Grab your mesh bag and data card every time you dive and make all your dives a Dive Against Debris. Don’t let your dive go to waste, help us make a difference.
Who should take this course?
This AWARE course empowers you, as a scuba diver to remove marine debris from the ocean. It helps to improve the health of ocean ecosystems and protect marine life against injury and often death.
Around 25,000 divers have participated in Dive against Debris, in more than 50 countries and have collected 500,000 pieces of trash. So, if you are committed to joining the underwater protection movement, this is the right place.
All debris will be separated into types, amount, location found and weight. The data will then be recorded and added onto the interactive map.
What will you learn?
During this course, you will:
Log data about debris in our oceans and rivers, using Project AWARE
Understand and learn about how fragile our underwater world really is
Learn how to organise a clean-up, gather debris and record your data with Project AWARE
Use Project AWARE’s international data base to record information about collected debris
What scuba gear you will use?
Basic scuba diving equipment
Gloves to protect your hands
Mesh bag to collect debris
Underwater slate and pencil
What learning materials do you require?
You can make a FREE download of your Dive Against Debris Kit from Project AWARE (www.projectaware.org) The kit includes everything you need; a survey guide, data card, marine debris identification guide and a surveyor checklist.
To enroll in this exciting course the:
Participant must be 12 years of age, or older
Minimum PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or equivalent certification from another training agency
Participants under the age of 18 years must have parent or guardian consent
Complete a diver medical questionnaire declaring you are in good physical health