• Dive Against Debris

Dive Against Debris

Make a difference on every dive by activating your inner citizen scientist. During the Dive Against Debris® Diver Specialty course, you’ll learn how ocean plastic and trash cleanups not only keep your local dive sites healthier, but also how to contribute to a global database that documents our planet’s marine debris problem.

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Under the guidance of your instructor, you’ll participate in a Dive Against Debris survey and turn your passion for the underwater world into real action.

Join the PADI Torchbearertm movement of divers protecting our ocean planet and making every dive count.

Take This Course If You Want to

  • Become a citizen scientist for marine conservation
  • Learn how you can truly make a difference for our oceans
  • Keep your local dive sites clean from ocean plastic and debris

Learn How to

  • Identify which objects should and shouldn’t be removed from the ocean
  • Conduct a survey: Sort, record and report the marine debris you collect
  • Contribute to PADI AWARE Foundation’s global database

How to Earn your Scuba Diving Certification

Complete Dive Against Debris eLearning, then make a Dive Against Debris survey dive, during which you’ll collect marine debris underwater. After your dive, you’ll weigh, sort, record, dispose of and report your marine debris to the PADI AWARE Foundation™ database.

Independent Study

1 PADI eLearning®

PADI eLearning makes it easy to fit scuba lessons into your busy schedule. Complete the independent study part of your course whenever, wherever it's convenient for you.

Work at your own pace, online or offline, using a computer or mobile device. Connect with your instructor for in-water training, or whenever you have a question.

  • eLearning time commitment: 2-4 hours

At The Dive Shop

2 With Your Instructor

You'll plan and execute a dive with a buddy to remove underwater marine debris while demonstrating appropriate judgment as to which objects should and shouldn’t be removed from the ocean. After the dive, you’ll conduct a survey by recording and reporting your Dive Against Debris data.

  • Prerequisites: PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver, PADI Freedivertm or PADI Advanced Mermaidtm (or qualifying certification)
  • Total time commitment: 1 day
  • Minimum age: 10

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