Protecting our Environment With Every Certification Issued

Being a professional member of the dive community is about more then just collecting awards and racking up dives. Anyone can claim to make a difference in our community but action is what really makes a difference. Today I was the first instructor in the PADI America's region to sign an agreement with Project AWARE to truly make a difference. Starting today every certification card I issue through the Professional Association of Dive Instructors will be issued on a Limited Edition Project AWARE card demonstrating my commitment to marine conservation.

Protecting our Environment With Every Certification Issued
   

Being a professional member of the dive community is about more then just collecting awards and racking up dives. Anyone can claim to make a difference in our community but action is what really makes a difference. Today I was one of the first instructors in the PADI America's region to sign an agreement with PADI to truly make a difference. Starting today every certification card I issue through the Professional Association of Dive Instructors will be issued on a Limited Edition Project AWARE card demonstrating my commitment to marine conservation.

  So what does the money go to?  
  • Collecting data & Removing Devastating Debris Worldwide while tackling prevention and policy efforts addressing long-term solutions.

Securing protection for the world's most threaded shark species. Together, we are creating a powerful, collective voice to lead global grassroots change.

Strengthening shark finning bans and closing loopholes. Project AWARE and counter divers have been involved in several advancements for shark protection around the world so far and we'll continue closing loopholes in areas where they matter the most.

Engaging Divers in education and conservation actions worldwide.