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Sep. 28/11

On Saturday 9th July Sub-Mission Dive Club in the UK organised a charity Fin-athon called Fin4Finning. Divers were targeted with completing 100,000,000 millimetres in mask and fins collectively, swimming from 8 am until 10 pm.

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Sep. 14/11

Where do you think your rubbish ends up? The Museum of Design in Zurich, Switzerland knows it ends up in our oceans. So they are calling on Dive Against Debris volunteer divers to contribute to an exhibition: The Plastic Garbage Project.

The Museum of Design wants the plastic divers find underwater to present facts about plastic pollution in an illustrative way at their upcoming exhibition, which will be shown from July 4th to September 2nd 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland.

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Sep. 13/11

It’s the only pirate ship discovered in the Caribbean and it’s the site of Dive Against Debris this Saturday, September 17th. The Captain Kidd's 1699 Quedagh Merchant shipwreck located offshore Isla Catalina in the Dominican Republic continues to see its share of marine debris. The constant flow of our trash from the nearby river threatens this irreplaceable historical and biological treasure that rests among an endangered Elkhorn coral habitat.  

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Sep. 01/11

If you lost some pants somewhere near Moscow, Russia - never fear, they’ve been recovered by the debris divers from 13 Dreaming Dolphins. And thanks to their fantastic work and spirited Dive Against Debris competitions, we now have debris data recorded for three pairs of men’s underpants and a parachute.

Since Project AWARE’s June launch of the new Dive Against Debris program, developed just for divers, 13 Dreaming Dolphins has been logging their debris dives each month. And you just never know what you’re going to find.

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Aug. 16/11

In the Caribbean Bay Islands of Honduras, Utila Dive Centre is working hard to care for the delicate marine environment through research, community education and, most recently, the Utila Clean Up Festival, including a Dive Against Debris.

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Aug. 15/11

Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures, PADI 5 Star IDC Diver Training Centre in Sabah, Borneo, has committed to support Project AWARE's environmental conservation efforts by signing up for 500 Project AWARE branded certification cards.

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Aug. 03/11

With the introduction of Dive Against Debris, the act of removing debris underwater and logging data about that debris has become a Project AWARE focus. Sarah Wormald, the Global Scavenger Hunt champion, is one AWARE diver taking the cleanup commitment to the next level.

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Long-time Project AWARE supporter, Pedro Mendes, is passionate about wildlife and conservation. But this year, he’s taking that passion to a whole new level. Pedro has pledged to raise £2,000 for ocean protection through Project AWARE by 31st December. And he’s not taking this pledge lightly.

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Jul. 21/11

Shark Guardian, a nonprofit organization founded by Brendon Sing, is standing up for shark protection and inspiring the masses to put their shark passion to action. Sing takes the Shark Guardian presentation international, traveling and presenting to massive audiences about the importance of shark species, why they’re in trouble and what we can do about it. 

“We make it clear that sharks are vitally important for the health and ecological balance of our oceans. We must save our sharks and protect our oceans, to save ourselves,” said Sing. 

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Jul. 15/11

Koh Tao located in the Gulf of Thailand is widely known as a haven for scuba divers from all around the globe. With many people visiting the island which only covers an area of about 21 square kilometers, local dive centers are running eco friendly programs to help relief some of the environmental stress and pressure that ever increasing tourism put on Koh Tao's natural resources.

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