Dive Against Debris

Jul. 01/11
Pulau Semak Daun, Kepulauan Seribu
Jakarta Bay
Jakarta 10000
5° 42' 10.1988" S, 106° 32' 26.79" E

It's our regular one-day dive trip combined with Coral Watch and underwater cleanup activities.

We will be specifically conducting observation on the development of crown of thornes around the Karang Lebar area of Pulau Semak Daun. If the presence of COTs increased significantly, we will remove them to avoid further expansion and threat of coral bleaching.

As usual, we will collect underwater debris in every dive. Let's make our underwater planet cleaner and join the Aware Scavenger Hunt game :)

Jun. 21/11

Braving the chilly conditions of Shelley Beach, New South Wales, Australia, 14 Project AWARE and PADI Asia Pacific staff completed a Dive Against Debris underwater survey. 

Jun. 28/11
Putra World Centre Kuala Lumpur
3° 13' 41.7756" N, 101° 27' 31.464" E

Come and visit the PADI Booth at the Malaysia International Dive Expo. Project AWARE will be on hand to answer your questions, give you advice and support on your ocean protection projects and hand out shark tattoos, petitions, Dive Against Debris tools and much more.

Sep. 16/11
Jinshawan Bay Beach Resort
Jinsha Road Dapeng Town
Shenzhen, 44 508000
22° 34' 4.8324" N, 114° 27' 26.3736" E

17 September 2011 Saturday is “International Cleanup Day”

For the seventh time, Shenzhen Blue Ocean Conservation Association~  a NGO ~ a volunteer group have taken the task of cleaning up debris along 10 Km coastline stretch along the Dapeng Peninsula assisted by more than 2000 volunteers,including school children,college students,divers,officials,etc. from  7.00 am to 18.00 pm.


September is Debris Month of Action – a time when thousands of scuba divers around the world rally together to take action against the trash from our everyday lives that makes its way to the ocean. Marine debris, or trash in the ocean, consists of litter like plastic bags, food wrappers and drink bottles as well as enormous fishing nets, cars and industrial waste. It’s unsightly, costly for local communities and endangers some of our most vulnerable underwater species.


Don’t let your dives go to waste! Grab your mesh bag, scuba gear and a data card. Take a giant stride and Dive Against Debris.

Scuba divers have cleaned debris from underwater environments for decades. But despite our best efforts, the trash from our daily lives keeps piling up.

In response to the onslaught of marine debris, one of the biggest ocean issues of our time, Project AWARE launched Dive Against Debris.

May. 31/11

Calling all event leaders! Are you organizing a Dive Against Debris activity with your divers? Before you take the plunge with dive volunteers, be sure they sign and complete a customized liability release form.

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May. 31/11

Personalize the AWARE Dive Against Debris poster by adding your local event details. Display posters in your dive center or local community to recruit volunteers and show your support for a clean ocean.

Customizing the poster is easy, just follow these steps:

1.       Click to download the poster.

2.       Add your event details; Dive Center/Organizer Name Date; Location; Contact

3.       Print poster copies (up to 11” x 17” or A3 size paper)

May. 31/11

Are you a Dive Against Debris event organizer? Show it off to customers and colleagues! Simply add a Dive Against Debris web banner to your website to promote your local events or demonstrate your commitment to the fight against marine debris. It’s easy to add a banner (728 by 90 pixels) to your site.


May. 28/11

Well, 30 divers and snorkelers from OceanAdventures Dive Center in Kolding, Denmark can answer that question when last Saturday they cleaned the lake as part of a Project AWARE Dive Against Debris event.