I've known about Project AWARE for quite a while, even two weeks ago when I wasn't qualified, and I've always wanted to be a part of it. Now I'm a member, and I have my own 'My Ocean' page, I can see what AWARE are doing for the ocean, and how I can be a part of it.
It’s been 21 years since Project AWARE first began. The world of scuba diving was much different then. And so were the ways of conservation. We were still learning about the issues and educating ourselves on sustainable practices underwater.
As the AWARE mission, logo and strategies have evolved over the years, so have the environmental priorities of the world. And together, we step up our efforts for the ocean wherever they’re needed most. Now, we’re prioritizing shark protection and working to eliminate marine debris from the world’s ocean.
On 12th June 2011, PADI Platinum Course Director, Camille Lemmens will swap his scuba diving fins for running shoes as he participates in the Laguna Phuket International Marathon, Thailand to raise funds for our ocean planet.
“I've taken part in many marathons but this year I wanted to do something a little different. So I’m raising funds for Project AWARE, whose goal is to encourage and inspire divers to be part of the solution for ocean protection.” says Lemmens.
Project AWARE’s Annual Report 2010 details conservation efforts and achievements from the past year and showcases many remarkable actions of AWARE divers from around the globe working to protect our ocean planet.
Check out AWARE's Financials for 2010 and how we used your donor dollar towards protecting our ocean.
Use this training resource to teach, dive and certify students in coral monitoring and data collection. Educate students about coral reef impacts such as coral bleaching; provide knowledge and skills to identify coral health; and record data and demonstrate how to execute dives using the Coral Health Chart.
Join our partner, University of Queensland, and participate in a global coral health monitoring program. The CoralWatch Do It Yourself Monitoring Kit has all the information you need to get started in assessing the health of coral reefs today.