About the Movement
Project AWARE Foundation is a growing movement of scuba divers protecting the ocean planet – one dive at a time.
Over the past two decades of underwater conservation we’ve learned that divers are true leaders in ocean protection. We’re ocean heroes numbering in the millions across the globe. We believe together our actions will make a huge impact and will help to rescue the ocean.
With new programs and more online resources than ever before, Project AWARE supports an unprecedented global movement of divers acting in their own communities to protect the ocean and implement lasting change.
We’re focusing in on two major ocean issues –Sharks in Peril and Marine Debris, or trash in our ocean. Truly, there are many conservation issues converging on our ocean planet at once, but we’re concentrating on these serious problems where scuba divers are uniquely positioned to directly and positively affect real, long-term change in these two areas.
Together, we’re re-thinking what’s possible and sharing a positive vision for our ocean future. Get ready for the work ahead by joining the movement of thousands of divers to protect our ocean planet.
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Debris Activist Ranier Dieterle is tackling marine debris head on! An outstanding leader in his local community, Ranier recently hosted a large group in a Dive Against Debris survey and educational seminar, engaging volunteer divers in critical thinking about the long-term effects of trash in underwater environments and creative brainstorming for potential solutions. One idea – wind-safe garbage bins – was proposed to help improve the local community. Project AWARE thanks Ranier for his dedication to the cause!