Action Zone

Be part of a global movement and dive into action to confront two key ocean issues – sharks in peril and marine debris.

Project AWARE Map

Aware Divers in Action (map)

Dive Into Action

Want to make your dives count for conservation? Search the Action Map for events near you or check out a full list of upcoming actions to dive into. Better yet, start an action in your community. 


Dive Against Debris (map)

Dive Against Debris Map

Together, we're battling back against ocean trash and showing the world what's found beneath the waves. Explore the map to find the types and amounts of debris items divers are reporting from more than 60 countries and help make change.



Action Highlights

Action Highlights

We had a great dive cleanup at Ballast Point Park and Pier.  This is one of the sites that has been adopted by Tampa Bay Green Consortium and semi-annual dive cleanups are conducted here to collect data and develop a trend analysis on marine debris.

At this event, we had volunteers from Eckard College’s Search and Rescue Team students (and other Eckerd volunteers), Stetson University, University of South Tampa, University of South Florida, Tampa Young Men’s Service League, RICOH, and other local volunteers.

DIVE ARMY spent the week of 13 September- 21 September 2014 in Freeport, Grand Bahamas.

This week there were 8 certifications in AWARE Coral Reef Conservation, 8 AWARE Shark Conservation, 8 AWARE Sea Turtle Awareness, 3 AWARE Invasive Lionfish Tracker, 2 AWARE Dive Against Debris.

DIVE ARMY also hosted a DIVE against Debris collecting over 25 pounds of debris from the oceans.


Ocean Encounters and a team of 16 volunteer divers remove over 96kg of debris off the Lions Dive House Reef near Bapor Kibra, Curacao!  This event was part of an Island Wide Curacao Clean Up Day... where over 200,000 people participated!!