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. 

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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.

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Action Highlights

Action Highlights

At 5 of June 2015 we make the first step to clean the port of Sifnos island in Greece. Its a very pretty place but nobody ever dive there or collect even one trush from the water because they didn't had the right equipments and organization to do it. Sifnos Diving Center team with the help of the local marine port, decide to protect our underwater treasure. We did a lot of work and we still have many dives to do until we clean it all. Many trash cans from tourists and tires from tracks that the locals use to tight there boats. We remove more than 20 tires and still has a lot.

New Zealand Underwater Association (NZUA) was lucky enough to be asked by Kelly Tarlton’s Sealife Aquarium to assist with a Project AWARE Dive for Debris as part of their World Ocean Day activities on June 8th.  Okahu Bay Wharf was the chosen site, just across the road from Kelly Tarlton’s, a popular fishing and sightseeing spot. We suspected there would be plenty of rubbish to retrieve!

Giving something back to the sea is how our guests and staff see regular clean up events.  World Ocean Day was no different, with instructor Valerii and his guests picking up the litter from Eagle Ray Bay on the 2 house reef dives.  Our heros dived for 6 kilos of debris finding mainly food and beverage packaging along Eagle Ray Bay.  However, we are pleased it was such a small amount as our instructors regularly collect rubbish during the daily dives anyway keeping the house reef spic and span!