marine debris

Jul. 13/11
Perez Cove
Perez Cove Way
San Diego, CA 92109
United States
32° 46' 4.4436" N, 117° 13' 52.482" W



Welcome to the Project AWARE Global Underwater Scavenger Hunt!

We've had a great time playing the Scavenger Hunt with you! This contest is now closed and we've announced the winners -- click here to read about who won the contest. And please keep Diving Against Debris!

Here’s how the contest works:

Jun. 07/11
World Diving Lembongan
Jungutbatu Beach
Nusa Lembongan
8° 40' 23.358" S, 115° 26' 50.1936" E

As it is World Oceans Day on June 8th we will be encouraging all of our divers to take clean up bags out diving with them so that whilst they are enjoying the beautiful reefs around Nusa Lembongan, Ceningan and Penida they can help in keeping them clean and healthy! Of course when they return any trash collected will be counted and recorded and sent in to the lovely guys at Project AWARE who do so much to help keep our oceans protected! If anyone would like to join us for diving then please let us know -


With ever increasing threats to our ocean planet, working globally and acting locally has never been so important.

You can empower your local ocean community to take conservation action to a whole new level of change. With measured results, on the ground and under the water action, your Ocean Action Project brings us one step closer to a clean, healthy and abundant ocean planet by addressing the root causes of marine debris or shark and ray protection issues. 


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.



Understanding the Problem

Our ocean is under siege. From everyday trash like plastic bags, food wrappers and drink bottles, to larger items like car batteries, kitchen appliances and fishing nets, our debris is entering the sea at an alarming rate. Our ocean has become a dumping ground.


Downbelow Marine and Wildlife Adventures, Malaysia enlisted the help of 30 university students for their Dive For Earth Day event. The students from University of Glamorgan, UK were visiting Gaya Island as part of a research project. 

Jaco from Downbelow, “They happily agreed to pitch in and help remove trash from the very environment they had been researching the previous week.”  To end the day dive shop donated a brand new dive computer and the students dug deep to raise $400 for Project AWARE.