New 10 Tips for Divers Benefit the Ocean

Divers pledge to harness the power of scuba for conservation.

Project AWARE, a global nonprofit organization, launches its modernized 10 Tips for Divers to Protect the Ocean Planet - a code of conduct for scuba divers to safely interact and protect underwater environments at the same time.

The eco ethic aims to harness the power of scuba to influence environmental change – one dive at a time. 10 Tips for Divers is an ethic to live by. Just as climbers and campers have a code, so do millions of certified divers around the world. Also incorporated into PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) training courses and materials, Project AWARE’s 10 Tips for Divers to Protect the Ocean Planet will reach millions, from professional to recreational level scuba divers.

“Small conscientious acts for conservation, multiplied by many like-minded people, can add up to something big,” said Alex Earl, Executive Director for Project AWARE. “The ocean faces ever-increasing threats today. Project AWARE’s 10 Tips focuses on top ocean issues globally where divers can specifically make a difference. Thanks to corporate partnership with PADI, Project AWARE is able to extend our nonprofit reach to educate and engage divers globally and advance our critical mission for ocean protection.”

Scuba divers everywhere can boost their eco by taking this ocean ethic to heart and take the pledge to follow 10 Tips for Divers to Protect the Ocean Planet every time they dive and travel.

  1. Be a Buoyancy Expert
  2. Be a Role Model
  3. Take Only Photos - Leave Only Bubbles
  4. Protect Underwater Life
  5. Become a Debris Activist
  6. Make Responsible Seafood Choices
  7. Take Action
  8. Be an Eco-tourist
  9. Shrink Your Carbon Footprint
  10. Give Back

Discover and share the full version of 10 Tips for Divers with recommendations for divers and ocean advocates of all levels at projectaware.org/10Tips.

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Notes to Editors: Project AWARE is a global movement of scuba divers protecting our ocean planet - one dive at a time. Focused on the critical issues of Sharks in Peril and Marine Debris, Project AWARE empowers thousands of divers in more than 180 countries to work together for a clean, healthy and abundant ocean planet. Project AWARE Foundation is a registered non-profit organization.

10 Tips for Divers to Protect the Ocean Planet: Project AWARE’s 10 Tips for Divers helps divers of all skill levels make a difference when they dive, travel and more. View the full version of 10 Tips, take the pledge or download and share the graphic resources at projectaware.org/10Tips.

For further information please contact: 

Tiffany Leite, Associate Director, Communications & Outreach Tel: +1 949 858 7657 Ext. 2448 – Email: tiffany.leite@projectaware.org

Domino Albert, Manager, EMEA and New Media Specialist Tel: +44 (0)117 300 7313 - Email: domino.albert@projectaware.org.uk