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.
Created by divers for divers, this global, underwater survey of rubbish is designed to increase debris removal efforts, prevent harm to marine life and connect your underwater actions to policy changes and prevention.
Dive Against Debris with a buddy or organize a group of volunteers. Get Started Here:
Whether you dive with a buddy or lead a group of volunteers, this kit includes essential materials to successfully complete a Dive Against Debris survey. Become familiar with critical data collection protocols before diving in.
Have you read the guide but need a buddy or like-minded group to dive in? Search the Action Map to find a Dive Against Debris near you.
Organizing a Dive Against Debris survey for a group of student divers or volunteers? Get the Dive Against Debris Event Organizer Kit including tools to plan and promote your event.
Announce your Dive Against Debris to the world and allow community volunteers to support your efforts. Add your event to the Action Map.
Reporting your Dive Against Debris data is essential to fight back against marine debris. Once reported, your data will enter a global database and help support the development and implementation of policies to improve solid waste management at all levels.
Explore the map to discover the types and amounts of debris scuba divers around the world have removed and reported from underwater environments since 2011.
Let others know what you’re doing to fight trash. Post images, video and share your story on My Ocean, Project AWARE’s global, online community for ocean protection.
Thank you for choosing to Dive Against Debris!