From the smallest bits of plastic, car batteries and appliances, to enormous fishing nets, "stuff" from our daily lives makes its way to the ocean by the ton every day. As Earth's growing population consumes more disposable goods, the items we discard, even thousands of miles inland, are choking our ocean planet. Join us in the battle against marine debris and Dive Against Debris. Your local actions contribute to a clean, healthy future for the ocean.
We've taken the facts and the stats so you can follow the journey of rubbish from in land right out to our ocean. Follow The Ugly Journey of our Trash to learn how different kinds of debris threaten marine life.
Organizing a Dive Against Debris survey for a group of divers?
In addition to the must have Dive Against Debris Survey Kit, below you will find helpful tools to recruit, organize and recognize your volunteers as well as ideas for how to organize additional activities alongside your survey such as a family fun day, BBQ lunch or fundraiser.
Sharks are unique and play a crucial role in keeping our ocean healthy, but we are close to losing some shark species forever. Read this Study Guide to learn about the major threats, missing management strategies, and, best of all, the many actions you can take to give sharks a fighting chance.
If reading this Study Guide leaves you hungry for more shark action contact your local PADI dive centre to complete your AWARE Shark Conservation Diver Distinctive Specialty course.
Show your support by encouraging your student divers to make a donation to Project AWARE whenever they take a PADI diving course.
Display this poster in your facility and have your divers choose the limited edition Project AWARE version of the PADI Certification Card. 100 percent of their donation will go towards protecting our ocean planet.
Better yet, become a 100% AWARE partner to ensure all your certifications support ocean protection through Project AWARE.
Join dive professionals around the world putting ocean protection at the heart of their business and help fund critical ocean protection actions too. With more than 265 partners around the world, it's time for you to lead the way, get onboard and be100% AWARE. Review this agreement to start enjoying the benefits of the 100% AWARE Partnership today!
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Underwater Earth Day Pier & Beach Clean-Up
Drawing Sponsors and Public Support
LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA - Last November over 85 volunteers participated in the SOS Harvest Pier Clean-Up to help support the Project AWARE movement for a trash free ocean and environment. 300 pounds of trash was removed from under the pier and over 35 pounds from the shoreline.