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10 Tips for Divers

Jan. 13/14

It can be a tough challenge to achieve the greenest shade of green today. It's not easy to stay on your best eco-ethical, carbon-friendly toes. But now, more than ever, it's critical to help make positive change. If you’re reading this, chances are, it’s not hard to find your green mojo. As a diver, you have a natural affinity for the blue planet and ocean protection specifically – it’s baked right in.

Just like climbers and campers have an ethic or code to live by – so do scuba divers. Since Project AWARE first launched its environmental ethic for divers 20 years ago, we’ve armed millions of divers with tips on how to “leave only bubbles”, to protect and advocate for the dive sites you love most.   

Project AWARE’s new 10 Tips for Divers to Protect the Ocean Planet helps make it easy to be an eco diver and protect the places we play in. Thanks for doing your part and taking these tips to heart every time you dive, travel and more.

10 Tips for Divers to Protect the Ocean Planet

  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

Download and share the full version today. Thanks for helping protect our ocean planet – one dive at a time.


I am a US Merchant Marine. I

I am a US Merchant Marine. I have been sailing deep ocean for more than 30 years. The bureaucracy that has been created because of your types of movement has had little if any effect on ocean pollutants. Are you aware that only US shipping pays any attention to the new rules? Are you aware that because of the new laws, we can no longer discharge paper, wood, and uneaten food into the waters? I see that you are asking for donations? Well, you will get some because the masses that look at these sites have LITTLE knowledge about what really goes on out there. I joined your site to bring to light the fact that yes, we need to watch what is put into the water...but as usual people who sit in offices and make laws have no knowledge of the real world. We dive in SALT WATER...for those of you who don't know what salt will eat up, you shouldn't be involved in this. For those of you who do,my adress is available andI will do whatever humanly possible to keep the water clean. The present path of the generic "keep the planet clean" folks is both uneducated and misguided. I just wish the resources being collected were being used for attainable goals, as of now they are not.

2 years ago

I think ,we don't have to be

I think ,we don't have to be a great diver to be able to be safe. we just have to be aware of the methods and precautions observed by safe divers. This would mean also that we are not only protecting ourselves but also the ocean planet.

2 years ago