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100% AWARE

Become 100% AWARE - Partner Giving Program

Exclusively for PADI Members, PADI® Professionals around the world are connecting their passion for ocean adventure with the purpose of marine conservation by making a commitment to become 100% AWARE. You also ensure that all of your students* processed through PADI PIC Online receive the Project AWARE Certification Card. *with an exception of DSD, EFR, Seal Team, Public Safety Diver and Tec Rec®

Click here to apply in English online, or if you would like to apply in another language please follow one of the links below:

French | German | Dutch | Spanish | Italian | Portuguese | Korean | Traditional Chinese | Simplified Chinese

image of 100AWARE flag underwater100% AWARE means your business is:

  • Supporting the protection of the underwater world your business relies on
  • Streamlining the PIC Online Process - give all of your students the Project AWARE certification card, in one easy step
  • Tax-deductible donation to conservation programs. 100% AWARE partners collectively contribute to almost 17% of Project AWARE’s annual revenue. You can see AWARE’s annual impact report here to see how we spend our funds
  • Engaging and creating loyal customers who appreciate and value your commitment to conservation

image of 100aware flag How does it work?

  • Agree to donate on behalf of each student you certify as an individual instructor or dive center.
  • Choose between option 1 flat donation of US$250/AU$250/€250/£250 per month or option 2  US$10/AU$10/€10/£10 per student (you’ll be invoiced each month) depending on your AWARE office location.
  • You’ll be given the option to pay online, by PayPal or bank transfer.
  • You can select which version of the AWARE card you would like, otherwise if you select the standard PADI card the system will decide for you which AWARE card to send automatically.

image of 100 AWARE boatWhat are the benefits?

  • Gain positive exposure to a movement of more than 1 million adventurers worldwide
  • 100% AWARE swag packet with promotional materials and digital marketing toolkit in 7 languages
  • Coming Soon: Exclusive webinars 2x per year only available to 100% AWARE members
  • Your partnership contributes 10 points towards the PADI Green Star award and waives the usual fee
  • Listed as a 100% AWARE Partner and featured on the global 100% AWARE map and My PADI Club
  • 20% off all AWARE merchandise through our new online store
  • Ability to vote on Project AWARE’s version of the PADI c-card picture each year
  • Marketing opportunities: Chance to be featured on AWARE social and marketing platforms, as well as potential features in PADI's regional blogs, including #FeaturedDestination and #TravelTuesday posts
  • Member Status to the 100% AWARE Facebook Group
  • 100% AWARE badge to your My Ocean profile
  • We suggest customers to contact our 100% AWARE partners when they want to dive with centres who are environmentally responsible
  • Featured in Project AWARE’s Annual Report

What will my support do?

To date, 100% AWARE partner donations have financially supported programs to achieve maximum conservation outcomes

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Ready to apply?

Click here to apply in English online, or if you would like to apply in another language please follow one of the links below:

French  |  German  |  Dutch  |  Spanish  |  Italian  |  Portuguese  |  Korean |  Traditional Chinese |  Simplified Chinese


image of 100 AWARE cards 2019Dive with a 100% AWARE Partner

If you're learning to dive or looking to expand your dive education, choose a 100% AWARE Partner.

These ocean stewards support a clean, healthy ocean by making a donation on behalf of each student to Project AWARE. You'll receive the Project AWARE version of your PADI® certification card and be part of a movement of divers protecting our ocean planet.

Before you dive in, find your nearest 100% AWARE Partner. This map is your guide to finding 100% AWARE dive centers and instructors that are committed to turning dive students into AWARE ambassadors for the oceans.

100% AWARE partners make a big difference by contributing vital funds to protect the ocean planet.  Ongoing contributions support:

  • Marine Debris Prevention: we’re collecting data and removing devastating debris worldwide while tackling policy efforts to address long-term solutions.
  • Shark Protection: securing protection for the world’s most vulnerable shark species. Together, we’re strengthening shark finning bans and closing policy loopholes in countries that matter most.


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