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Dive Against Debris® Specialty Course Toolkit

You’ve seen it first-hand. Marine debris is not only unsightly, it’s dangerous to sea life, hazardous to human health, and costly to our economies.

You understand the devastating impact that trash has on our ocean environments, but you also know the important role that scuba divers play in preventing, removing and reporting debris found underwater. Mobilize your community into action and empower a growing movement of debris activists across the globe. Teach the Dive Against Debris® Distinctive Specialty Course!

Dive Against Debris® Instructor Guide

Teach divers through Independent Learning or Classroom Presentations.

Apply for the Dive Against Debris® Instructor rating through PADI. PADI donates your Instructor Rating fee to Project AWARE. Use the PADI Specialty Instructor Form to apply for the Distinctive Specialty rating or the PADI Specialty Instructor Trainer Form to apply for the Distinctive Instructor Trainer rating.

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Dive Against Debris® Lesson Guides

Engage your students in the classroom by using the Lesson Guides.

English  |  Deutsch  Español  |  Français  Italiano  |  Nederlands  Português  Korean  Simplified Chinese  Traditional Chinese  Japanese  Indonesian


NEW! Submit your data via our new mobile app. Turn your phone into a tool for ocean protection by downloading the free Dive Against Debris app from  Google Play or  iTunes.

Other materials required to teach this course include:

Dive Against Debris Survey Toolkit : Survey Guide, Data Cards, Marine Debris ID Guide.

10 Tips to Protect for Divers to Protect the Ocean Planet

Report Data: Online Data Submission Form

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