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AWARE Week Toolbox

In celebration of the ocean, AWARE Week is taking place from 15th – 23rd September 2018!  This global event includes activities focused on tackling ocean pollution, creating awareness for vulnerable shark and ray species, and empowering local communities to take positive actions for the protection of fragile aquatic environments, fins on and fins off.

Your leadership is needed to encourage and empower more divers to look after the ocean. Join PADI® and Project AWARE® in protecting the ocean planet! Together with fellow PADI Professionals and divers, we challenge you to come up with some fun ideas and ways to run Project AWARE courses, raise some funds for ocean protection and carry out some Dive Against Debris® survey dives during the AWARE Week celebrations.

Shop AWARE Week Store 

Need a mesh bag for your Dive Against Debris®? Or a banner to promote your event? Visit our AWARE Week store.

100% AWARE partners receive a 30% discount. Adopt a Dive Site participants receive 20%. Please contact for your discount code.

Marketing Tools

Download these banners to help promote your AWARE Week. Use the #AWAREWeek hashtag in your social feeds and don't forget to tag @projectaware and @padi.

AWARE Week marketing resources are available in the following languages:

English  |  Deutsch  |  Español  |  Français  |  Italiano  |  Nederlands  | 
Korean (
한국어)   Simplified Chinese (中文简体)  |  Traditional Chinese (中文繁體)

image of AWARE Week sign up for a course"Sign Up" for a Course Banners:
"Take Action" for the Ocean Banners:Take Action For the Ocean


"Help Save Sharks" Banners:image of AWARE Week help save sharks banner



Dive Against Debris® Specialty

Download the Dive Against Debris Specialty Course to teach your divers how to remove, record and report marine debris. Mobilize your community into action and empower a growing movement of debris activists across the globe.

AWARE Shark Conservation Diver Specialty

Overfishing, bycatch and finning. You know that shark populations worldwide are facing tough challenges. Luckily divers can help secure a brighter future for sharks. Get ready to mobilize your troops into action.

Need to apply to teach the AWARE Shark Conservation Diver or Dive Against Debris Course? Download the Instructor Application form here.

Updated Project AWARE Specialty 

New tools to support your teaching, Instructor Outline and some hints and tips.

    Start a Fundraiser

    Get started today! Download your Fundraising Ideas guide and create your personal or team fundraising profile.

    Perhaps fundraising isn't your thing but you still want to support. Make a donation in honor of AWARE week.

    If you have any questions or need any support please contact your local PADI Regional Manager or reach out to Project AWARE via our Contact Us form.

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    #LoveTheUnloved Photo Contest
    Show your support for the listing of sea cucumbers at CITES CoP18. It's time to #LoveTheUnloved

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