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Adopt a Dive Site™ this Earth Day

Project AWARE News

Happy Earth Day, scuba friends! We are blown away by the enthusiasm of participants in our #MyDiveSite photo challenge. Your photos and stories prove that volunteer actions can add up to a big impact for the health of our oceans.

Scuba divers are some of the world’s most passionate ocean advocates. With our unique underwater access and dive skills, we’re a powerful movement – one that seeks out action and mobilizes for change.

That’s why today, Earth Day, we’re proud to launch Adopt a Dive Site – a unique and powerful program to involve dive centers, resorts and leaders around the world in ongoing, local protection and monitoring of our favorite underwater playgrounds.

Your #MyDiveSite photos and stories show that scuba divers are fast becoming the caretakers of our ocean planet, and we want to help empower you – dive centers and professionals – to take ownership and increase your stewardship of the dive sites you visit regularly. Adopt a Dive Site is a unique opportunity to protect what you love.

About the Program:

Through Dive Against Debris™ we’re already narrowing the marine debris knowledge gap in policy and science. It’s an incredible effort that has helped save the lives of many ocean species and helped make our ocean cleaner, but the sad truth is that we know there is much more trash is the ocean, and largely, it goes unreported. Adopt a Dive Site is an opportunity for outstanding Dive Against Debris leaders to take ownership of their dive sites.

Participants will pledge to carry out monthly Dive Against Debris surveys, reporting each month from the same location. In return, you’ll be provided with survey tools to help implement your actions, a yearly report on the state of your local reef and recognition tools to share your stewardship with customers and the community.

Together, Adopt a Dive Site participants will help build a strong and vibrant community of Dive Against Debris activists. We’re thrilled to welcome our new Adopt a Dive Site dive centers and kick off a new wave of stewardship:

Sunshine Divers, Thailand

12Dive, Tenerife

Liquid Dive Dumaguete, Philippines

B&J Diving Centre, Malaysia

Bali Hai Diving Adventures, Indonesia

Emma Christison, UK

Dive In, UK

Sin City Scuba, USA

Black Beard Sports, Puerto Rico

Stuart Cove's Dive, Bahamas

Saltstraumen DykkeCamp, Norway

Flavio Scotto d'Abusco, Italy

Isla Catalina Diving, Dominican Republic

Flippas-n-Fins Ltd, UK

Dive Friends Bonaire, Bonaire

Pura Vida Divers, USA

Bali Crystal Divers, Indonesia

ASD Diving Nervi ITC, Italy

Underwater Research Group of New South Wales, Australia

7SEAS, Indonesia

Scuba For Change, Philippines

Claudio Baccinelli, Italy

Perth Scuba, Australia

Dive! Tutukaka, New Zealand

Patriot Scuba, USA

Sea Ventures pro Dive Center, Puerto Rico

Rainbow Reef Dive Center, USA

Fantasy Island Dive Center, Canada


Take your Dive Against Debris to the next level – apply to Adopt a Dive Site today!


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