# Being passionate about diving means you should be passionate about the ocean. You should be willing to do your part to protect it, both proactively and reactively.
To ensure that this ethic is understood by future dive professionals, we, Scuba Center Asia ask all our PADI Divemaster candidates to complete a Project AWARE Dive Against Debris Survey as part of the course. The survey is about taking care of your local dive sites, sorting the trash you find and entering the data into Project AWARE’s Dive Against Debris Map.
As we did for Divemaster candidates Zander, Hayden and Andrew. The three of them including all other staff were sent of to the Pontoon site of Lembongan island. A ... place where a big iron pontoon is placed to serve daytrip snorklers from Bali and leave a tremendous pile of rubbish behind.
Unfortunately it was true and this place was full of rubbish and the team were not so empty handed when it came to trash, collecting around 14 kilograms that varied in type. The majority was plastic, but we also picked up large rubber mats, paint buckets and brushes, metal poles and hotel rooms keys.
You can learn more about Project AWARE at projectaware.org or contact Kim to arrange a Dive Against Debris on your next visit to Scuba Center Asia!
Or simply sent an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward meeting you all!