PADI Dive Against Debris Specialty
Do you want to make a difference on every dive but not sure where to begin?
Enroll on our PADI Dive Against Debris Specialty and gain the knowledge and skills to activate your inner citizen scientist. You'll learn to complete Dive Against Debris surveys under the guidance of one of our PADI instructors and help keep your local dive sites healthier by removing debris.
The Fun Part
The fun part about this course is that you can help the ocean become a cleaner place for us as divers and help save marine life!
What do I need to start?
Have a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum Age: 12 Years old
What will I do?
- About marine debris, where it comes from, how it affects marine life, how to remove debris safely etc.
- How to establish a Dive Against Debris survey, the survey frequency, sites, profiles, and equipment. Also the use of photography and knowing what to leave behind.
- How to make your survey count. The five easy steps to report the debris you've removed to maximize each survey's benefits.
Minimum Open Water Training: one dive over one day
What will I need?
Before starting the course. You can start by reading the Dive Against Debris Survey Guide
, the Marine Debris Identification Guide
, and by downloading the Dive Against Debris Data Card
from the Project AWARE website.