AWARE Week 2019!

Happy AWARE Week 2019!

As a 100% AWARE dive shop we here at Blue Planet DC are especially excited for AWARE Week 2019 and we hope you are too. To kick off the week, let’s take a brief look at the history and mission of Project AWARE.

What is Project AWARE?

Project AWARE began as a set of environmental ethics held by PADI instructors and incorporated into the PADI teaching methodology. These included the 10 Tips for Divers to Protect the Environment which were originally called the 10 Ways. In 1989, PADI founded Project AWARE as a separate non-profit entity fully focused on protecting our oceans.

Today, Project AWARE is involved in marine conservation efforts around the world. This includes supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, contributing to the protection of sharks through the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as well as providing small grants to communities researching ways to protect and conserve the ocean. A full list of Project AWARE’s partners and alliances can be found here.

In addition to the active role it plays in different marine conservation efforts globally, Project AWARE provides educational tools to dive shops, tour operators and divers. As divers are often the first to witness changes in the ocean that can be overwhelming, tools like the Project AWARE “10 Tips for Divers to Protect the Environment” can prove beneficial.

What are the “10 Tips”?

What can you do right now?

First, sign the Project AWARE pledge, download your personal copy of the10 Tips, and join us and many of your fellow divers dedicated to ocean protection.

Then, follow Blue Planet on Instagram and Facebook all week as we explore the Project AWARE 10 Tips each day and how to apply these tips to our diving habits and our everyday life. We’ll be sharing information about ways to get involved with conservation, ongoing research, current events in marine conservation, as well as lots of Blue Planet classes and trips.

And finally, sure to stop by the shop and check out all of the Project AWARE classes we offer and join us for a local clean up. There are lots of ways you can take action this week!

Happy AWARE Week 2019!

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