Sadly, many dives sites around the world contain evidence of negative human impact on the environment in the form of debris. This can be any sort of trash, rubbish, or recylcing.
What You Learn
First, find a dive that has debris. Then we go about planning our attack and figuring our how to remove what we can. Cataloguing what we find is where we see the true impact of our efforts immediately. We'll also cover the following topics:
- About marine debris, the damage done, what it is, where it comes from, and how divers are part of the solution
- 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 surveys count. The five easy steps to report the debris you've removed to maximize each survey's benefits.
- How to join the global Project AWARE movement of scuba divers protecting the ocean.
- Open Junior Open Water Diver and above!
- Minimum Age: 12
- Access to online materials
- 1 Open Water Dive
- PADI certification fees
- Rental Gear
- Entrance Fees to dive site if applicable