PROJECT AWARE Dive Against Debris


Every year tens of thousands of marine animals and seabirds die from eating or getting tangled up in marine debris – or litter in the ocean. Marine debris also damages habitats, makes coastal areas unattractive to visit and is expensive to remove. As much as seventy percent of the rubbish entering our ocean sinks to the seafloor; only divers have the skills to tackle underwater marine debris.

To make long-term improvements individuals, businesses and governments need to make changes that stop rubbish from entering the ocean. For the best results, these changes must be driven by an accurate picture of the extent of the marine debris problem. By completing Dive Against Debris surveys you help build that picture from an underwater perspective. The data you collect through Dive Against Debris helps drive changes that protect marine life and marine environments.



1 classroom presentation

1 Open Water dive

The course equips you with the knowledge and skills to complete Dive Against Debris surveys including the removal of marine debris underwater, and reporting the data online. Dive Against Debris surveys and the data submitted are essential to help drive change and inform policy.



Discounted prices from 3 participants

4 participants max per instructor

1 to 2 participants: 120€

3 and + participants: 105€

Included in the price:

  • 1 dive
  • Tuition
  • Classroom presentation
  • Diving equipment rental
  • Insurance
  • PADI certification fees
  • 10€ donation to Project Aware to save the ocean. We are 100% PROJECT AWARE.


12 years old

Be certified (junior) Open Water Diver