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 ; and only divers have the possibility and 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

2 Open Water dives

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 packaging and recycling policy on a global basis.



4 participants max per instructor


Included in the price:

  • 2 dives
  • Tuition
  • Classroom presentation
  • Diving equipment rental
  • PADI certification fees
  • €10 donation to PADI AWARE FOUNDATION for global marine conservation.  We are a 100% AWARE partner.


12 years old

Be certified (junior) Open Water Diver