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Make a difference on every dive by activating your inner citizen scientist. During the Dive Against Debris® Diver Specialty course, you’ll learn how ocean plastic and trash cleanups not only keep your local dive sites healthier, but also how to contribute to a global database that documents our planet’s marine debris problem. Under the guidance of your instructor, you’ll participate in a Dive Against Debris survey and turn your passion for the underwater world into real action.

Join the PADI Torchbearertm movement of divers protecting our ocean planet and making every dive count.

Take This Course If You Want to
  •  Become a citizen scientist for marine conservation
  •  Learn how you can truly make a difference for our oceans
  •  Keep your local dive sites clean from ocean plastic and debris
Learn How to
  •  Identify which objects should and shouldn’t be removed from the ocean
  •  Conduct a survey: Sort, record and report the marine debris you collect 
  •  Contribute to PADI AWARE Foundation’s global database

The Dive Against Debris Diver Specialty course dive may count toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

Each AWARE or PADI Specialty you complete gets you one step closer to earning the elite Master Scuba Diver™  rating.

Check out more AWARE Specialty courses – Coral Reef Conservation, Shark Conservation Diver and PADI AWARETM Specialist.

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