padi Dive against debris
Learn how you can play your part in keeping our oceans clean.
You love diving, but not sure on how you can help and give your bit back to our oceans? During this Dive Against Debris specialty you will gain the knowledge and skills to help clean and protect our underwater playgrounds. You’ll learn to complete underwater surveys under the guidance of your Instructor.
If you are at least 12 years old and a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher you can enrol in this Project AWARE Specialty course.
What will you learn:
- What is marine debris, the damage it does, where it comes from and how divers can be part of the solution
- How to establish an underwater survey, and how photography can be used to aid the survey
- Five easy steps to report the debris you’ve removed to maximise each survey’s benefits
Open Water training:
- Conduct a Dive survey including the; weighing, sorting, disposing and reporting of the marine debris collected to Project AWARE
How many dives will you do:
You will complete one scuba dive from our boat or shore.
What equipment will you use:
Apart from using basic scuba equipment, you can prepare by reading the Survey Guide, the Marine Debris Identification Guide and by downloading the Dive Against Debris Data Card from the Project AWARE website. During the dive you will use a debris bag and gloves for protection.
- Classroom workshop
- 1 boat dive
- Equipment hire