Our ocean is under siege. More than 250 million tons of plastic are estimated to make its way into our ocean by 2025. Everyday trash is entering the sea at an alarming rate. Learn how our community of divers fights back against the onslaught of trash.
Marine debris is not only unsightly, it’s dangerous to sea life, hazardous to human health, and costly to our economies. Marine animals become entangled in debris, and even mistake it for food - often with fatal results. Divers, swimmers and beach goers can be directly harmed by encounters with marine debris or its toxins. The environmental damage caused by plastic debris alone is estimated at US$13 billion a year.
Project AWARE works to reduce underwater impacts of marine debris and prevent trash from entering the ocean in the first place.
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Take care of your environment
As a scuba diver, the health of aquatic ecosystems is often what makes a good dive. Become aware of the fragileness of coral reefs and how you can help preserve them. Acquire practical skills in our hands-on coral fragmentation workshop.
The AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course is designed to inform you about the complexity of the world’s coral reefs and teaches you practical methods of how you can help conserve these vital systems.get started
"What was that" ?
Have you ever been scuba diving and asked yourself, “What was that?”
The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Specialty course provides you with the fish identification basics so that next time you are diving, you know the answer. You’ll find you enjoy your dives even more when you recognize the creatures that you see.
The fun part about this course is you can use the skills you learn on every scuba diving vacation because once you learn the main fish families and characteristics it will help you decipher the species you see all over the world.get started