Project AWARE’s flagship citizen-science program, Dive Against Debris®, empowers scuba divers to remove marine debris from the ocean and report data on the types, quantities and locations of materials collected.
Since the program’s launch in 2011, almost than 50,000 divers have participated in Dive Against Debris in 114 countries around the world, reporting over 1 million pieces of trash. As the only underwater debris data collection program of its kind, Dive Against Debris both improves the health of ocean ecosystems through localized volunteer efforts and provides valuable information about underwater debris to help inform policy change.
Discover the types and amounts of debris scuba divers around the world have removed and reported from underwater environments since 2011.
Ready to make every dive a Dive Against Debris? Here’s how to get started:
This kit includes essential materials to successfully complete a Dive Against Debris survey. Become familiar with critical data collection protocols before diving in.
This step is essential! Once reported, your Dive Against Debris data enters a global database to help support the development and implementation of policies to improve solid waste management, locally and globally. You can also report your data via your smartphone. Download the free Dive Against Debris app from Google Play or iTunes and turn your phone into a tool for conservation.
This course includes all materials, certification card and tuition!