About the Course
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 Torchbearer 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
Complete Dive Against Debris eLearning, then make a Dive Against Debris survey dive, during which you’ll collect marine debris underwater.
After your dive, you’ll weigh, sort, record, dispose of and report your marine debris to the PADI AWARE Foundation™ database.
PADI eLearning makes it easy to fit scuba lessons into your busy schedule. Complete the independent study part of your course whenever, wherever it's convenient for you.
Work at your own pace, online or offline, using a computer or mobile device. Connect with your instructor for in-water training, or whenever you have a question.
eLearning time commitment: 2-4 hours
AT THE DIVE SHOP
With Your Instructor
You'll plan and execute a dive with a buddy to remove underwater marine debris while demonstrating appropriate judgment as to which objects should and shouldn’t
be removed from the ocean. After the dive, you’ll conduct a survey by recording and reporting your Dive Against Debris data.
Prerequisites: PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver, PADI Freediver or PADI Advanced Mermaid (or qualifying certification)
Total time commitment: 1 day
Minimum age: 10
The price you pay is for the PADI materials only, additional costs apply for your Instructor time, dives and certification fees, which may be taken
with any suitably qualified PADI Instructor or PADI dive centre globally to earn your certification.