Scuba divers are some of the world’s most passionate ocean advocates. With our unique underwater access and dive skills, we’re a powerful movement – one that seeks out action and mobilizes for change.
That’s why this Earth Day, we’re proud to support our nonprofit partner Project AWARE® as they launch Adopt a Dive Site™ – a unique and powerful program to involve dive centers, resorts and leaders around the world in ongoing, local protection and monitoring of our favorite underwater playgrounds.
Scuba divers are fast becoming the caretakers of our ocean planet, and Project AWARE wants to help empower you – dive centers and professionals – to take ownership and increase your stewardship of the dive sites you visit regularly. Adopt a Dive Site is a unique opportunity to protect what you love.
Through Project AWARE’s flagship citizen science program, Dive Against Debris™, divers around the world are already narrowing the marine debris knowledge gap in policy and science. It’s an incredible effort that has helped save the lives of many ocean species and helped make our ocean cleaner, but the sad truth is that we know there is much more trash is the ocean, and largely, it goes unreported. Adopt a Dive Site is an opportunity for outstanding Dive Against Debris leaders to take ownership of their dive sites.
Participants will pledge to carry out monthly Dive Against Debris surveys, reporting each month from the same location. In return, you’ll be provided with survey tools to help implement your actions, a yearly report on the state of your local reef and recognition tools to share your stewardship with customers and the community.
Together, Adopt a Dive Site participants will help build a strong and vibrant community of Dive Against Debris activists. Visit projectaware.org to learn how you can Adopt a Dive Site!