PADI AWARE – Our Marine Debris Citizen Science & Research


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Don’t let your dives go to waste! Seize your mesh bag, scuba gear and knowledge card to make #EveryDiveaSurveyDive

What's Dive Towards Particles? 

Dive Against Debris is AWARE’s flagship citizen-science program, empowering scuba divers to take away marine particles from the ocean and report knowledge on the kinds, portions, and places of supplies collected.

Because the solely underwater particles knowledge assortment program of its variety, Dive Towards Particles each improves the well being of ocean ecosystems by way of localized volunteer efforts and supplies useful details about underwater particles to assist inform coverage change.

What situation is it tackling? 

It's thought that ~70% of all particles and ~94% of plastics getting into the ocean sinks to the seafloor. Nevertheless, there have been gaps on this knowledge relating to seafloor marine particles – a niche that scuba divers are completely positioned to fill!

That’s why we've developed an outlined survey protocol and knowledge reporting course of so each scuba diver can turn out to be a citizen scientist and contribute to the most important international underwater particles database.