Dive Against Debris
Every year tens of thousands of marine animals and seabirds die from eating or getting tangled up in marine debris – or trash in the ocean. As much as seventy percent of the rubbish entering our ocean sinks to the seafloor; only divers have the skills to tackle underwater marine debris. By completing Dive Against Debris surveys you and your students help build that picture from an underwater perspective.
The data you collect through Dive Against Debris helps drive changes that protect marine life and marine environments. The course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to complete Dive Against Debris surveys including the removal of marine debris underwater, and reporting the data to Project AWARE. Dive Against Debris surveys and the data submitted are essential to help drive change and inform policy.