Dive Against Debris®
Don’t let your dives go to waste! Grab your mesh bag, scuba gear, and data card to make #EveryDiveaSurveyDive!
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, more 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.
Do you need a buddy or like-minded group to dive in with? Join us on our Dive Against Debris dives.
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