PADI Dive Against Debris Specialty
Make with every dive a difference! Follow the Dive Against Debris specialty and gain the knowledge and skills to activate your inner citizen scientist. During this specialty, you will learn to complete Dive Against Debris surveys under the guidance of a PADI Professional and you will learn different techniques to keep your local dive sites healthier by cleaning up trash. Your training starts in the classroom by learning: About marine debris, the damage done, what it is, where it comes from and how divers are part of the solution. How to establish a Dive Against Debris® survey, the survey frequency, sites, profiles, and equipment. Also, the use of photography and knowing what to leave behind. How to make your survey count. The five easy steps to report the debris you’ve removed to maximize each survey’s benefits. How to join the global Project AWARE movement of scuba divers protecting our ocean planet. During your open water dive, you will conduct a Dive Against Debris survey, including the weighing, sorting recording, disposing and reporting your marine debris to Project AWARE.