April 22nd 2015 marks the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day. This year, under the theme “It’s Our Turn to Lead” the Project AWARE movement will once again lead efforts to tackle marine debris from beneath the surface of the waves.
We know only too well the devastating impacts marine debris has on ocean wildlife. And we see this first hand. In fact through Project AWARE’s Dive Against Debris program, divers are truly able to lead efforts and actions to collect, remove and report data on what lies beneath the ocean surface. It’s a unique perspective, a different view point from the “out of sight – out of mind” view.
So this Earth Day let’s join together to show the world how divers are leading the fight against debris.
- Lead and Teach
Get the rating to teach Project AWARE’s Dive Against Debris Specialty. From planning the dive to reporting the debris data, the Dive Against Debris Distinctive Specialty prepares students to participate and support regular Dive Against Debris surveys, join other surveys, or, in case of more experienced divers, to start surveys of their own.
All applications received before 30th April will receive a Dive Against Debris mesh bag absolutely free! Apply direct to PADI today and they will donate your instructor application fee direct to Project AWARE.
All course materials can be downloaded free of charge from www.projectaware.org.
Add your Dive Against Debris action to the Action Zone at www.projectaware.org/action-zone and invite your local community to take part. Be a leader and raise awareness locally.
Divers are leading the fight against marine debris every day and at every dive. Stay tuned to Project AWARE this April as we celebrate Earth Day and recognize Dive Against Debris heroes like you.