Debris in our waters is a huge concern. As a diver, you can learn how to be a better guardian of your dive sites and activate your inner scientist. The Dive Against Debris Specialty gives you knowledge and skills to complete needed surveys under the guidance of a PADI professional. You will learn the safest and most effective ways to remove trash and keep any site you dive healthier. Sugar Land Dive Center can make this process fun while doing a great service for our oceans.
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 one open water dive, you will conduct a Dive Against Debris® survey, including weighing, sorting, recording, disposing and reporting your marine debris to Project AWARE.
Get credit! The dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor at Sugar Land Dive Academy about earning credit.
You will receive the following items digitally:
- Dive Against Debris Survey Guide
- Marine Debris Identification Guide
- Dive Against Debris Data Card
If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the Dive Against Debris Specialty course.