PROJECT AWARE

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Dive Against Debris Success!

By on 9 June 2017

We celebrated World Oceans Day with a Dive Against Debris underwater clean up!

Two divers with fish id slate

Do Good While You Dive

By on 22 May 2017

Most of us go diving simply because it’s something we enjoy doing. But diving can be more than just a good time, it can offer an opportunity to do good too. Here are some ideas for giving back to the ocean while diving— and still having fun! Underwater Surveys Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) Volunteer […]

Diver above coral reef

A Guide To Diving Sustainably

By on 20 April 2017

Sustainable diving practices are equally important above and below the surface. If you’re wondering what it takes to be a responsible diver, follow this guide to minimizing your environmental impact underwater. Buoyancy, buoyancy, buoyancy! Sustainability means ensuring the health of the underwater world for future generations, and the best way to do that while diving […]

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PADI, With A Higher Purpose

By on 7 March 2017

PADI’s Four Pillars for Change encourage divers to aspire to a greater purpose. As a PADI Instructor, I’m very pleased and excited to see the organization expanding its focus it include greater ocean issues. At the 2016 DEMA Show, PADI’s event featured their new Four Pillars for Change concept, and they’ve recently brought it to […]

Whale shark with Manta Trust, Project Aware, and WWF logos

Responsible Shark & Ray Tourism Guide Released

By on 3 March 2017

The guide, Responsible Shark & Ray Tourism: A Guide to Best Practice, is a new collaborative effort from The Manta Trust, PADI’s Project Aware, and WWF. Even as shark and ray populations are facing serious threats, mostly due to overfishing, shark- and ray-interaction tourism is increasing around the world. this guide aims to help operators, NGO’s, and […]