Friday, April 22nd will mark the 41st annual Earth Day, and all divers should get involved to ensure our watery playgrounds stay clean and healthy for years to come. Even if you're not an environmental activist, you should at least get out and have some fun! This page provides links to a bunch of Earth Day activities — both dive-specific and land-based — you might want to check out this year. Some of the activities include underwater clean-ups, festivals, beach cleanups, reef surveys and more.
Dive for Earth Day
This is Project Aware's Dive for Earth Day project. This PADI-affiliated organization's website offers hundreds of activities for divers all over the world to get involved with. Click on "Participate" to find one near you.
Cayman Islands' Earth Day Cleanup and Reef Watch Survey
Choose from some 40 different clean-ups and reef-check projects in the Cayman Islands.
Neptune's Dive Club Earth Day Cleanup
A beach cleanup in Green Bay, Wisconsin, at the mouth of the Fox River.
Florida Keys Earth Day Celebrations
A collection of Earth Day events being held throughout the Florida Keys.
Puget Sound Earth Day Environmental Fair
An Earth Day fair featuring a collection of fun educational activities for young people at the Saltwater State Park near Puget Sound, Washington.
Earth Day Dive Trip to the Comal River
Oceanic Adventures, a Houston, Texas-based dive shop is promoting an underwater cleanup at the Comal River in New Braunsfels.
Do a REEF Volunteer Survey
The Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) is always looking for volunteer divers to do underwater surveys of their local dive sites to monitor the health of the marine environment. And when is a better time to get involved than Earth Day?
San Diego Creek to Bay Cleanup
Cleanups at 75 different coastal and inland sites around San Diego, California.
Inland Water Divers Earth Day at Lake Pleasant
A beach BBQ and underwater cleanup at Lake Pleasant near Phoenix, Arizona. Hosted by Inland Water Divers dive adventures.
Volunteer in Central Florida on Earth Day
A collection of Earth Day events in need of volunteers in the Central Florida area.
If you're hosting an Earth Day event or know of one divers might be interested in that's not listed here, feel free to list them in the Comments section below.