More than six million tonnes of marine litter is estimated to enter the ocean each year. But scuba divers globally have a zoom focus on battling the ocean’s silent killer from beneath the surface – especially during September’s Debris Month of Action.
Many divers depend on divemasters and Instructors to take charge of every aspect of their dive, including assembling their equipment and acting as an underwater guide and protector. But is this the best way to ensure a diver's underwater safety?
Read the story that won Emily Sintek a dream Tahiti dive adventure in the BARE Adventure Contest. Then head to Sport Diver's Facebook page to enter to win the ultimate dive gear setup in BARE's Gear Up For Adventure sweepstakes.
Dive into ScubaEarth® and start logging dives today! For every dive logged on ScubaEarth during August 2013, the PADI organization will donate one dollar (US) per dive to support Project AWARE conservation efforts – up to $100,000 US.
More than six million pounds of marine litter is estimated to enter the ocean each year. And scuba divers are battling harmful trash from beneath the surface – especially during September’s Debris Month of Action. Your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to join Project AWARE and thousands of volunteer divers globally to remove, report and prevent underwater debris. Why? Marine debris kills wildlife, destroys habitats and threatens our health and economy. And if divers don’t tackle this crisis from beneath the surface, who will?
How far would you be able to swim for sharks? Check out Project AWARE's top fundraisers for inspiration — and think about ways to raise awareness about shark conservation in the scuba diving community.
Over the last three decades, the Stuart Cove team has helped sink more than 20 wrecks in the Bahamas — some as close as five minutes from the dive shop. Whether they were scuttled for movie sets or artificial reefs, most of the wrecks are shallow and carefully placed for optimum viewing. And since it’s the Bahamas, most sit on a bed of white sand, which helps bring out their natural lines.
Keiwa Simpson became concerned about the mangroves on her home island of St. Lucia after a Peace Corps-led summer camp. As a result, she piloted the Caribbean Student Environmental Alliance's effort to monitor the mangroves.
The clock’s ticking for vanishing shark species. Project AWARE is looking for 100 Finathon™ champions to join the race to protect them. If you’re FINatical about sharks, join the Finathon today and fundraise for their protection. How many people can you get swimming to end finning? What is the Finathon™? Like a walkathon, fun run or marathon – the Finathon is a great way to bring the community together, raise awareness and challenge funds to support this unique cause. You can help Project AWARE:
After his first dive in South Africa in 2008, James Boulton was hooked and traveled to Thailand, Egypt and Indonesia for more dive trips. With this new passion for diving, James completed his PADI Divemaster training and started a truly envy-inducing career in Bali, Indonesia, one of the most beautiful places on earth. Read more here ...
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