Divein Marine Concervation:

A Clean Ocean without plastic

More than 250 million tons of plastic are estimated to make their way into our ocean by 2025. Everyday trash is entering the sea at an alarming rate.

Learn how our community of divers fights back against the onslaught of trash.


Marine debris is not only unsightly, it’s dangerous to sea life, hazardous to human health, and costly to our economies. Marine animals become entangled in debris, and even mistake it for food – often with fatal results. Divers, swimmers and beach goers can be directly harmed by encounters with marine debris or its toxins.

The environmental damage caused by plastic debris alone is estimated at US$13 billion a year.

Divein Marine Conservation financially support works to reduce underwater impacts of marine debris and prevent trash from entering the ocean in the first place.

Through Partnerships Against Trash, we work with businesses, NGOs and governments to advocate for long-term solutions and influence waste management policies at local, national, and international levels.

But a global change is also empowered by grassroots action. That’s why we sponsor citizen science programs like Dive Against Debris, the first and only marine debris survey of its kind focused on scuba divers reporting types and quantities of debris found on the ocean floor. By using and sharing the data reported by Dive Against Debris volunteers, online and through our partnerships, we’re helping bridge the gap in knowledge and build convincing arguments to lead to change.

We are committed to developing solutions through partnerships with individuals, governments, NGOs and businesses.

So far, we have:

  • Supported and sponsored the most comprehensive underwater dataset of marine debris in the world
  • Supported a global community of debris activists who have reported and aided over 10,924 entangled or dead marine animals
  • Sponsored the development of a unique global citizen science project to address the data gap of marine debris from the seafloor

Our Impact:

  • More than 60,000 community members in over 114 countries have removed over 1.6 million debris items from the ocean – That’s over #OneMillionLess pieces of debris no longer wreaking havoc on marine life and fragile underwater habitats!

Our Clean Ocean Goals:

  • Share the marine impacts of land-based sources of pollution through data collection and reporting to help influence policy
  • Reduce the amount of pollution in the ocean
  • Save marine life from the effects of pollution
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