Divein Marine Concervation:

A Clean Ocean without plastic

More than 250 million tons of plastic are estimated to make its 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.

    Dive Against Debris Buddies at Surface

     

    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.

    See some our campaigns to promote Ocean Awareness

    How ocean pollution affects humans [Video + Infographic]

    How ocean pollution affects humans [Video + Infographic]

    Ocean Pollution has put our oceans at the brink of disaster Every year more than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into our oceans, but how does that affect humans and what can we do to stop this behavior? Plastic and other forms of pollution are ending up in our...

    The Coral Reef: A Diver’s Delight

    The Coral Reef: A Diver’s Delight

    Divers get to experience beauty unlike anything we will ever see on land. Coral reefs only add to the incredible natural beauty that exists beneath the water, and they are often the most sought out diving spots. With so many coral reefs the world over, it’s often...

    10 Things Not To Do If You Love Scuba Diving And The Ocean

    10 Things Not To Do If You Love Scuba Diving And The Ocean

    How to protect the ocean, even when you’re not diving Scuba divers, by and large, love the ocean. And as a natural consequence of that, they’re interested in protecting it for ocean conservation. And there are a number of things you can do while diving to that end,...

    50 Fascinating Facts about the Ocean

    50 Fascinating Facts about the Ocean

    Our oceans are filled with wonders that you can't even imagine! The Earth’s oceans are a world of mystery, magic and beauty. Here are 50 of the most fascinating facts about the ocean that will make you appreciate our blue planet more than ever. It’s the mystery part...

    Sustainable Diving: How To Become An Environmentally Friendly Diver

    Sustainable Diving: How To Become An Environmentally Friendly Diver

    When you begin diving one of the most important aspects is an understanding of the environment and respect for it. With just a bit of knowledge of respecting the environment, becoming an environmentally friendly diver can leave a positive impact. Each year scuba...

    A Scuba Diver’s Impact On A Coral Reef

    A Scuba Diver’s Impact On A Coral Reef

    Coral reef diving is an all-time favorite to most scuba divers. But like it or not, scuba divers are causing substantial damage to the world’s coral reefs. Scientific evidence shows that divers are directly and/or indirectly responsible for damaging the reef life with...

    Shark Finning: What is it?

    Shark Finning: What is it?

    Why would anyone ever kill a shark for its fins? Then cut it off and let it drop to the bottom for a slow and painful death?! There are many different types of animals that are hunted in the vast oceans. From the larger fish to clams and oysters, everyone is familiar...

    The Bad Diver and Aquatic Awareness

    The Bad Diver and Aquatic Awareness

    How many divers touch the Reef, the Corals or even the Fish when diving? Is it normal practice for divers, nowadays, to pick up and touch things on their dive? Christina Christensen is a good friend of mine who is a recently qualified Open Water Scuba Instructor....

    Make a positive difference for the environment

    Make a positive difference for the environment

    Part II on how to be a more environmentally safe diver focuses on protecting the oceans and improving the marine environment. In the first article in this series, we looked at ways of minimizing the negative impact that a diver can have on his or her local diving...

    Sustainable Diving: A guide to being a sustainable diver

    Sustainable Diving: A guide to being a sustainable diver

    As divers, we’re blessed with the chance to see what few others see; an entire world underwater, with unique geology, biology, and a life cycle all of its own. But we’ve also got a front-row seat to the negative impact humans have on that world; coral bleaching,...