The PADI Torchbearer Program As Aqua Natives & PADI Mermaids, we encourage you to rise to the challenge of becoming a PADI Torchbearer by taking action for the planet, looking for conservation possibilities, and help lead the way to a more sustainable future. There are better and more responsible ways to live in harmony with nature. Check out the list below! As an Advanced Mermaid you can complete the PADI Dive Against Debris Specialty! Complete the Dive Against Debris eLearning, then make a Dive Against Debris survey dive, during which you'll collect marine debris underwater. After your dive, you'll weigh, sort, record, dispose of and report your marine debris to the PADI AWARE Foundation™ database. Get in touch if you are interested in this specialty!
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As a virtual race, feel free to run, swim, canoe, bike, kayak, ride, scuba or walk; you pick your favorite way to support manatees. Also chose your best day and favorite course; have fun! Your packet will include a manatee race finisher's medal, manatee race t-shirt and manatee race bib. The Save the Manatee Club would love to see any race day pictures. Feel free to post any race pictures on the Save the Manatee Club’s social media sites, using the hashtag #run4manatees: