A Dive Against Debris Mermaid Diver takes direct action for the ocean, collecting critical survey data from any or every dive that can be used by marine researchers and policymakers for conservation efforts. No one is better suited to tackle marine debris than Mermaids and divers. You can complete this certification as an Advanced Mermaid or scuba diver!
Help keep your favorite dive site and local marine environment free of debris and contribute to the largest global underwater database in the world. To reduce marine debris by 50% in targeted countries by 2030, we need everyone working together at local, national and international levels. Course and materials: $113
You'll learn how to:
Plan a Debris Collection Dive
Choose an appropriate dive site
Select & use appropriate gear for debris collection
Learn what to collect and what to leave behind
How to record and dispose of collected debris
Share your story so others can learn and be inspired to take part!
Minimum certification: PADI Advanced Mermaid, PADI Junior Open Water Diver (or equivalent), PADI Freediver
Divers may credit the specialty certification toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.
Become a diver to join the world’s largest underwater citizen science movement on the planet. Any PADI Advanced Mermaid, Junior Open Water Diver, or Freediver can help to tackle marine debris issues head on. It's as easy as logging your dives.