Do you want to make a difference on every dive but are not sure where to begin? Gain the knowledge and skills to become a citizen scientist. You’ll learn to complete Dive Against Debris surveys under the guidance of a PADI® Professional. Help keep you your local dive sites healthier and free of debris.

Join us on April 27 to receive a FREE cleanup t-shirt AND 4Ocean bracelet! Dives on these dates will count towards our 2019 Great American Cleanup event. Additional course dates available upon request.

Course Requirements

Age 12 or Older

PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver Certification (or equivalent)

Your training starts in the classroom by learning:

  • About marine debris and the damage it does. We’ll cover what it is, where it comes from and how divers are part of the solution.
  • How to establish a Dive Against Debris® survey, the survey frequency, sites, profiles and equipment. Also the use of photography and knowing what to leave behind.
  • How to make your survey count. Learn the five easy steps to report the debris you’ve removed.
  • How to join the global Project AWARE movement of scuba divers protecting our ocean planet.

During your open water dive at Blue Heron Bridge, you will conduct a Dive Against Debris® survey. This includes weighing, sorting, recording, disposing of and reporting marine debris to Project AWARE.

Want to head offshore and clean up our local reefs? You can upgrade the Dive Against Debris class to include a 2-tank dive charter!

To schedule your next certification, contact Pura Vida Divers at 561-840-8750 or

Get credit! The dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.