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PADI Aware Foundation

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Our vision is to achieve balance between humanity and the ocean. To achieve this, we advocate for the expansion of marine protected areas and the protection of endangered marine species among other things.

What drives the PADI AWARE Foundation

We drive toward our collective vision to achieve balance between humanity and the ocean. To do this, we focus on local action for marine conservation and advance our mission through citizen science projects, public policy work, and community grants. Together with PADI, we have built a unique voice for underwater conservation. We have set ambitious ocean preservation goals through a Blueprint for Ocean Action, which commits to activities that rid the ocean of marine debris, increase marine protected areas, protect endangered species, accelerates coral reef recovery, and reduces the dive industry’s carbon footprint.

What the PADI AWARE Foundation has going on in 2024

With our PADI AWARE Speciality course, we have developed a specialty course that is your roadmap to making a positive impact on our oceans. Suitable for both divers and non-divers, this course seamlessly blends self-paced eLearning with interactive workshops held at your nearby PADI Dive Center. With each PADI AWARE Speciality course, a part of the proceeds funds AWARE's critical conservation efforts aligning with our PADI Blueprint for Ocean Action.

Link to course page: PADI AWARE Specialty Course

How to become active with the PADI AWARE Foundation

Visit your local PADI dive center and ask about AWARE courses or join and become a PADI Torchbearer.

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