Be a Dive Against Debris Specialty Diver

Dive Friends Bonaire leads the way on ocean conservation in Bonaire. We’re so excited to be able to pass on our knowledge, experience and passion to future generations of divers.

The new PADI/ Project AWARE Dive Against Debris Specialty is designed to equip divers of all experience levels with better knowledge of debris issues and empower them with the skills to complete ongoing Dive Against Debris surveys.

From planning the dive to reporting the debris data, the Dive Against Debris Distinctive Specialty prepares students to participate and support regular Dive Against Debris surveys, join other surveys, or, in case of more experienced divers, to start surveys of their own.

The course:

  • Educates divers about the messy problem of marine debris – the damage done, what it is, where it comes from, and how divers are part of the solution;
  • Equips divers with the knowledge and skills needed to conduct a Dive Against Debris survey – considerations for creating a survey dive profile, use of photography, and decision making on what to remove and what to leave behind;
  • Highlights the five steps needed to record and report findings from a Dive Against Debris dive – weigh, sort, record, dispose, and report;
  • Explains how to join the global Project AWARE movement of scuba divers protecting our ocean planet.

If you’re looking to really make a difference and support a growing global army of volunteers combating ocean trash, then this course is for you! This course can be completed in conjunction with one of our Quarterly Clean Up Dives or upon request.

The suggested minimum donation is $75 and the proceeds will support Dive Friend’s ongoing cleanup efforts and Project AWARE. For more information visit or contact us.