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AWARE Dive Against Debris Data Informs Second Groundbreaking Scientific Study

PADI AWARE, in collaboration with partners The Ocean Conservancy and CSIRO released a second research paper using surveys submitted by divers through the Dive Against Debris citizen science program.

The scientific paper is the second collaboration (read about the first study here) using information collected in real-time from beach clean-ups and Dive Against Debris seabed surveys to identify marine debris hotspots and to try and understand causes. This research is the first of its kind, using long-term global datasets from over 115 different countries.

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How Your Next Dive Trip Pays It Forward: PADI Dive Centers that Give Back to Local Communities

Despite the challenges that PADI Dive Centers, Resorts and Professionals have faced, they continue to give back to their local communities as part of our global effort to create balance between humanity and the ocean.

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Interview With Inspirational Thai Amputee Diver, Nitcharee Peneakchanasak

At the young age of fourteen, Nitcharee Peneakchanasak’s life changed forever. While traveling to Singapore to study, Nitcharee was unfortunately involved in a train accident that resulted in the loss of both of her legs. With determination to follow her goals and dreams, and the support of her family and friends, she learnt how to adapt to her new life as an amputee.

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How to Prepare for a Freediving Course

Are you planning to take the PADI Freediver course? As with any course, you’ll want to do the best that you are capable of, and to ensure that happens it’s important to get prepared!

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Events Happening Around the World for AWARE Week 2021

Every year, divers from around the world join together to tackle one of the biggest problems for our oceans: marine debris. During AWARE Week, PADI dive centers around the world host coastal cleanups, Dive Against Debris surveys, restoration events, and so much more. These events put the global spotlight on trash in our seas and the harm it causes, as well as the overall importance of taking local action for global impact. Moreover, they give divers and ocean-lovers the chance to jump in and help with their own two hands.

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