Dive Against Debris Course Koh Tao

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Dive Against Debris on Koh Tao and make a difference

Become a marine protector and help save the ocean. Marine debris is dirty, ugly and dangerous to sea life and human health. Make a difference and learn how to help with the Dive Against Debris specialty course.

The Dive Against Debris specialty course on Koh Tao includes:

  • Dive Against Debris Survey Guide
  • Dive Against Debris Marine Debris Identification Guide
  • Dive Against Debris Data Card
  • 1-2 Dive Against Debris dives*
  • PADI Certification card
  • Rental of all scuba equipment
  • FREE use of Dive Computer
  • Log book
  • Maximum 4 students per PADI Instructor
  • Black Turtle Dive customer (and environmental) promise
Dive Against Debris Specialty Course Koh Tao Thailand
Dive Against Debris Specialty Course Koh Tao Thailand

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To enrol on a Dive Against Debris specialty course you must be:

  • Be an Open Water diver
  • Recent diving experience – we recommend completing a scuba review if you have not dived for 12 months
  • 12 years of age or older
  • Medically fit to dive

1 Day Dive Against Debris Specialty course

The specialty course consists of two sections:

Knowledge Development

  • Attend thesurvey of underwater marine debris for scuba divers presentation
  • Complete the Project AWARE Dive Against Debris App tutorial
  • Read the Dive Against Debris Survey Guide manual and complete the knowledge review

Open Water training

  • 1 Open Water dive against debris dive

Dive Against Debris Specialty Course Cost: 5,000 baht **

**Add second dive for 800 baht

Dive Against Debris Specialty course Koh Tao
Dive Against Debris Specialty course Koh Tao

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At Black Turtle Dive we take our customer promise very seriously. All courses are conducted with a maximum of 4 students per PADI Instructor.

Our Diving Instructors are highly trained and will ensure you receive lots of attention and most importantly, progress at your own pace in a relaxed environment.

During your training we will slowly build your confidence and ability as you develop the skills necessary to become a competent marine protector and Dive Against Debris diver.

Dive Against Debris Specialty Course Schedule

The Dive Against Debris specialty course schedule at Black Turtle Dive is flexible and we can work around your own personal needs and timeframe.

Please ask us about any special requests you have either via email or on one of the messenger apps on this page. 

Course Schedule

Day 1:

09.00 – 11.30: Orientation & Knowledge Development
12.30 – 17.00: Dive Against Debris dive

17.00 – 18.00: Complete the 5 steps to record and report data from your survey and upload

You are now a certified Dive Against Debris survey diver.

Project AWARE Specialty Koh Tao
Project AWARE Specialty Koh Tao

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Dive Against Debris Specialty Course Information

Orientation & Knowledge Development

We start the Dive Against Debris specialty course at 09.00 with an Orientation that includes completion of paperwork and the PADI Medical statement.

The Dive Against Debris specialty course consists of 1 training dive and an optional second dive.

There is also a Dive Against Debris Survey Guide for you to read and a Marine Debris Identification Guide and Data card for you to familiarize yourself with.

Marine Debris Identification Guide & Data card

There is an open book knowledge review with 15 questions that your specialty instructor will guide you through and review.

The Instructor led knowledge development is conducted during the morning of day 1. Some of the subjects you will cover include:

  • The damage marine debris can cause to wildlife, habitats, coastal environments, local environments and human health.
  • The types of changes needed to stop rubbish entering the ocean.
  • Key considerations in planning a Dive Against Debris survey and creating a survey dive profile.
  • The criteria you should use when deciding whether to remove objects from underwater.
  • The type of marine debris data should you report through the Dive Against Debris survey.
  • The steps needed to record and report findings from a survey dive.

We will also introduce you to Project AWARE and their online App.

SCUBA Divers get involved in Dive Against Debris
SCUBA Divers get involved with Dive Against Debris

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Dive Against Debris Dive – Marine Protectors

There is 1 Dive Against Debris training dive to complete to become a Dive Against Debris survey specialist.

Dive Against Debris training dive

We will take you to one of Koh Tao’s dive sites where you plan and complete a scuba dive to remove marine debris from underwater whilst minimizing any negative impacts on the marine environment.

You will also take some photos to tell the story and record your day. Your Dive Instructor will also teach you the 5 steps to record and report data for Dive Against Debris surveys.

Do Not let your Dives go to Waste

 Congratulations. You are now a certified Dive Against Debris surveyor.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Marine Debris in the Ocean?

Marine debris is human-created rubbish or litter in the marine environment or the Great Lakes.

Marine debris can injure and kill marine life, can interfere with navigation safety for shipping vessels and poses a threat to human health.

Organizing Dive Against Debris surveys helps collect data about marine debris that can affect policy change in order to protect marine wildlife from the impacts of plastic pollution.

How long does Dive Against Debris Specialty course take on Koh Tao?

The Project AWARE Dive Against Debris Specialty course takes 1 day to complete on Koh Tao.

You will meet your instructor to go through the theory portion of the course. Afterwards, you will go out on the dive boat to put what you have learned into practice on your dive.

Once you return you will weigh, sort, record and dispose of the marine debris. You will report your findings to the Project AWARE organization.

What is the price of the Dive Against Debris Specialty course on Koh Tao?

The cost of the Project AWARE Dive Against Debris Specialty is THB 5,000. Included in this price are all course materials, dive equipment rental (including dive computer), instructor fees, boat trip and insurance.

Food and accommodation are not included. However, you can contact us to find out about our accommodation options. We have rooms available at discounted rates when taking a diving course with us.

Ex-students will enjoy a 10% discount on the course price.

How many dives is Dive Against Debris Specialty course on Koh Tao?

The Project AWARE Dive Against Debris Specialty course consists of 1 Open Water training dive.

During the dive you will conduct a Dive Against Debris survey at one of Koh Tao’s dive sites.

This includes weighing, sorting, recording and disposing of the marine debris. At the end you will report your recordings to the Project AWARE foundation.

How to sign up for Project AWARE Dive Against Debris Specialty on Koh Tao?

To enroll in the Project AWARE Dive Against Debris Specialty, divers need to be a certified (Junior) Open Water Diver and minimum 12 years old.

When completing the course, you will gain the Project AWARE Dive Against Debris Specialty Diver certification.

This certification counts towards the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating, the highest certification and black belt in recreational diving.