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Meet local dive communities around the globe doing urgent work to save our ocean. 



PADI AWARE Foundation™ Community Grant Program

The PADI AWARE Foundation’s Mission Hub Community Grant Program is a cornerstone initiative to accelerate participation, education, and advocacy for ocean protection. This year, PADI AWARE Foundation provided critical resources to community projects across 15 countries - from coral reef restoration to climate change mitigation - and has made a commitment to provide over $5 million in funding by 2025.

Want to learn more about this program and how you can save the ocean? Click here.



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Our support helps them do more, faster.
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​This holiday season, you can directly fund local action through future community grantees in 2023. PADI Divers everywhere are cleaning up the ocean floor, stemming pollution at the source, creating new protections for vulnerable species, and finding ways to slow down the climate crisis.

When you donate $200 USD or more, you will receive a limited edition 30th Anniversary PADI AWARE Hoodie. Made of 100% recycled content, it is the perfect gift for ocean lovers. Only available until 1st January, so get yours today!

Our Grantees

These passionate divers and conservationists are creating the future we want to see.
Click on any of the images below to learn more!


Marine Protected Areas
Beqa Adventure Divers, Fiji
Climate Change
Kosamare, Greece
Coral Reef Conservation
Gili Shark Conservation, Indonesia
Coral Reef Conservation
Reef Renewal, Curacao
Coral Reef Conservation
Dodo Divers, Mauritius
Aware grant
Marine Protected Areas
Takata Dive & Research Centre, Mexico
Big Bubble Dive Coral
Coral Reef Conservation
Big Bubble Dive Resort, Thailand
Aware grantee
Coral Reef Conservation
Whaleshark & Oceanic Research Center, Honduras
Marine Debris
Florida Keys Dive Center, USA
Coral Reef Conservation
Ocean Ventures Fiji, Fiji
Marine Debris
Seattle Dive Tours, USA
Marine Debris
Emerald Coast Scuba, USA
What does PADI AWARE's Grant Program fund?

Grants will be awarded to ocean protection initiatives and projects that directly advance the PADI Blueprint for Ocean Action, in direct support of the United Nations Decade of Science for Sustainable Development. All projects must fall under one of these five program areas.

  • Marine Debris

  • Vulnerable Species Protection

  • Coral Reefs

  • Climate Change

  • Marine Protected Areas

How do I donate to help fund more community grants?
What is the criteria?

Funding is limited to PADI Dive Centers and non-profit organizations. All non-profit organizations must have an operating budget of less than 1 million USD..

Who funds the PADI AWARE Community Grant Program?

PADI AWARE Foundation, a public charity, funds grants through public donations. 

These are the PADI AWARE Community Grantees. They’re creating the future we want to see.

Let's celebrate them together.