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Donate to AWARE Foundation

PADI AWARE Foundation is a publicly funded, non-profit organization empowering local communities to take conservation action on the greatest threats facing the ocean.

All of our work is made possible by generous donors like you.



With our primary partner in conservation, the AWARE Foundation, here’s what we've accomplished so far:


Citizen Scientists


Entangled Animals Aided and Reported


Conservation Actions



Current Ocean Torchbearer Campaigns & Actions



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Protect Vulnerable Shark & Ray Species

Sign-on to the letter today

Help add 50+ new shark and ray species to CITES protected list, forcing an end to unsustainable trade in 184 countries. 



Goal: Protect 30% of the Ocean by 2030
SeaLegacy OCEANS30 Petition

Join a global community inspiring action amongst world leaders and spark meaningful change for our blue planet.

Goal: Expand PADI AWARE Citizen Science Programs
Fundraise for the Ocean

Support conservation programs and grants for local action with global impact. 

The SeaGrass Grow
Goal: Reduce the Environmental Footprint of Dive Travel
Blue Carbon Restoration

Seek adventure while you save the ocean, by restoring blue carbon habitats. 

Green Fins Gear
Goal: Launch Green Fins Digital Hub & Grow AWARE Impact
Gear for a Good Cause

Browse charity collections that directly advance marine conservation.

Green Fins
Goal: Make Sustainable Diving the Industry Norm
Green Fins Environmental Standards

Support a sustainable dive and snorkel industry by adopting the Green Fins Code of Conduct and diving with Green Fins Members. 

Goal: Achieve Marine Debris Reduction
Every Dive a Survey Dive

Join the largest citizen science movement on the planet. Grab your mesh bag, scuba gear and data card to make #EveryDiveaSurveyDive. 



Take a Conservation Dive Course

Increase your PADI knowledge in ocean protection and become a conservation diver.



AWARE Specialist
PADI AWARE Specialist

A dry, ‘fins off' course, this course is ideal for anyone to gain insight into how decisions above and below the surface impact our water planet.

AWARE: Dive Against Debris

Pay the ocean forward by helping clean it up on your next dive. Learn about marine debris, and divers' unique roll in collecting data.

Shark Conservation
AWARE: Shark Conservation

Discover the challenges facing sharks and the actions you can take to become a knowledgeable and passionate shark defender. 

Peak Performance Buoyancy

Take new diver skills to the next level and expertly observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. 

Coral Reef
AWARE: Coral Reef Conservation

Learn about the complexity of coral reefs and how you can help protect these critical habitats in this dry 'fins off' course.

Fish ID
AWARE: Fish Identification

Enjoy dives even more when you can recognize and identify fish families and their characteristics.



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PADI Travel

Seek adventure with sustainable dive resorts and liveaboards taking a nature-first approach to hospitality.



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We’ve created an ocean-first marketplace with products made from materials that result in real change for the ocean.