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Ocean Torchbearers: Taking local action for global impact

There’s a growing community of ocean advocates taking action above and below the surface. It will take all of us working together to restore balance between humanity and nature.

Join the Community. Save The Ocean.

Torchbearers are passionately committed to our blue planet and creating ocean change. United by a shared vision to achieve balance between humanity and ocean, our community is leading a powerful movement to take local action for global impact.

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Watch, Read, Learn

Get access to ocean-curated content and updates on ocean-saving actions, events and opportunities. 

Find Your Tribe

Connect with world-leading conservationists, promote local initiatives and share ideas with like-minded ocean-advocates. 

Create Meaningful Impact

Take actions tied to the global goals for sustainability and international ocean policy. 

Stories from the Community

These Ocean Torchbearers are sparking change for the ocean and creating more resilient ocean communities around the globe.

Join the Ocean Torchbearer Community

Sign up to receive regular updates from PADI on ocean conservation and news from the global Torchbearer Community taking action to save the ocean. You can unsubscribe at any time.  

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Donate to AWARE Foundation

PADI AWARE Foundation is a publically 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.