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.
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.
Work Towards a Clean, Healthy Ocean
Ocean Torchbearers collect data for the world's leading marine debris program, advocate for healthy shark populations and support the global movement to protect 30% of our ocean by 2030.
Discover how your passion for the ocean can be used to create a healthier future for people and planet.
A PADI AmbassaDiver is a steward of diving and the water planet, carrying a "torch" for the ocean. Together, they are a motivating force in their communities and across the globe, encouraging others to seek adventure and save the ocean.
Stories from the Community
These Ocean Torchbearers are sparking change for the ocean and creating more resilient ocean communities around the globe.
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