PADI DIVE AGAINST DEBRIS SPECIALTY KOH TAO

A one day course collecting underwater debris data for research

GET YOUR PADI DIVE AGAINST DEBRIS CERTIFICATION

Join the growing community of Citizen Science Divers

GET INVOLVED IN MARINE CONSERVATION

Begin your journey into Marine Conservation with PADI Dive Against Debris

PADI DIVE AGAINST DEBRIS SPECIALTY ON KOH TAO

Learn to safely remove and collect research data on trash underwater to help protect our oceans!

The PADI Dive Against Debris Course will teach you to about the threats of trash in our oceans to the marine ecosystem. You will also plan scuba dives to remove underwater debris and learn the decision making process to only remove certain items to protect the environment.

This project collects data and categorizes the trash that you will also collect on your dives with your Marine Conservation Instructor.

The data that you collect will be reviewed and uploaded to a global database, with data available for public viewing.

This data can be used for scientific research, or to push for changes in regulations by governments to reduce debris in our oceans and protect our ocean inhabitants.

Padi Dive Against Debris students on beach with collected trash

You will be accompanied and instructed at your own pace by one of our Marine Conservation Specialist Instructors, who will teach you from the beginning to the end to get your PADI Dive Against Debris Diver Specialty so you can begin to protect and preserve our ocean ecosystem.

This course is a great way of getting an insight into Marine Conservation!

GET INVOLVED WITH MARINE CONSERVATION

BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY INTO MARINE CONSERVATION WITH THE PADI DIVE AGAINST DEBRIS SPECIALTY.

This course can be taken in 1 day. We can adjust the program for you and move elements of your personal course to accommodate for your travel plans, but in general, these are the parts of your training course:

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Part 1: Theory

After an introduction between you and your Instructor you will complete the necessary PADI paperwork before moving on to theory.

The Knowledge Development part of your PADI Dive Against Debris Course starts by self-study with your personal copy of the PADI manual.

These will introduce you to the issues of ocean debris and how we can help solve the huge impact of trash on oceans and marine life.

Together with your instructor you will then go over Knowledge Reviews to understand how these global issues relate to the marine ecosystem here on Koh Tao.

Part 2: PADI Dive Against Debris Dives

For your PADI Dive Against Debris Specialty Course, we will get on one of our 3 custom built dive boats and go out for two dives.

On these dives you will focus on searching and identifying different varieties of ocean debris, and use the knowledge that you learned earlier, to decide whether to remove or leave the ocean debris.

You will also see examples of local threats to the balance of this fragile marine ecosystem and may be introducted to other conservation activities taken by the local community and our partners, The Coral Tribe.

After your dives, we will separate the trash collected and record our findings on the Dive Against Debris slate. After this, you will record the dives dive log book and you will be a certified PADI Dive Against Debris Diver!

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How it works …

To give you an idea of what your course will look like,

here’s an example schedule:

Day 1 - AM

PADI DIVE AGAINST DEBRIS COURSE

Day 1 - Full Day

Introduction, Paperwork & Theory
with your Marine Conservation Instructor

– Lunch –

Day 1 - PM

PADI DIVE AGAINST DEBRIS COURSE

Day 1 - PM

2 x Boat Dives

Identify and collect ocean debris

However, it’s not all set in stone and you can just book your private course or contact us to request a different schedule that fits you!

COURSE PREREQUISITES:
PADI DIVE AGAINST DEBRIS SPECIALTY

THESE ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PADI DIVE AGAINST DEBRIS SPECIALTY COURSE:

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Minimum Age

The minimum age to enroll in the PADI Dive Against Debris Specialty Course is 12 years.

Minimum Certification Level

To become a PADI Dive Against Debris Specialty Diver you will have to hold a certification as a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or equivalent from another certification agency).

Medical Statement
You need to be medically fit for diving. You will find the Medical Statement for Scuba Diving here to download. If in doubt, please check with your physician or ask us before booking your dive experience with us.
Insurance

To comply with our dive insurance requirements, you will need to have proof (logbook etc.) of a dive within the last 6 months otherwise you will need to take part in our Crystal Dive Scuba Review before taking part in the course to receive our insurance cover.

Course Name – What’s included?

Our PADI Dive Against Debris Specialty package includes:

  • PADI Dive Against Debris Specialty Course (max. 4 students per Instructor)
  • Personal set of scuba equipment throughout your stay
  • FREE use of Dive Computer
  • Personal PADI Manual & PADI Certification
  • Crystal Dive Logbook & T-Shirt
  • Multilingual personal Instructor
  • Boat trips & refreshments for your dives
  • Dive Insurance for your dives with us (30 days)
  • SHA+ Recognition (Read more about the valid Covid-Rules)
  • Free Accommodation throughout your course (1 night)
  • 10 % Discount on additional diver level courses & dive equipment purchases with us

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The PADI Dive Against Debris Specialty Course at Crystal Dive will teach you how to assess, remove and record ocean debris data.

In the PADI Dive Against Debris Specialty course you will learn about the human impact of trash on the marine ecosystem and how we can help preserve and protect it.

This Specialty Course will open your mind to the issues that marine life face due to this huge global problem.

฿4,500

Learn how you can make a difference on every dive. Gain the knowledge and skills get involved in this global citizen science project by taking the Dive Against Debris® Specialty. You'll learn to complete Dive Against Debris surveys under the guidance of our Marine Conservation Instructors and help keep your local dive sites healthier by removing trash.

PADI Dive Against Debris Specialty


Learn how you can make a difference on every dive. Gain the knowledge and skills get involved in this global citizen science project by taking the Dive Against Debris® Specialty. You'll learn to complete Dive Against Debris surveys under the guidance of our Marine Conservation Instructors and help keep your local dive sites healthier by removing trash.