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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:


Pieces of Debris Collected


Citizen Science Surveys


Conservation Actions



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Join the global Torchbearer community taking Local Action for Global Impact. 



PADI Torchbearer Actions

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Contribute to the largest ever marine debris citizen science database. 


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

The SeaGrass Grow

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

Green Fins Gear

Browse charity collections that directly advance marine conservation.



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.



Travel Darkened

PADI Travel

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



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