Organizations We Support

Marine debris is not only unsightly, it’s dangerous to sea life, hazardous to human health, and costly to our economies. Marine animals become entangled in debris, and even mistake it for food - often with fatal results. Divers, swimmers and beach goers can be directly harmed by encounters with marine debris or its toxins. The environmental damage caused by plastic debris alone is estimated at US$13 billion a year (www.projectaware.org).

Starting as an environmental ethic project initiated by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI®) in the late 80’s, Project AWARE Foundation grew to become an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 1992. Project AWARE connects the passion for ocean adventure with the purpose of marine conservation. Their vision? The return to a clean, healthy ocean. Project AWARE works to reduce underwater impacts of marine debris and prevent trash from entering the ocean in the first place. Learn More.

 

 




Coral Restoration Foundation is a non-profit ocean conservation organization working to restore our coral reefs, educating others on the importance of our oceans, and using science to further research and monitor techniques. Their team is dedicated to creating offshore nurseries and restoration programs for threatened coral species. These programs have allowed the Coral Restoration Network to take the lead in innovative nursery and restoration techniques that are implemented worldwide. Learn More.