PADI AWARE Foundation is a publicly funded non-profit with three registered charities across the globe. Our mission is to drive local action for global ocean conservation. We advance our mission through citizen science, public policy and community grants. With PADI – the world’s leading scuba diver training organization – we drive towards our collective vision to achieve balance between humanity and the ocean.

For over 30 years, PADI and AWARE have built a truly unique voice for the protection of the underwater world. Together, we have set ambitious ocean conservation targets through a shared Blueprint for Ocean Action that commits to actions that combat climate change, help create marine protected areas and protect vulnerable species.

Backed by the power of the PADI® brand and supported by the world’s largest global network of 6,600 dive centers and resorts and more than 128,000 professional members worldwide, PADI AWARE Foundation can fully leverage the collective influence of divers and the dive industry to address key threats facing the marine environment.

Our mission is to advance the PADI Blueprint for Ocean Action. 

(1) Reduce marine debris by 50{7ba5f16623694e69cdd78fe1e38c7aae88491887bd7cad6a4e79182cd590e18c} in targeted countries  (2) Multiply the number of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), protecting 30{7ba5f16623694e69cdd78fe1e38c7aae88491887bd7cad6a4e79182cd590e18c} of the ocean by 2030  (3) Protect 20 endangered and vulnerable marine species  (4) Restore 5{7ba5f16623694e69cdd78fe1e38c7aae88491887bd7cad6a4e79182cd590e18c} of coral reef habitats through citizen science programs and project funding  (5) Reduce the carbon footprint of the diving industry by achieving carbon neutrality across the PADI organization and funding seagrass and mangrove habitats.

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