Debris Diver Specialty

Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving.

Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.

If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).

PADI eLearning


Don’t worry if you don’t have time to do the theoretical exercises at your dive center. Online learning makes it easy to take scuba lessons if you have a busy schedule. Complete the theoretical course anywhere and at your own pace.

With PADI eLearning, work at your own pace, online or offline, and complete theory online.


  • eLearning time commitment: 2-4 hours
Padi eLearning



After finishing your online study with PADI eLearning, you will do the practices with your Padi instructor from your nearest dive center who will teach you everything related to your PADI specialty course.

Course Description


Make a difference on every dive by activating the citizen-scientist in you. During the Dive Against course Debris Diver Specialty, you’ll learn how ocean plastic and trash cleanups not only keep your local dive sites healthier, but also how to contribute to a global database documenting our planet’s marine debris problem. Under the direction of your instructor, you will participate in a Dive Against scrutiny Debris and you will turn your passion for the underwater world into real action.

• Join the PADI Torchbearerr TM movement of divers protecting our ocean planet and making every dive count.

You will learn to:

Identify what objects should or should not be removed from the ocean

Conduct a survey: Classify, record and report the marine debris you collect

Contribute to an international database

Benefits of doing the course

You will become a citizen scientist for marine conservation

Learn how you can really make a difference for our oceans

Keep your local dive sites clean of plastics and ocean debris



Prerequisites: PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver, Freediver tm , Advanced Mermaid tm (or qualifying certification)


Total commitment time: 1 day


Minimum age: 10 years or older




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