Whether you dive with a buddy or leading a group of volunteers, this Survey Toolkit includes the must have materials you need to successfully complete a Dive Against Debris® survey. The data you report is essential and helps build a picture of what is happening under our ocean waves. Don’t let your dives go to waste: Dive Against Debris.
A must read - this guide contains important information on choosing your survey site, correct survey protocol conducting your survey the right way and reporting your data accurately. Before you dive in, be sure to read the Survey Guide and make sure your survey dives are conducted the right way.
Use the Data Card to record the types and quantities of rubbish found on the seabed as well as specifics related to your chosen survey site. It will make the online data submission faster and easier. Refer to the Survey Guide to ensure you are entering information in the correct way.
Marine Debris Identification Guide
Not sure what you’ve collected? Is it the remains of a plastic bag or is it a food wrapper? Check out the Marine Debris Identification Guide to help you accurately record and report your Dive Against Debris data.
Use this checklist to remember everything you need for a successful Dive Against Debris® survey.
Report your Data: Online Data Submission
You’ve done the dive. You’ve removed the rubbish. And you’ve collected the data. Don't forget that last critical step. Report your survey online in English only. This is essential to ensure your data contributes to the global database and helps drive long-term change to address the marine debris issue.
Dive Against Debris Map
Visit the Dive Against Debris® Map and see your survey data visualized along with thousands of other surveys across the globe.
Can’t see your survey? All data submissions undergo a quality review process to ensure data quality and integrity before being visualised on the map.
Liability Release Form
If you’re leading a group of divers in Dive Against Debris be sure your volunteers sign and complete this customised Liability Release Form
You can also provide your volunteers with a Certificate to recognise their actions.
Dive Against Debris® Video
From the smallest bits of plastic, car batteries and appliances, to enormous fishing nets, "stuff" from our daily lives makes its way to the ocean by the ton every day. As Earth's growing population consumes more disposable goods, the items we discard, even thousands of miles inland, are choking our ocean planet.
Join us in the battle against marine debris and Dive Against Debris. Your local actions contribute to a clean, healthy future for the ocean.
Happy surveying and thanks for taking action!