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Launched for World Oceans Day 2021, the PADI Conservation Activities Locator is an industry-first tool designed to connect you with ocean-saving opportunities in your local area and around the world.

The global PADI Dive Community is bursting with passion for the ocean, and a desire to take action to protect it. Unfortunately, it’s often the case that if you aren’t already in the know, it can be hard to find the opportunities you want to engage with – whether it’s coral restoration, climate education, marine debris removal, marine megafauna citizen science activities or something else all together.

Luckily, these opportunities do exist. Forward-thinking PADI Dive Centers, Resorts and Professionals are leading the way in offering recreational divers the chance to engage with fins on and fins off activities that advance the PADI vision to achieve balance between humanity and the ocean. It is our mission to create a billion Torchbearers to explore and protect the ocean. The Conservation Activity Locator has been crafted to make it easier than ever for every diver to become a Torchbearer, and discover the joy of giving back to the ocean alongside like-minded ocean advocates who care.

To explore a growing number of conservation activities, head to

Search by your location in this search bar:

Or scroll down and browse by categories including:

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Climate Change
  • Citizen Science
  • Courses & Education
  • Marine Species
  • Marine Debris
  • Community (including Women’s Dive Day, AWARE Week and social events)

Here’s a handful of the events currently on offer. Check them out!

6 Week Marine Conservation Internship in the Philippines

What you’ll do

Dive in the center of the center of biodiversity and volunteer to help save fragile coral reefs and mangrove forests. Let your holiday have meaning, and help muck in with dedicated volunteers and scientists. Fun, bonfires and marshmallows included.

  • Do up to two free PADI scuba courses during your volunteering period (no professional or tec-diving courses)
  • Learn scientific diving and become an expert on underwater fauna
  • Meet volunteers from all over the world (usually 12+ nationalities at base)
  • Enjoy the incredible scuba diving of the Philippines and explore sites seldom dived.
  • Take part in fascinating lessons and discussions on marine biology. Excellent primer for university study of related field.

Hosted by: Marine Conservation Philippines, PADI 5 Star Dive Center

Cost: 2,796 USD
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Beach Clean Up in Tofo, Mozambique

What you’ll do

Liquid Dive Adventures are encouraging everyone to visit the beautiful Tofo Beach and join their weekly beach clean ups. “We will all go together to clean the Tofo beach, in front of the resort!” Follow your beach clean up with a documentary night under the stars.

  • Enjoy the sun and waves when cleaning the beautiful beach of Tofo
  • Admire the job well done
  • Know that your work has contributed towards ocean health

Hosted by: Liquid Dive Adventures, PADI 5 Star Dive Center

Cost: Free!
Learn more about the clean ups and documentary nights

Reef Clean Up Dives in Koh Phangan, Thailand

What you’ll do

At least once every week the Chaloklum Diving Team get out to dive for debris on a local coral reef. An enjoyable and satisfying morning, usually based on a shore dive in the Chaloklum Bay area, Koh Phangan. Do something good for the environment, help us clean up the reefs of Koh Phangan and enjoy the diving and corals too!

Hosted by: Chaloklum Diving, PADI 5 Star Dive Center

Cost: 25 USD
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Mobula Ray Conservation Expedition, Mexico

What you’ll do

Every year tens of thousands of mobula rays visit the coast lines of the Sea of Cortez in Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. The congregations of rays are one of the most incredible spectacles on earth – and one of the largest in the world too.

  • Discover the massive Mobula Ray aggregations of Baja!
  • Contribute to critical marine research & conservation projects!
  • Learn from Marta Palacios of the Mobula Conservation Project & Manta Trust
  • Enjoy our oceanfront villa and private chef!
  • Freedive and snorkel with schools of over 1000 Mobula rays!

Hosted by: Dive Ninjas, PADI 5 Star Dive Center

Cost: 1,916 USD
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Sea Lion Conservation Distinctive Speciality, Argentina

What you’ll do

Don’t miss out on this distinctive specialty that will give you the tools not only to dive and play safely with the sea lions in Puerto Madryn, but also to help us in the conservation of these fantastic animals!

  • You will learn to interact with them
  • You will learn about its state of conservation
  • You will have tools to defend them!

Hosted by: Sea Divers, PADI 5 Star Dive Center

Cost: 31 USD
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Clean Up Dive in Curacao

What you’ll do

Join our FREE Monthly PADI AWARE Foundation Clean up Dive every 2nd Saturday of the month! We team up and keep clean “ADS-88”, better known as Pierbaai Reef and Car Pile, 2 of Curacao’s healthiest, best and most popular dive sites.

  • Give a little back to the ocean
  • Learn how to safely clean up marine debris
  • Meet new dive buddies

Hosted by: The Dive Bus, PADI 5 Star Dive Center

Cost: Free!
Learn more

Are you a PADI Dive Center, Resort or Professional with a conservation project you want help with? List your events today at!

Not a PADI Pro but still have an initiative that you want the dive community to support? Get in touch with us on [email protected] and we will work with you to get your activity on the platform.

Stay connected with the PADI conservation community and take action to save the ocean by joining the Torchbearer Community today at

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