"Originally formed in 1989 as an environmental initiative by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), Project AWARE existed to increase environmental awareness through diver education. In 1992, with tremendous support from the dive community, Project AWARE Foundation was registered as an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in the U.S. To engage divers and activists around the world in conservation, Project AWARE became an established UK charity in 1999 and received formal nonprofit status in Australia in 2002." - Project Aware
Recently, Devocean teamed up with Project Aware and participated in their 2nd annual online silent auction. We donated some of our most popular items for people to bid on with 100% of the profits from our basket, as well as every other auction item, going directly towards non-profit organizations dedicated to restoring the health and beauty of our oceans. Funds raised through the auction will go a long way toward engaging scuba divers in environmental programs and activities such as Project AWARE’s citizen science program, Dive Against Debris™, to support a return to a clean and healthy ocean.
Together Devocean, along with all of the other participating sponsors, raised over $10,000! We are so happy that we were able to make a difference by contributing to this great non-profit organization.