SCUBA divers and freedivers are intimately aware of the oceans and the life within it.
Green Divers for Blue Oceans® was born out of the passion our board members all share for SCUBA diving. Divers are lucky enough to see the ocean in ways many people do not, and can be highly attuned to subtle changes in ocean health. Since divers are so connected to the ocean, COARE believes they can and should use their experiences to promote conservation.
Green Divers for Blue Oceans® encourages best practices for conservation among divers and the diving industry. It provides divers with materials and messaging to spread to new people and businesses, and encourages them to practice and promote environmental responsibility in their diving. The current recommendations for best practices are constantly revised, improved, and expanded.
COARE meets with dive groups and clubs in the local SF Bay area to discuss how divers can be ambassadors for ocean conservation. Future program goals include hosting 'underwater clean up' days, carrying the popular 'beach clean up' activity into new territory!