PADI Dive Against Debris Specialty


Before the dive against debris dive we'll learn about:PADI Dive Against Debris Specialty

  • Just what is marine debris, the damage that it causes, where it comes from to get into our oceans and how scuba divers can be part of the solution.
  • How to set up a Dive Against Debris survey, how often to survey, sites, profiles and equipment.   Also how the use of photography can help promote awareness of the problem of marine debris and of course knowing what not to remove from dive sites.
  • The best way to ensure your survey has the maximum beneficial effect and the best way to report the debris you’ve removed.
  • We will also explain how you can join the global Project AWARE movement of scuba divers protecting our planet's oceans.

During the Dive Against Debris dive, you will conduct a Dive Against Debris survey and this will including weighing, sorting, recording, disposing and reporting your marine debris to Project AWARE.

When stdents take their Divemaster course or Internship with us then teach them the Dive Against Debris Specialty for free and they only need to pay for the certification fee to PADI which is currently 2,000 baht.  If students are taking their Instructor course (IDC) with us then we teach them the Instructor Specialty for free during their IDC.  Again the only thing they need to pay for is the Instructor Specialty application fee, but all of the certification and application fees for the Dive Against Debris Specialty go to Project Aware and so students are saving a little piece of the planet there too.

Davy Jones Locker is passionate about about helping the environment and this is why we adopted the Hin Wong dive site and always try to do our Dive Against Debris dives there and also get involved in coral monitoring there.

PADI Specialties available on Koh Tao with Davy Jones Locker Diving

The Davy Jones Locker Specialities allow divers to fully enhance their diving skills and knowledge within specific areas of the sport. If you've always enjoyed photography then we can teach you the finer points of using an underwater strobe and how to overcome the difficulties associated; if you fancy going deep then we'll teach you how to safely dive deeper.  As well as perfecting your dive skills, the specialties you gain can count towards other qualifications such as Advanced Open Water, if not yet reached, or Master Scuba Diver, the highest recognition attainable as a recreational diver.

The specialities we offer are listed below:


D15bPADI advanced open water courseD15aDJL Diving Koh Tao Peak Performance buoyancy speciality

D15c PADI open water course djl diving









D15fDJL Dving Koh Tao search and recovery specialityD15dDJL Diving Koh Tao Equipment specialityD15eDJL Diving Koh Tao underwater navigation speciality

D15iDJL Diving Koh TaoD15hDJL Diving Koh Tao Enriched Air Nitrox specialityD15gDJL Dving Koh Tao

D15lDJL Diving Koh Tao boat diver specialityD15kDJL Diving Koh Tao deep diver specialityD15jDJL Diving Koh Tao digital photography speciality

D15nDJL Dving Koh Tao wreck diver specialityD15mDJL Diving Koh Tao Underwater Naturalist specialityDive Against Debris Specialty

As you can see there are PADI Specialties that will make you a better diver, some that will expand your mind a little and others that are just fun or the right thing to do if your an environmentally concious member of the population who wants to help preserve the planet for furture generations as we all should. 


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