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Protecting our oceans is important to all of us not just SCUBA divers. Here are some organizations that are worth supporting.

Formed in 2010 by the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI Worldwide), with a start-up grant by the Disney Conservation Fund (DCF), the NAUI Green Diver Initiative (GDI) is a community of individuals dedicated to conserving and preserving our ocean planet.

We pride ourselves on giving back to our donors and members by providing grants and sponsorships for projects related to the preservation and conservation of our oceans and waterways. A vibrant and clean environment is vital for the long-term sustainability of the diving industry.

Love A Sea Turtle

Sea turtles are a threatened and endangered species and we need to help them last. Our actions on land create reactions in the ocean - good and bad. Whether you're at the beach or at home, take care of our planet. The future of all marine life depends on us!


The Reef Environmental Education Foundation is a grass-roots organization that seeks to conserve marine ecosystems by educating, enlisting and enabling divers and other marine enthusiasts to become active ocean stewards and citizen scientists.

Stow It Don't Throw It

This is a youth-driven marine debris prevention and ocean conservation program dedicated to protecting marine environments and their inhabitants while educating others to do the same. The project works to engage youth in combating the dangers of improperly disposed of monofilament fishing line by assembling and distributing personal-sized fishing line recycling bins to anglers and boaters, while educating the public on sustainable fishing practices.

Additionally, the project works to engage young people in marine debris prevention programs, by providing educational resources which allow them to teach their peers and community members about ocean conservation. Through our annual Youth Ocean Conservation Summit, and Youth Ocean Conservation Team, students around the world, are empowered with the knowledge, skills, and support necessary to launch their own ocean conservation projects, and are connected with other youth and adults who are passionate about ocean conservation as well.

"To promote understanding of the economic and ecological benefits of Artificial Reefs in Eastern North Carolina, in order to raise money for the sinking of new Shipwrecks for the enjoyment of SCUBA Divers and Sports Fisherman along the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. "

Proceeds from NC SCUBA vanity plate go to help fund artificial reef initiatives. Get yours today.

Our mission is to rehabilitate our world's oceanreef ecosystems and to protect our natural reef systems using Reef Ball artificial reef technologies. Reef Balls are artificial reef modules placed in the ocean to form reef habitat.

ships to reefs revolution

Ships to Reefs International - Ships to Reefs International is the worldwide authority on artificial reefing.

Our mission:

  • To create man-made reefs from a variety of materials.
  • To facilitate proper preparation of materials.
  • To maintain a resource library.
  • To promote the acceptance of man-made reefs.

Ships to Reef

Project Aware

Project Aware

mobilizing to protect our ocean planet in more than 180 countries and territories.

Project Aware


Oceanais the largest international organization working solely to protect the world’s oceans. Oceana wins policy victories for the oceans using science-based campaigns. Since 2001, we have protected over 1.2 million square miles of ocean and innumerable sea turtles, sharks, dolphins and other sea creatures. More than 500,000 supporters have already joined Oceana. Global in scope, Oceana has offices in North, South and Central America and Europe.

Cambrian Foundation

Cambrian Foundation - Dedicated to research, education, preservation and exploration of our aquatic realm.

For those of you who want a more aggressive approach to saving our oceans we also have: