In 1989 PADI introduced Project AWARE (Aquatic World Awareness, Responsibility and Education) responding to a growing demand to create a unified voice to preserve the world’s aquatic environments.

Since its inception, the programme has helped to propagate environmentally sound, safe diving practices and has funded a diverse range of initiatives from shark conservation to sea turtle protection, beach cleanups, public education and much more.

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Marine Conservation Society

Life around Scotland and Britain’s coast is as colourful and fascinating as that found anywhere in the world yet it is under intense pressure from over-fishing, habitat destruction and pollution including litter.

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to the protection of the marine environment and its wildlife. Established in 1977, Underwater Conservation year, by divers for divers, MCS has worked successfully to highlight issues of concern to divers and threats to marine wildlife and habitats.

If you’re interested in helping clean our local waters or undertake a beach clean up exercise along the Firth of Forth, contact Mark at the Dive Bunker.

Alternatively, if you’re not a local diver, why don’t you organise an event in your area. For further information and to get involved today in making a difference contact the MCS at or Tel. 01989 566017.

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