The organisations in our dive community supporting this project with their Mission 2020 pledge are putting the future of the oceans ahead of simply making a profit – they are making significant changes to their business and their impacts on the environment. Read some of their pledges below and submit your own here.
By World Oceans Day 2020 we will eliminate single use plastic packaging from our products. We will continue to develop new products and redevelop existing ones using recycled material. We will become truly OceanPositive.
As PADI drives toward a fully-integrated digital learning system, we lessen our dependency on packaging, thereby minimizing the plastic footprint of hundreds of thousands of divers every year. We will further reduce plastic waste across our supply chain and rally our 6,600 dive centers and resorts to reduce single-use plastics.
At Halcyon Dive Systems, we pledge to reduce our plastic and carbon footprint by 2020. We are committed to: Eliminate single-use plastic packaging of all our products; Significantly increase the use of recycled goods; Sponsor Ghost Fishing cleanups around the world and power the Halcyon manufacturing facility with solar energy.
At Aqua Lung, we are continuing our commitment to eliminate single-use plastic packaging on all of our products worldwide, whenever & wherever possible, finding sustainable alternatives everywhere we can. We will continue to further our use and implementation of renewable energy sources at our facilities across the globe.
We pledge that by World Ocean’s Day 2020 we will continue to improve in all areas of our current “Ocean Friendly” policy to: Recycle, Re-use and Reduce wherever possible; only ever use biodegradable, compostable and/or recyclable packaging materials and reduce our ecological footprint wherever possible.
Our fleet vessels will be completely single-use plastic free by the end of 2019. Single-use plastic water bottles have already been removed from our Red Sea fleet. We pledge to minimise pollution on our boats and in our worldwide offices, achieving this whilst educating yet also respecting local communities.
We will minimize single-use plastics in packaging and select durable materials to ensure a long lifetime for products and capability for maintenance. We will optimize deliveries and offset carbon emissions from all deliveries. Through our certified, audited environmental-management-system we are, and continue to be, committed to save our common playground.
At GUE, we pledge to launch an annual GUE Cleanup Event. We feel we can have the greatest impact by utilizing our network of divers in a worldwide cleanup of our waters. We hope to power our office with solar, will continue to recycle, and eliminate any single use plastic.
• Establishment of a recycling system for paper, cups, plastic bottles and cans inside Beuchat • We plan to stop using non-reusable plastic packaging within 3 years • Struggle against ecosystem impoverishment by supporting an initiative that helps to preserve marine ecosystems against overfishing and coastal habitat losses
The sea has always been at the heart of Mares. By World Oceans Day 2020 we pledge to reduce our environmentally unfriendly packaging including single-use plastic by 70%, adopting sustainable alternatives and minimising waste. We will also innovate techniques in product development to reduce our environmental impact in the future.
SANTI Diving is constantly working on improvement in the field of environment protection and implementation of the new actions aiming at the oceans and planets preservation. By 2020 we plan to replace the plastic bags by biodegradable ones, increase the effort to find the suppliers delivering the the recyclable elements.
SubGravity is committed to avoid single use plastic where there is an alternative, sustainable option available. We will work towards a 75% or more reduction in single use plastic by the year 2020. Additionally SubGravity is committed to continue recycling by shipping orders in previously used packaging whenever possible.
Having been involved with many significant marine conservation initiatives over the past 50 years, including co-founding The Marine Conservation Society, DIVER Magazine (UK) is delighted to support Mission 2020 by committing to eliminate all plastic-based wrapping from postal and newsstand copies of the magazine by World Oceans Day 2020.
Deep Blue Divers’ administrative ‘paperwork’ is now done electronically and we pledge to continue reducing paper and eliminating single-use plastics, also by supporting other eco-friendly businesses whenever possible. We will further promote education and awareness of ocean conservation and inspire divers and snorkelers to love and care for the ocean.
As an ocean lover and local, inland dive centre it is important to educate divers and non-divers alike, as to the impact of the use of single use plastics is having on our oceans. We pledge to clean beaches and eliminate our use of single-use plastics in our practice.
At Blue Safari, we pledge to remove all single-use plastic by 2020. We are committed to public outreach and will organise weekly beach cleans and ghost net/ FAD removal for guests and staff. We will power Alphonse Island largely with renewable energy and promote coral safe sunscreen.
Euro-Divers Maldives encourages all dives not to touch anything under water, we do not feed any fish under water, we teach our divers to be buoyant under water in order to avoid any contact with corals. We care about the ocean and engage in beach and ocean clean up's!
Utila Dive Center pledges to advocate environmental best practices through our professional training and dedicated conservation programs including using Reef Safe Products through our partnership with Stream2Sea, Solar Powered Facilities, 100% Project Aware partners, No Plastic and the development of our own Coral Nursery.
CCRExplorers.com, an on-line resource and forum for the closed circuit rebreather community, commits to use its influence and reach to positively influence the wider diving community about sustainable lifestyle habits which affect the world's oceans in a positive manner.
We pledge to continue to reuse packaging & packing materials. We have eliminated plastic shopping bags, and recycle as many items as possible instead of throwing them away We will continue our local cleanup dives of the Great Lakes and the rivers that connect them to the ocean.
Adrenalin Snorkel & Dive is a ECO-certified tour operator operating in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. We are committed to reducing our environmental footprint and have taken steps to ensure that such as using resuable cups and plates on board.
At Dive Rarotonga Ltd we pledge to reduce single use plastic, ban plastic straws at work and our personal lives and use things for continuous and multiple use We also pledge to increase environmental awareness in our customers and suggest alternatives to what is already in use.
At Divers Supply Indy, we pledge to have a positive impact on our Oceans. We commit to our on-going recycling program and will continue to educate our Divers about the importance of good diving practices that directly impact the underwater environment.
We pledge to reduce the single use plastic packaging and reduce plastic waste on board and in our diving facilities, already one, a personalize water bottle is to be handed to guests for use during diving tour so do not need to bring a plastic water bottle.
Dive Division has a truly sustainable mindset and pledges to advocate environmental safe practices. All dive shops involved adopted a dive site and do a monthly Dive Against Debris cleanup. Also, we only sell and promote reef-friendly sunscreen and avoid single-use plastic. We pledge to continue with these good habits.
As part of Mission 2020, Dive Butler Finolhu is committed to protecting our oceans. We plan to host monthly Dive Against Debris events in conjunction with beach clean-ups around the local island of Hithaadhoo. We hope this will instill a culture of sustainability for generations to come.
T101® Dive Training Center is dedicated to excellence in diving training. We are committed in protecting our Seas and support Project AWARE and other eco-green organisations. We lead by example, educating people to recycle & re-use plastic, respectfully explore wrecks and do regular clean-up dives (plastics & ghost fishing nets).
Aqua Tci will continue to encourage our divers to stand up and protect our most valuable resource - the world's oceans, through education and a sense of stewardship. We already have reusable cups, ice blocks and environmentally safe sunscreen on our boat and are aiming to be paper-free by 2020.
Our dive centre is committed to raising awareness about ocean conservation and pledge to do our utmost with regards to reducing single use plastic, protecting our local waters by adopting a dive site, organising Dive Against Debris clean-ups and selling plastic free merchandise We are slowly integrating Padi E-Learning also.
We pledge to continue our work to remove single use plastic at our resort and reinforce our training of staff to reduce single use plastic in their own lives. We will continue to train members of the local community to be ocean ambassadors, dive guides, captains, and resort crew!
1. Remove any and all visible plastic from every dive site I dive. 2. eliminate my use of single use plastics at straws 3. implore all my students and dive buddies do the same
VIP Diving Bonaire will provide all our students and guided dive guests with a reusable water bottle free of charge, so that they will not have to buy disposable bottles during their stay. We will provide filling points for ice water at the dive shop and dive sites.
ARC Marine, the UK company behind eco-friendly Reef Cubes, pledges to work tirelessly to provide non-toxic plastic free products that all marine projects globally can use to deliver sustainable marine habitat to accelerate reef creation. Everyone we employ is a certified diver and all commit to eliminate single use plastic.
We pledge alliance to the sea, and all creatures within. We're ambassadors of the sea, committed to its protection. We instill love and respect to the EARTH in the hearts of those who come our way. We pledge to be responsible for every piece of plastic that crosses our path
At Explorer Ventures, we continue our commitment to (1) increasing our environmental projects worldwide, (2) working towards the elimination of single-use plastics, and (3) wherever possible finding sustainable alternatives for our supply needs. We pledge to continue our Dive Green environmental management and guest education efforts in our fleet worldwide.
We pledge to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible and encourage others to do the same. From eliminating single-use plastic and offering alternatives to reducing flights and product shipping. By promoting and working together with partners that focus on marine conservation we join hands for our oceans.
Clean a spot diving at Costa Rica
We pledge that all new products we develop will not be packaged in single-use plastics. Until World Ocean’s Day 2020 we will strive to eliminate all single-use plastic from our existing products. We will also continue our efforts to recycle and to reduce our ecological footprint.
We pledge to remove the use of plastic carriers and packaging in our centre. Encouraging our divers to become more AWARE of plastic impact. Reusable water bottles are available in centre. Our long-standing support of Dive Against Debris will be ramped up with a Dive-Against-Debris dive included in trips.
We love to recycle. So, we are increasing our efforts to recycle plastic, aluminum, paper, batteries, and neoprene. We offer our recycling program to our local divers to get them involved with helping the environment.
Continue to reuse, reduce and recycle, encourage all our customers to do the same and promote positive examples of this on our social media. Encourage all divers to have their own drinking bottle as part of their standard dive kit. By 2020 training manuals will be online versions where available.