“People ask: Why should I care about the ocean? Because the ocean is the cornerstone of earth’s life support system, it shapes climate and weather. It holds most of life on earth. 97% of earth’s water is there. It’s the blue heart of the planet — we should take care of our heart. It’s what makes life possible for us. We still have a really good chance to make things better than they are. They won’t get better unless we take the action and inspire others to do the same thing. No one is without power. Everybody has the capacity to do something.”

Sylvia Earle

Conservation courses

Learn more about marine ecology and your part in its conservation
AWARE Sea Turtle Distinctive Specialty

Our super-charged version of the AWARE Sea Turtle Distinctive Specialty includes additional information developed with Philippine marine conservation organizations and an opportunity for you to participate in LAMAVE’s citizen science marine turtle identification project.

1 day Php9,000
AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty

What makes up coral reefs and how are they important to marine ecosystems and coastal areas? Learn about coral reef ecology and the status of the world’s reefs, the threats faced by coral reefs and their inhabitants and actions that may help.

1 day Php9,000
AWARE Shark Conservation Distinctive Specialty

Overfishing, bycatch and finning. You know that shark populations worldwide are facing tough challenges. Luckily divers can help secure a brighter future for sharks. Learn about threats facing sharks today and how to help.

1 day Php9,000
Paying it forward

Supporting the important work of conservation and animal welfare organizations

Sierra Madre Divers crew show our passion for the marine environment with beach clean-ups, citizen science submissions and advocacy of responsible diving.

We believe in paying it forward, and aside from our own everyday direct actions, we also pledge a monthly donation to the following marine conservation and animal welfare organizations.

We are also certified by Green Fins, internationally coordinated by Reef-World, who provide a set of environmental standards (the Green Fins Code of Conduct) that promote best practices in diving and snorkeling centres.

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LAMAVE
LAMAVE

The Large Marine Vertebrates Project Philippines (LAMAVE) conducts scientific research and raises environmental awareness in collaboration with government agencies, non-government organizations, universities and the private sector.

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ISLAND RESCUE ORGANISATION BOHOL
ISLAND RESCUE ORGANISATION BOHOL

Island Rescue Organization Bohol is a non-profit organization that works to promote responsible pet ownership and humane treatment of animals. They established and operate the first animal rescue center and sanctuary in Bohol.

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