Divers take Earth Day to Deeper Levels

Need a great excuse to go for a dive? Why not play scientist for a day and do a fish survey? Clean trash from your favorite dive site? Introduce a kid to a snorkel? Install a mooring buoy to protect your local reef? Hold an underwater Easter Egg Hunt to raise money for a marine park?

Get ready for Dive In To Earth Day – You are invited to organize an event in your community! Every April, divers and ocean lovers from around the world organize and participate in a wide range of Dive In activities to help protect oceans and coral reefs. Dive In To Earth Day ensures that the 72% of the planet covered by water is not forgotten during the annual Earth Day celebrations. Many of the Dive In activities focus on coral reefs, of which 60% may die in the next 30 years if destruction continues at the current rate.

WHAT: Marine conservation events organized locally by divers and other community members.

WHERE: In 75 countries and territories around the world (go to to post your event or find events in specific regions).

WHEN: April 15 – 22, 2003

ORGANIZER: The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL), www.coral.org

Dive In To Earth Day was launched in 2000 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Earth Day (held annually on April 22). CORAL, a non-profit coral reef conservation organization, is once again coordinating the event with the support of Project AWARE Foundation, International Coral Reef Action Network (ICRAN), Earth Day Network and West Marine.

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