Saturday, July 13, 2024

Seiko Officially Partners With PADI AWARE Foundation’s Marine Debris Program


The Seiko Watch Corporation has partnered with the PADI AWARE Foundation to support global ocean protection.

As an official partner of the PADI AWARE Foundation’s Marine Debris Program, Seiko will join in the fight to rid the ocean of marine debris, which is a key element of PADI’sBlueprint for Ocean Action.”

Seiko’s support will help fund the PADI AWARE Community Grant Program launching this year to provide financial resources to enable local ocean-protection initiatives hosted by PADI Dive Centers and Resorts. Seiko’s contributions will further marine debris campaign implementation in key countries that promote conservation measures at the local, national and international level. Additionally, Seiko will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the Prospex Save the Ocean watch collection.

According to Drew Richardson, President and CEO of PADI Worldwide and PADI AWARE Foundation Chairman of the Board:

“We applaud the Seiko group’s support and willingness to partner with the PADI AWARE Foundation in making a financial commitment to this important effort to clean and protect the ocean. It will take all of us working together on a unified front to make the sea change required to restore ocean health and create balance between humanity and the ocean for generations to come.”

(Image credit: Rayna O’Nan/Ocean Rays Photography)

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.