Cornwall LivingIssue #113

Saving our oceans

Introducing Dive Project Cornwall: eliminating plastic pollution, protecting the marine environment and saving all life in our oceans for future generations to enjoy and cherish.

Dive Project Cornwall is a not-for-profit, community interest company with a simple goal: to protect and safeguard the future of our oceans and, by doing so, save our planet. 

In order to achieve its goals, Dive Project Cornwall will educate hundreds of thousands of young people by delivering an education programme directly into schools across the UK, raising the awareness of the importance of the planet’s marine environment and its vital role in our very own existence. It will also reach millions of adults through promotional features via multiple media partners and strong collaborations with numerous ocean-based charities. 

 At the heart of the project is a competition for 400 lucky teenagers to win the experience of a lifetime; a six-day, life-changing trip to Cornwall where they will learn to scuba dive, enjoy outdoor adventures, take up beach-related activities and attend presentations from leading marine industry experts. The 400 lucky teenagers will leave Dive Project Cornwall as ‘Ocean Influencers’. They will then act to positively engage, inspire and motivate the next generation to save our planet.

Dive Project Cornwall is delighted to be working with key organisations and brands including PADI, the Marine Conservation Society, and founding sponsor, Fourth Element. Paul Strike, who heads up the Cornish dive brand, says: “Dive Project Cornwall is an innovative and effective way of educating the next generation of the importance of a healthy marine environment as well as encouraging a responsibility for protecting it,” and encourages everybody “to do what they can to support this exciting and unique project”. 

So how can you help? If you’re an individual or business who shares the values and goals of Dive Project Cornwall, why not become a Dive Buddy by sponsoring one of the 400 lucky teenagers, or get involved as a School-Week Host and sponsor one of the 20 weeks of the project. There are many ways that you can help this project reach its goals. If you’re interested, or to find out more, be sure to email 



If you would like your school to be involved in Dive Project Cornwall, be sure to contact the school directly and encourage them to register! 

To find out more aboutthe project and how you can get involved, email



According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, every second breath we take is powered by the ocean.


Dive Project Cornwall

07711 160590