Our Pledge is a commitment to help protect the aquatic environment (oceans, lakes, caves, etc.) and its inhabitants by providing an educational system that fosters an ethos of being "Ocean Friendly." Our pledge is a declaration that compels us to be aware of the delicate nature of the environment, to consider our actions and their impact on the environment, and ultimately lead the way with our instructors to teach and provide classes that make divers "Ocean Friendly." We aim to convert our values of protecting the environment into direct actions, and to make clear who we are, what we champion, and to make the diving community directly responsible for their impact on the environment.
Integrity is the foundation for all that we stand for. Integrity includes honesty, decency, consistency, and the courage to make a stand. Building on those values, we are committed to protecting the environment and providing an educational system that protects our values. We teach our instructors, students, customers, and others in the community the same respect and integrity for the environment.
We will listen carefully to diverse points of view and engage in thoughtful dialogue. We will broaden our understanding of issues that impact the environment in order to better address the needs and concerns of the diving community and each other. Ultimately we will present our concerns for the impact on the environment and ensure our instructors, students, divers, and customers understand and communicate with our values.
We will ensure that all information about our Ocean Friendly educational system and classes is available, accessible, and understandable to everyone in the diving community.
We will share our philosophy, knowledge, and technology to help advance the community's understanding of its impact on the environment. We will provide worldwide avenues, systems, classes and information on how to improve as divers and how to change existing philosophy if necessary. We will help divers build their diving skills and abilities to protect the aquatic environment.
We will use progressive teaching methodologies and innovative teaching techniques that are thoughtful and effective to deliver classes that have a very low impact on the environment.
We will respect the religious, cultural, and ethical rights and concerns of people throughout the world, however we will not tolerate the destruction of the aquatic environment through the lack of care, skill and knowledge.
Act as Stewards of the Environment to Achieve Results
We will create clarity of thought, direction, roles, and accountability; build strong relationships with our instructors, students, customers and the environment; make wise decisions; steward our company resources; and take responsibility for achieving agreed-upon results.
Create Excellent Divers
We will ensure excellence in our educational system, classes, instructors, students, diver,s and customers; foster innovation, creativity and learning; practice inclusive teamwork; and reward and recognize our people who are truly Ocean Friendly.