Specialty Course

AWARE Shark Conservation

Continuing Education

Description

Love sharks? Scared of sharks? Or do you just want to know more about them? Enroll in an AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty course and discover the value of sharks to marine ecosystems and economies. You’ll learn more about the causes of declining shark populations and the actions you can take to become a knowledgeable and passionate shark defender. By being informed, you can dispel misconceptions and act to protect sharks. Sharks need you!

If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the AWARE Shark Conservation Diver Specialty course.

Academic

At the end of your classroom session and two open water dives, you will be able to explain:

  • The conservation status of sharks, why they are unique and vulnerable, and the importance of healthy shark populations.
  • How to manage threats to sharks, recognize the value of sharks and remove barriers to conservation.
  • Actions you can take to protect sharks and how joining a global movement of divers can help to protect sharks.

Get credit! The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

 

Getting Started

Download and read the AWARE Shark Conservation Diver Study Guide from the Project AWARE website. Stop by your local PADI Dive Center and Resort to enroll in the course and start learning about the value of sharks to marine ecosystems and economies.

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