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The PADI Project Aware Specialty Course 

Project AWARE Specialty program more than ever is designed to familiarize everyone, divers and non-divers with the plight of worldwide aquatic ecosystems.It also describes what individuals can do to help protect aquatic resources. The program is a non-diving course that contains classroom presentations. If you've  ever wanted to know more about how you can preserve our aquatic ecosystem this is the course for you!


What You Learn

This course covers information about aquatic ecosystem degradation along with conservation measures to protect aquatic resources. Project AWARE Specialty, includes the following:
  • The Project AWARE philosophy about protecting worldwide aquatic ecosystems.
  • The importance of and interdependent nature of worldwide aquatic ecosystems.
  • Pertinent issues concerning the environmental status of worldwide aquatic ecosystems, including: fisheries concerns,coastal zone management and marine pollution.
  • The status of specific, critically degraded marine environments.
  • Suggestions and information about specific actions that may help to conserve worldwide aquatic ecosystems.
To enroll in the Project AWARE Specialty program, participants need not be certified divers nor have any prior scuba or snorkeling experience. There is no minimum age requirement.

The Learning Materials You Need
AWARE Our World Our Water manual, peels back the curtain and takes you behind the scenes of our underwater world. Discover just how important our underwater eco-systems are and what you can do to help protect them. (download your FREE copy) "AWARE Our World Our Water" manual generously donated to Project AWARE Foundation by PADI. Or Download it for your Kindle for a donation of $1.00 US

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Your Next Adventure
This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification.

If you are interested in further broadening your knowledge in becoming an underwater conservationist, you'll also enjoy these specialty courses:

Be a Part of the Solution by Preserving Our Aquatic Ecosystems!

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