The Project AWARE Specialty course is an introduction to the global AWARE movement for ocean protection. It focuses and expands on the 10 Tips for Divers to Protect the Ocean Planet. Through interactive discussions, you’ll learn how you can make a difference for ocean protection every time you dive or travel. A dry, ‘fins off’ course, this specialty is ideal for divers and nondivers alike to gain insight into how decisions above and below the surface impact our water planet.
PADI AWARE programs address the key threats facing the marine environment, advance the PADI Blueprint for Ocean Action, support the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and engage the PADI Torchbearer Community. The course focuses on 5 key components:
- Marine Debris
- Shark & Ray Species Protection
- Climate Change
- Coral Reefs
- Marine Protected Areas