PROJECT AWARE CONSERVATION COURSES


PROJECT AWARE CONSERVATION COURSES

PROJECT AWARE Specialty course is an introduction to Project AWARE as a global 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. Through classroom workshops, you will:

  • Be introduced to the Project AWARE movement.
  • Understand the 10 Tips for Divers to Protect the Ocean Planet.
  • Develop an action plan for how you can personally make a difference.

Anyone with an interest in conservation can complete this course but if you’re a diver it also counts towards your Master Scuba Diver rating.


PROJECT AWARE DIVE AGAINST DEBRIS  speciality course. Do you want to make a difference on every dive but are not sure where to begin? Gain the knowledge and skills to activate your inner citizen scientist by taking the Dive Against Debris® Specialty. You'll learn to complete Dive Against Debris surveys under the guidance of a PADI® Professional and help keep you your local dive sites healthier by removing trash. Your training starts in the classroom by learning:

  • About marine debris, the damage done, what it is, where it comes from and how divers are part of the solution.
  • How to establish a Dive Against Debris® survey, the survey frequency, sites, profiles and equipment.
  • Also the use of photography and knowing what to leave behind.
  • How to make your survey count. The five easy steps to report the debris you've removed to maximize each survey's benefits.
  • How to join the global Project AWARE movement of scuba divers protecting our ocean planet.

During your one open water dive, you will conduct a Dive Against Debris® survey, including weighing, sorting, recording, disposing and reporting your marine debris to Project AWARE.

If you're a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enrol in the Dive Against Debris Specialty course.

The dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification & your Master Scuba Diver rating.


PROJECT AWARE  CORAL REEF CONSERVATION  Specialty course informs divers and nondivers about the plight of the world’s coral reefs. The course describes how coral reefs function and why they are so important. It also reviews why many reefs are in serious trouble and what individuals can do to prevent further decline. Most divers, snorkelers and environmental enthusiasts have already visited or plan to visit a coral reef. The Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course provides the knowledge base for proper interaction while touring a reef.

It works in conjunction with Project AWARE's popular AWARE - Our World, Our Water manual which is a valuable resource for anyone interested in understanding and preserving aquatic environments as well as learning more about ocean environments, ecosystems and threats.

Anyone with an interest in conservation can complete this course