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Project Aware Shark Conservation Diver Specialty Course

For Certified Scuba Divers - Where conservation meets adventure.

Project Aware Shark Conservation Diver Specialty Course
Project Aware Shark Conservation Diver Specialty Course

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Academics completed on-line.

About The Event

 Love sharks? Scared of sharks? Or do you just want to know more about them?

In this course you will 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! 

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.


Minimum age:  12

Certified Scuba Diver


Tuition:  $225.

Includes: Instruction, Academic Materials, Air Fills & Certification Card

Not Included:  Rental equipment.  (Additional $50.)

Travel expenses to the dive site.

Dive sites that we consider for the dives are:  La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Cove, Emerald Bay Catalina Island & Casino Point Catalina Island.

About Project Aware:

Our ocean conservation adventure started as a project – an environmental ethic initiated by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI®) in the late 80’s.

Project AWARE and PADI share a rich partnership that has been critical to our historical success and organizational growth. Many times, we are confused as one in the same. This is how important our partners are to us - we are co-creators and allies in our daily work. We inspire, inform and provide the tools needed to engage and connect individuals, governments, NGOS, and businesses who share our values and vision for a clean, healthy ocean.

For over 25 years, together with our partners and global community, we responded to the threats our ocean faces and we’ve had some incredible successes.


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