It's Yours to Conserve

PADI Project Aware Specialist

Minimum age: 8

Pool only, maximum depth 2 m3 / 6 feet


Project AWARE’s philosophy is to mobilize a global force of scuba divers and water enthusiasts who care about protecting the world’s water resources and choose to make a difference – one dive at a time. By earning any or all the Project AWARE Specialist certifications, you’ll be aware of the most pressing problems facing vulnerable aquatic environments and know what everyday actions you can take to help protect them.

Project Aware Specialties:

Coral Reef Conservation Diver

Through classroom discussions, you’ll learn:

  • How coral reefs function and the complex nature of life on a reef

  • Why coral reefs are so important

  • Why many coral reefs are in serious trouble

  • What you can do to prevent further decline

  • How Project AWARE unites divers and water enthusiasts to make a difference


Dive Against Debris

Through classroom discussions and diving experience, you’ll learn:

  • Knowledge and skills to complete Dive Against Debris surveys

  • How to report data online

  • Methods of removal of marine debris under water

  • How to identify “hot spot” areas where waste management needs to be prioritized


Fish Identification

Once you learn to recognize what types of fish you see, you’ll find it easier to reference the exact species after a scuba dive. 
During two scuba dives, you’ll learn:

  • How to identify characteristics of local fish families and species

  • Fish survey techniques and strategies

  • About Project AWARE activities that can help protect aquatic life


Sea Turtle Awareness

Through classroom discussions and diving experience, you’ll learn:

  • About the role of Project AWARE in preserving the aquatic environment

  • Sea turtle species

  • How to identify sea turtles

  • About the decline in sea turtle populations

Shark Conservation Diver

Through classroom discussions and/or diving experience, you’ll learn about:

  • The value of sharks to the marine ecosystem and world economy

  • Causes of decline in global shark populations

  • Dispelling misconceptions of shark behavior


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Tel: 403-818-6368

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