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Project AWARE Specialty courses, SCUBA certification and more... Discover how you can dive in with Project AWARE!

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image of 2018 limited edition PADI cards supporting Project AWAREFrom the moment you put on a mask and take your first breath underwater you become a steward and ambassador for our ocean planet.

There are so many significant problems facing mankind, but as divers this is truly our cause. If scuba divers do not take an active role in preserving the aquatic realm, who will?
- John Cronin, PADI Co-founder

Whether you’re just starting your ocean adventures or you’ve been diving for years, you can show your support for ocean protection with a limited edition PADI certification card that supports Project AWARE. Ocean protection requires “all hands on deck”. Invest in our ocean future by supporting Project AWARE with your scuba certification.

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Project AWARE Courses

PADI Specialty courses authored by Project AWARE help divers lead action on marine debris prevention, shark and ray protection and help you make a difference for ocean protection. 

The AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty

Love sharks? Scared of sharks? Or do you just want to know more about them? Enroll in an AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty course and 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 an informed and passionate shark defender. Dispel misconceptions, speak up and act to protect sharks. Sharks need you!

The Dive Against Debris® Specialty

Do you want to learn how to make a difference on every dive you take but not sure where to begin? Gain the knowledge and skills to activate your inner citizen scientist and complete regular Dive Against Debris® surveys under the guidance of a PADI Professional by taking the Dive Against Debris Specialty.

The Project AWARE Specialty

The revised 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 to provide guidance and help you make a difference for ocean protection every time you dive, travel and more. Remaining as a dry course it is ideal to engage divers and non-divers alike as well as a perfect solution to those bad weather days.

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