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AWARE Shark Conservation Distinctive Specialty Course

Overfishing, bycatch and finning. You know that shark populations worldwide are facing tough challenges. Luckily divers can help secure a brighter future for sharks. Get ready to mobilize your troops into action. Teach the AWARE Shark Conservation Diver Distinctive Specialty.

AWARE Shark Conservation Instructor Guide

PADI Professionals teach divers and non-divers through Independent Learning or Classroom Presentations.

You can also certify students even if they have not seen sharks on Training Dives. The course can also be taught as an Adventure Dive.

Available in:   English |   French  |  Italian  |  Portuguese  |  Spanish  |  Korean |  Traditional Chinese  |  Simplified Chinese  | Japanese  | Indonesian  | German  (Volunteer translation). 

P.S. Did you know? You can apply for the Instructor Rating direct through PADI. PADI donates all your Instructor Rating fee to Project AWARE. How do you apply? Use the PADI Specialty Instructor Form to apply for the Distinctive Specialty rating or the PADI Specialty Instructor Trainer Form to apply for the Distinctive Instructor Trainer rating.


AWARE Shark Conservation Lesson Guides

“Oh no, not a Powerpoint.” Yep, we have a Powerpoint! But it’s really cool we promise! And it guarantees to engage your students in your classroom presentation.

Available in:  English  |   French   |   Spanish   |   Japanese    |   Indonesian    |   German  (Volunteer translation)    


AWARE Shark Conservation Study Guide

Get your students into the water and onto the dive as quickly as possible. Have them read the Guide prior to or during your course.

Available in:  English  |    Japanese    |    Indonesian   |    German (Volunteer translation)


AWARE Shark Conservation Non Diver Certificate

Teaching the course to your non-bubble blower friends? Great! Reward their action with the program completion certificate.

Available in:  English


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