Who should take this course
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 the Project AWARE Specialist certification, 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.
The 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 non-divers alike to gain insight into how decisions above and below the surface impact our water planet.
Anyone who has an interest in the aquatic world should take this course. There are no prerequisites, age restrictions or water sessions required for this non-diving specialty.
What will you learn
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.
How Project AWARE unites scuba divers and water enthusiasts to make a difference.
About environmental issues in the ocean commons and coastal zones.
About fisheries challenges and sustainability problems.
What’s happening to coral reefs and reef inhabitants.
- Your role in protecting aquatic environments.