Aren’t you afraid of sharks? As a diver, how many times have you been asked that?
Whether you already love sharks or have a healthy fear of them, you probably want to know more about them. The AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty course is about what sharks really mean to our marine ecosystems and economies. Understanding the causes of declining shark populations is essential to becoming a knowledgeable and passionate defender of our sharks. Misconceptions abound and becoming informed gives you the ability to know how to take action to help protect the sharks that really need your help!
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.
Our price includes: Academic Material – AWARE Shark Conservation Diver Study Guide
- One 2-Tank Boat Dive
- Rental Gear as needed
- DAN's Online Prepared Diver Course
If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the AWARE Shark Conservation Diver Specialty course.