PADI Project AWARE Specialist – Protect aquatic environments

PADI Project AWARE Specialist

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Want to make a difference in protecting global aquatic resources? Enroll in the Project AWARE Specialist course and become part of a global force of scuba divers and water enthusiasts committed to protecting aquatic ecosystems, one dive at a time. During the course, you’ll gain knowledge on the pressing issues facing aquatic environments and learn everyday actions you can take to protect them. The course is open to anyone interested in the aquatic world, with no prerequisites, age restrictions, or water sessions required. Join the Project AWARE mission and become a defender of the underwater world.

Academic Pathway:

Get ready to dive into a world of knowledge and discovery with the Project AWARE Specialist course. Through classroom discussions, you’ll discover how this initiative brings scuba divers and water enthusiasts together to make a difference and protect global aquatic resources. You’ll learn about environmental issues related to oceans and coastal areas, as well as the challenges faced by the fishing industry and issues of sustainability. You’ll delve into the topic of coral reefs and their inhabitants, and your crucial role in protecting aquatic environments. The course is suitable for anyone with an interest in the underwater world and requires no prerequisites or age limits. Whether you’re an experienced scuba diver or a snorkeling enthusiast, the Project AWARE Specialist course is your opportunity to make a difference and protect aquatic environments, one dive at a time.


The following are the required standards for the PADI Project AWARE Specialist course:

Student Requirements: Be in good physical and mental health. No age restrictions, experience limitations, or prerequisites are required for this course.
Teaching Material: The Project AWARE Specialist course manual.
Equipment Required: No specific equipment is required for this course.
Learning Scenarios: Classroom lectures.
Learning Assessment: The course does not require a final exam.
Depth Limits: No depth limit for this course.
Student-to-Instructor Ratio: No student limit for each instructor.


After completing the Project AWARE Specialist course, students will receive a PADI specialty certification.

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