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AWARE SHARK CONSERVATION DIVER Why sharks are so important

The AWARE Shark Conservation Diver Course

Love sharks? Scared of sharks? Or do you just want to know more about them? Enroll in the 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 a knowledgeable and passionate shark defender. By being informed, you can dispel misconceptions and act to protect sharks. Sharks need you!

Sharks are crucial to marine ecosystems, yet sharks are in a global decline. Learn about the value of sharks and what is causing the rapid loss of shark populations. The course may include two scuba dives or may be presented as a nondiving education program. The first dive of this distinctive specialty course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification, ask your instructor about earning credit.

What You Learn

  • 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


  • PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 12 years or older



Below, you will find the paperwork necessary to begin this course. Please either drop off or email us a completed copy as soon as possible. We will need to review this prior to the start of your class.

AWARE Shark Conservation Diver Paperwork

Medical Statement Paperwork

Your Next Adventure

As you learn more about sharks, you may also want to brush up on your underwater photography skills so that you can capture images of the species you’re encountering. This can be acheived via the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Course.

For more information about this or other PADI courses contact us anytime!

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