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. In the AWARE Specialist course you will learn 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 inhabitantsand your role in protecting aquatic environments. The AWARE - Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course helps you appreciate the complexity of these habitats and teaches you how you can help conserve these vital systems. You will learn how coral reefs function and the complex nature of life on a reef, why coral reefs are so important, why many coral reefs are in serious trouble, what you can do to prevent further decline and how Project AWARE unites divers and water enthusiasts to make a difference.
These two specialty classes are offered on a limited basis so don't miss the opportunity to learn more about the ocean world we all love and how you can help protect it.