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Shark populations are rapidly declining, mainly due to overfishing. Many actions are required to protect sharks including improved fisheries management and trade regulation. An important step towards gaining improved protection for sharks is to raise the public’s awareness of the issues and engage them in shark conservation activities. With this in mind use this course to become an advocate for shark conservation. Gain the knowledge to understand the issues, and the inspiration to take action!

This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

• PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Minimum age is 12 years old

Course Materials:
• Project AWARE Ten Ways a Diver Can Protect the Underwater Environment
• AWARE Shark Conservation Study Guide

Note: Students who complete only the knowledge development section may be issued an AWARE Shark Conservation Program Participation Certificate.

Cost: $125 (course offered upon request and on any Y-kiki sponsored dive vacation)