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 non-diving education program. The first dive of this distinctive specialty course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification
The course is dived into three sections.
Section One we will discuss:
Unique physical attributes of sharks
Conservation status of sharks
Life history traits that make sharks vulnerable
Importance to marine ecosystems
Section Two we will discuss:
Threats to sharks
Management strategies to protect sharks
Value to local economies
Misperceptions of sharks
And finally in section Three we will discuss:
Personal actions to protect sharks
Your local sharks
Responsible environmental guidelines for diving with sharks
Join the Project AWARE movement
- Certified as a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or have a qualifying Certification from another training organization. In this case, a qualifying certification is defined as proof of entry-level scuba certification with a minimum of four open water training dives.
- Be at least 12 years.
- 2 Dives over 1 day. 150 USD