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. Anyone who has an interest in the aquatic world should take this course. There are no prerequisites, age restrictions or water sessions required for this non-diving specialty.
Through classroom discussions, you 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 inhabitants, and your role in protecting aquatic environments.
You’ll use the digital manual – AWARE – Our World, Our Water – downloadable for free at projectaware.org.