Project AWARE Specialist

How You Can Make A Difference

Project AWARE Specialty

The underwater world needs heroes. You can be one of them by championing the causes of the world’s most fragile and important aquatic ecosystems.

Turtle on reef with two divers in distance

The Fun Part

You can make a difference. Learn about some of the most pressing problems facing these vulnerable environments and everyday actions you can take to help conserve them. It’s informative, interesting and most importantly, you learn how to make a difference not just when you're in the water.

What You Learn

Project AWARE Foundation is the scuba diving industry’s leading nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to conserving the aquatic environment through education, advocacy and action. Besides completing the Project AWARE Specialty course, you can become a partner in the efforts to preserve the underwater environment.

You learn about:

  • The ocean commons and coastal zone issues
  • Fisheries challenges and sustainability
  • Coral environment overview and inhabitants
  • The role of the scuba diver in protecting aquatic environments


What You Need

This is a non-diving specialty with no prerequisites open to anyone with an interest.  The course is taught in our classroom.

GEAR:   None.

MATERIALS:  Downloadable manual required.  Link is provided upon registration.


 Contact us today to register.

What's Next

If you are interested in becoming an underwater conservationist, these specialty courses will be beneficial:

  • AWARE Fish Identification
  • Coral Reef Conservation
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Digital Underwater Photography
  • Underwater Videographer


For more information, available course dates and registration -- contact us and discuss options with one of our Team Members.