PADI Project AWARE Specialist

Uniting scuba divers and water enthusiasts to make a difference. By earning this certification, you'll be aware of the most pressing problems facing aquatic environments and how to protect them.

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.

What the Course Entails

Through classroom discussions, you learn:

Course Pre-requisites

There are no prerequisites, age restrictions or water sessions required for this non-diving specialty.

Course Flow

Anyone who has an interest in the aquatic world should take this course.

How Can I Get Started?

You’ll use the digital manual - AWARE - Our World, Our Water - downloadable for free on, and can start reading now in preparation for meeting with your instructor.

What is the next adventure?

Advanced Rebreather Diver
AWARE Shark Conservation
Altitude Diver
Boat Diver
Cavern Diver
Deep Diver

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