PADI Shark Awareness
Overfishing has reduced many shark populations around the world to levels that threaten their continued existence. The AWARE Shark Conservation Diver course will contribute towards the conservation of sharks by building awareness of the issues and inspiring students to speak up and act to protect sharks.
You will learn how to inform students of the value of sharks to marine ecosystems and economies, to educate them about the causes of declining shark populations, to build an understanding of what is missing in current shark fisheries management, to dispel misperceptions that may block them from taking action, and to inspire them to help sharks by taking action.
Use the AWARE Shark Conservation Diver course to turn your students into informed and passionate shark defenders who take action to protect sharks. The AWARE Shark Conservation Diver course has been written to encourage delivery to a broad a range of participants. When taught as a dive course it is not a certification requirement to see sharks during training dives.
The aim is to open your student’s eyes to features of everyday life that most of us take for granted, but may impact on sharks. This is an important step in their journey to becoming shark protection champions. You can also deliver the location assessment exercise to non-divers as a land-based activity.