PADI AWARE-Shark Conservation Specialty Course

Sharks are in trouble and need our help - will you help our friends the sharks?

Sharks are crucial to marine ecosystems. They maintain a balance in populations of prey species and keep the ocean healthy by removing ill or diseased animals. They are an important resource supporting local economies through fishing and as an attraction to dive tourists.

But sharks are in a global decline. Overfishing has reduced many shark populations around the world to levels that threaten their continued existence. Shark numbers have fallen by more than 80% in many cases, and the continued existence of some species is at immediate risk in some regions. During this course you will learn more about Shark Conservation and how to interact with sharks safely in their natural habitat.


Who can enroll?

This course is open to divers who are:

  • At least 12 years old.
  • Certified as PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent.
  • Able to either answer NO to all questions on the standard Medical History Form or secure a physician’s approval prior to the start of class.

What is involved?

This course consists of:

  • Self study.
  • One classroom session.
  • Two open water training dives.

Where and when do classes take place?

Self study takes place at the comfort of your home. Classroom session takes place right here at Squalo Divers. Open water dives take place at one of more than 50 dive sites that we have to offer.

AWARE-Shark Conservation Specialty classes start at any time. Classroom session is done during regular store hours. Open water training dives are done on any day of the week. All activities take place by appointment only.

What is included in the cost?

The course fee is $225 per person and includes:

  • All instruction.
  • Two open water training dives.
  • Use of regulator, bcd, tanks and weights.
  • Certification card processing.

    What equipment will you need?

    Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:

    • Scuba mask, scuba snorkel, scuba fins.+
    • Adequate exposure protection.* +
    • Slate. +
    • Bathing suit and towel.

    *Items are available for rent at Squalo Divers.

    +Items are available for purchase at Squalo Divers.

     


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