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PADI Sea Turtle Awareness Specialty Course

The Sea Turtle Awareness Distinctive Specialty course introduces divers to basic sea turtle identification and conservation. The goals of Sea Turtle Awareness course training are:

  • To familiarize students with the role of Project AWARE in preserving the aquatic environment.
  • To introduce sea turtle species common in temperate or tropical waters.
  • To provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to identify turtles and record sightings.
  • To inform students about decline in sea turtle populations, importance of sea turtles to marine biodiversity and what they can do to reduce the loss of sea turtles worldwide.

Who Can Enroll?

This course is open to divers who are:

What Is Involved?

This course consists of:

  • Self study.
  • Two open water training dives.

Where And When Do Classes Take Place?

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

PADI Sea Turtle Awareness classes start at any time. Open water training dives are done any day of the week. All activities take place by appointment only.

What Is Included In The Cost?

The course fee includes:

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

    What Equipment Will You Need?

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

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

    *Items are available for rent at Squalo Divers.

    +Items are available for purchase at Squalo Divers.