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Coral Reef Conservationalist

The AWARE - Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course partners with the Project AWARE Foundation to teach divers, snorkelers and nondivers about the vital role of coral reefs in the marine environment. The course also familiarizes participants with the current state of the world's coral reefs and how they can help.

In this course, we will introduce you to coral reef biology, association and competition. You will learn the importance of coral reefs to marine ecosystems and coastal areas. We will also provide an update on the status of the world's coral reefs. Finally, you will learn responsible diving and snorkeling practices and conservations efforts at home. A Project AWARE Certificate of Recognition is awarded upon completion of the course.

Note: There are no dives as part of this course, and no age limits for participants. Divers and nondivers alike enjoy learning about the aquatic environment, and since this is a non-diving specialty, it's a great course for everyone.

Watch the PADI video about this course (in a new window)

See also Project AWARE Specialist

Prerequisites: None

Number of dives: None

What you get: AWARE: Our World, Our Water book

What you need to bring: Nothing

Cost: $75 or take with Project AWARE Specialist for $100 (Divers can request PADI Specialty Certification Cards for an additional $25 each; both can be applied toward the Master Scuba Diver rating.)

Special offer: Coral Reef Conservationalist, Project AWARE Specialist, and Peak Performance Buoyancy together for $250 (This price includes all 3 PADI Specialty Certification Cards, which can be applied toward the 5 needed for the Master Scuba Diver rating.)

Sign up now: See the schedule for upcoming dates and times for this course.

If you don't see this class currently scheduled, please contact us to arrange a course for you.

We are currently teaching in Missoula, Montana and throughout Western Montana. We can also travel to your location.

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are not happy with our class, let us know prior to receiving your certification, and we will refund your tuition.

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