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Project AWARE Specialist

The underwater world needs heroes. You can be one of them by championing the causes of the world's most fragile and important aquatic ecosystems.

Sign up for the Project AWARE Specialty course to learn about some of the most pressing problems facing these vulnerable environments and everyday actions you can take to help conserve them. It's informative, interesting and most importantly, you learn how to make a difference.

The Project AWARE Foundation is the dive industry's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving the aquatic environment through education, advocacy and action. Besides completing the Project AWARE Specialty course, you can become a partner in the efforts to preserve the underwater environment. 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 Coral Reef Conservationalist

Prerequisites: None

Number of dives: None

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

What you need to bring: Nothing

Cost: $75 or take with Coral Reef Conservationalist 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: Project AWARE Specialist, Coral Reef Conservationalist, 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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