Everyone likes to scuba dive or snorkel in warm, clear water on a vibrant coral reef, yet many people know little about what they’re seeing or the importance of reef ecosystems. The AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course helps you appreciate the complexity of these habitats and teaches you how you can help conserve these vital systems. Through classroom discussions, you learn:
How coral reefs function and the complex nature of life on a reef.
Why coral reefs are so important.
Why many coral reefs are in serious trouble.
What you can do to prevent further decline.
How Project AWARE unites divers and water enthusiasts to make a difference.
Prerequisites: Anyone who has an interest in the aquatic world can take this course. There are no prerequisites or age restrictions and no water sessions are required to earn this non-diving certification.
Class price includes:
2 hours class, no dives required
A comprehensive package of study materials and/or online course program
**Students are responsible for providing their own transportation.
Class Confirmation: Enrollment confirms your space in a class; however we will call you to obtain the balance remaining as well as to go over training details and answer any questions you may have.
Cancellations or Rescheduling: Cancellations or rescheduling require 48-hour notice. You may reschedule one time at no charge, after that any further adjustments will incur a $50 rescheduling fee per change. Cancellations are subject to a $75 cancellation fee.
Course Time: This course is offered upon request and based on instructor availability. No diving is required for this course.