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Building The AWARE Community: Project AWARE Specialty

At Dive Desk, we value every opportunity to inspire divers to act for ocean health. A big thank you to State Trading Organization for the opportunity to teach Project AWARE Specialty course to the staff who recently completed PADI Open Water Diver course with us.

Project AWARE Specialty facilitated by Adam Ashraf

About Project AWARE

Project AWARE® is a nonprofit organization that PADI has partnered with for more than 25 years to mobilize divers across the globe to protect underwater environments. Focusing on the critical issues of marine debris and shark and ray protection, Project AWARE empowers thousands of divers in more than 182 countries to work together for a clean, healthy and abundant ocean planet.

From monitoring and protecting dive sites to achieving conservation wins for vulnerable species, the movement for a clean and healthy ocean has achieved positive change, locally first, contributing to a global outcome. Every action counts, and changing one person's behavior affects the collective outcome. We hope today's specialty course motivated divers to take individual responsibility to make sustainable life choices, and will share the knowledge with family and friends for positive change, and a collective effort for better impact. Dive Desk stands committed to support marine conservation initiatives to the best of our ability.

Other Courses

There are other courses that we offer that will help you deepen your knowledge of the marine world and help you to establish better diving habits.

Dive Against Debris Specialty: Learn about the problems of marine debris, conducting Dive Against Debris surveys, and how divers are a part of the solution to keeping our oceans clean.

Digital Underwater Photographer: Document your adventures and monitor change over time.

Peak Performance Buoyancy: Improve technique and buoyancy to minimize accidental damage to corals and reefs.

Coral Reef Conservation: Appreciate the complexity of coral reef habitats and learn how you can help conserve these vital systems.

AWARE Fish Identification: Learning how to identify various species, family groups and good diving habits.

Underwater Navigator: Find your way underwater and learn to locate corals.

Always remember to be guided by Project AWARE's 10 Tips for divers! Happy bubbles!


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