Project AWARE

Project AWARE Specialty

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.

The Fun Part

You can make a difference.

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.

What You Learn

PADI Scuba Diver befriends a Napolean Wrasse fish

PADI Scuba Diver befriends a Napolean Wrasse fish

Project AWARE Foundation is the scuba diving industry?s leading nonprofit environmental 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.

You learn about:

  • The ocean commons and coastal zone issues
  • Fisheries challenges and sustainability
  • Coral environment overview and inhabitants
  • The role of the scuba diver in protecting aquatic environments

The Learning Materials You Need

Project AWARE Our World Our Water Manual

Project AWARE Our World Our Water Manual

Our World, Our Water peels back the curtain and takes you behind the scenes of our underwater world. Discover just how important our underwater eco-systems are and what you can do to help protect them.

Visit Project AWARE Foundation to download your copy today.


  • There are no prerequisites for this course.