AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty Instructor


Philosophy

The goals of the AWARE Shark Conservation Diver course are to inform your future students of the value of sharks to marine ecosystems and economies, to educate them about the causes of declining shark populations, to build an understanding of what is missing in current shark fisheries management, to dispel misperceptions that may block them from taking action, and to inspire them to help sharks by taking action. The AWARE Shark Conservation Diver course should be used to turn your students into informed and passionate shark defenders who take action to protect sharks.

Priorities in the course:

  • It will contribute towards the conservation of sharks by building awareness of the issues and inspiring students to speak up and act to protect sharks.
  • Shark fisheries management is of primary importance, but trade restrictions and monitoring are also important.
Prerequisites

Be a renewed PADI Assistant Instructor (or higher rating) or have completed an IDC/OWSI within the last 12 months.

Duration

One day including one open water dive.

Materials

  • AWARE Shark Conservation Diver Distinctive Specialty Instructor Guide
  • AWARE Shark Conservation Study Guide
  • AWARE Shark Conservation Lesson Guides
  • Project AWARE Ten Ways a Diver Can Protect the Underwater Environment
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