PADI Project Aware Course

The Project AWARE Specialist is basically uniting divers and water enthusiasts to make a difference. This certification will help you learn how you can make a difference in ocean protection whenever you scuba dive or travel. 

Aimed at ocean protection, the PADI Project AWARE Speciality course is an introduction to the global AWARE movement. It focuses on the various tips for scuba divers to protect the oceans. There will be interactive discussions by which you will learn how you can make a difference for the Ocean Planet every time to dive. It is a dry, ‘fins off’ speciality course that can be taken by divers and non-divers alike. It is ideal for those who want to gain insight into how our decisions below and above the water surface impact our planet.

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Through classroom workshops, you will:

  • Be introduced to the AWARE movement
  • Understand the tips for divers to protect the ocean planet
  • Develop an action plan for how you can personally make a difference

If you want to enrol in this course, then talk to your expert divers who are also personally committed to helping the environment.

About PADI AWARE Foundation

The PADI AWARE Foundation has:

  • Created the largest and quickest growing underwater citizen science movement on the planet
  • Educated 1 million divers on the environmental threats facing the ocean and how to take action
  • Helped secure international protection policies for over 2 dozen vulnerable shark and ray species
  • Contributed ground-breaking science on marine debris, removing 2 million pieces of trash from the ocean

It is a publicly funded non-profit foundation that has 3 registered charities across the world. The organization aims to drive local action for global ocean conservation. Citizen science, public policy and community grants are helpful for that. The world’s leading scuba diver training organization, PADI, is engaged in creating a balance between humanity and the ocean.

PADI and AWARE have been working together for more than 30 years in order to protect the underwater world. They have set various ocean conservation targets via a shared blueprint for ocean action. They are working towards creating marine protected areas and taking care of vulnerable species as well. The key threats facing the marine environment are also being addressed.

Conservation issues & programs

Enrolling in the PADI AWARE programs means you will get familiarised with the major threats facing the marine environment. You will also support the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, advance the PADI Blueprint for Ocean Action, and engage the PADI Torchbearer Community. Some of the key aspects are as follows:

  • Marine debris- The aim is to reduce marine debris by 50% in targeted countries via partnerships and the Community Grant Program of PADI AWARE. 
  • Shark and ray species protection- The objective is to protect vulnerable shark and ray species by deploying in-country conservation campaigns.
  • Climate change- For achieving carbon neutrality across the PADI organization. Also, to fund seagrass and mangrove habitats to offset carbon
  • Coral reef- For restoration of coral reef habitats via citizen science programs and project funding
  • Marine protected areas- The goal is to protect 30 per cent of the ocean by 2030 via partnership collaboration and Adopt The Blue.

A classroom session, Project AWARE Specialist unites water enthusiasts and scuba divers to make a difference for ocean protection every time they dive. There will be classroom workshops in which you will: 

  • be introduced to the AWARE movement
  • understand the tips for divers to protect the ocean planet
  • develop an action plan for how you can personally make a difference

This PADI speciality course is an introduction to the global AWARE movement for ocean protection. It is a dry, ‘fins off’ course that is perfect for divers as well as non-divers to gain an insight into how our decisions above and below the surface affect our planet. 

Contact Aqua Nomad, a 5-star PADI facility located in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep), to take the Project Aware Specialist course. Our certified instructors will make sure that you get to learn about the oceans and how we can protect them together in the best way possible. 

There is a misconception that one can’t dive if they have claustrophobia. Many people do not attempt diving as they find their fears about claustrophobia unfounded. On the other hand, there are those who use it as a positive activity to overcome their fear. There are many people who learned to scuba dive despite having intense claustrophobia. You can try a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience in a pool or pool-like environment in case you experience claustrophobia but are willing to dive. You can wear a mask with a clear skirt. It will let in more light. Be clear about your concerns with your instructor as they will support you and make you feel absolutely safe under the water.

You will be amazed by the undiscovered underwater life that will unfold before your eyes. And if you want to cherish these awe-inspiring memories for life long, then don’t forget to take pictures and videos while you are surrounded by fishes. With the Project Aware Special course, you will be helping the global environmental footprint of the dive industry and also ensuring the sustainability of the dive. industry. 

The Andaman Islands have a number of scuba diving centres from where you can get your PADI certification (basic and advanced levels). But to go for your first fun dive, you don’t need any kind of certification. If you don’t know swimming, even then it is absolutely fine. So what are you waiting for? The miraculous natural marine life under the enchanting waters of the island is waiting for you. Scuba diving is the best water activity in the world, and doing it for the first time in Havelock Island would be an experience of a lifetime for you. Whether you are a swimmer or a non-swimmer, this activity is an excellent option for you. To enjoy it to the fullest, always listen to your instructor and follow his instructions. 

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