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The AWARE Shark Conservation Course with Patriot Dive Center

Sharks are an essential part of a healthy ocean. This course explores why they are vulnerable, the importance of a healthy shark population, managing threats and how to take action to protect them.

The Fun Part

Love sharks? Scared of sharks? Or do you just want to know more about them? This specialty course can help you discover the value of sharks to marine ecosystems and economies. You’ll learn more about the causes of declining shark populations and the actions you can take to become a knowledgeable and passionate shark defender. By being informed, you can dispel misconceptions and act to protect sharks. Sharks need you!.

What You Learn

At the end of your classroom session and your open water dives, you will be able to explain:

  • The conservation status of sharks, why they are unique and vulnerable, and the importance of healthy shark populations. coral reefs function
  • How to manage threats to sharks, recognize the value of sharks and remove barriers to conservation.
  • Actions you can take to protect sharks and how joining a global movement of divers can help to protect sharks.

Your Next Adventure

You may want to brush up on your underwater photography skills so that you can document and capture images of the conditions of the reefs and species you’re encountering.


Download and read the AWARE Shark Conservation Diver Study Guide from the Project AWARE website. Stop by Patriot Dive Center to enroll in the course and start learning about the value of sharks to marine ecosystems and economies.

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