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.
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!.
At the end of your classroom session and your open water dives, you will be able to explain:
As you learn about Shark Conservation you may also want to work on a conservation project as part of your PADI National Geographic Diver certification.
You may also 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.