Sharks are crucial to marine ecosystems, yet sharks are in a global decline. Learn about the value of sharks and what is causing the rapid loss of shark populations.

The course may include two scuba dives or may be presented as a non-diving education program. The first dive of this distinctive specialty course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your  Advanced Open Water Diver certification

The course is dived into three sections.

Section One we will discuss:

  • Unique physical attributes of sharks

  • Conservation status of sharks

  • Life history traits that make sharks vulnerable

  • Importance to marine ecosystems

Section Two we will discuss:

  • Threats to sharks

  • Management strategies to protect sharks

  • Value to local economies

  • Misperceptions of sharks

And finally in section Three we will discuss:

  • Personal actions to protect sharks

  • Your local sharks

  • Responsible environmental guidelines for diving with sharks

  • Join the Project AWARE movement



  • Certified as a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or have a qualifying Certification from another training organization. In this case, a qualifying certification is defined as proof of entry-level scuba certification with a minimum of four open water training dives.
  • Be at least 12 years.



  • 2 Dives over 1 day. 150 USD