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Anyone who has an interest in the aquatic world can take this course. There are no prerequisites or age restrictions and no water sessions are required to earn this non-diving certification.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1456219515168{margin-bottom: 27px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”4441″ img_size=”large” style=”vc_box_border” border_color=”black”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”What will you learn?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23222222″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1513986486971{margin-bottom: 23px !important;}”][vc_column_text]Through classroom discussions, you learn:

  • How coral reefs function and the complex nature of life on a reef.
  • Why coral reefs are so important.
  • Why many coral reefs are in serious trouble.
  • What you can do to prevent further decline.
  • How Project AWARE unites divers and water enthusiasts to make a difference.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_custom_heading text=”How can you start learning now?” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left|color:%23222222″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1513986406192{margin-bottom: 31px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1532559461518{margin-bottom: 25px !important;}”]The AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation course references information in the digital manual – AWARE – Our World, Our Water – downloadable for free on ProjectAWARE.org.  Although this manual is not required for the course, you can read the chapter on coral reefs in preparation for meeting with your instructor.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”What scuba gear will you use?” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left|color:%23222222″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1513986925425{margin-bottom: 23px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1532559496534{margin-bottom: 25px !important;}”]

Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll want a slate to record what you see and a fish identification card if available for your area. Your PADI Instructor and local dive center or resort staff may suggest additional equipment or references depending on what you’re likely to see on your dives.

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Breathing underwater for the first time is something you’ll never forget, so don’t wait.

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