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AWARE Shark Conservation
Specialty Course

From $299.00

Duration 1 Day

Become a PADI Project AWARE Specialist Diver 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? Enroll in our AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty course and 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!

Course content:

  • What sets a shark apart.
  • What is the conservation status of sharks
  • What makes them vulnerable, what is threatening them and why
  • Their importance to an ecosystem
  • Their value to our economies
  • What sharks do we have in our local waters and their conservation status
  • Misconceptions about sharks


Perth Scuba donates for EVERY Certification at every level to PADI AWARE – We are doing our part… are you?

Shark AWARE Specialty Course includes:

  • Tuition
  • PADI AWARE eLearning Pass
  • AWARE Shark Conservation Certification eCard
  • Free Dive Club Membership
  • Equipment Discount for Students on Courses


At the end of your classroom session and two 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. 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.

Course options:

  • Option 1 includes two shore dives (in a 4 min. group) per person
  • Option 2 includes two boat dives to Rottnest Island to spots where sharks are often sighted. Please be aware this is not guaranteed as diving in Perth is heavily dependent on weather conditions. (min. certification Advanced Open Water)
  • Option 3 private 1-1 course with 2x Shore dives
  • Option 4 private 1-1 course with 2x Boat Dives (min. certification Advanced Open Water)
  • Pre-requisites

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or equivalent)