AWARE Week Toolbox

AWARE Week Toolbox

AWARE Week Toolbox

Jo Marston

Wed, 11/08/2017 – 03:46 PM

AWARE Week is back! In celebration of the ocean, AWARE Week is taking place from 19th – 27th September 2020!  The global event will once again include activities focused on tackling the marine debris crisis, creating awareness for a plastic-free ocean, and empowering local communities to take positive actions for the protection of fragile aquatic environments, fins on and fins off. Carry the torch for ocean protection – Join the growing community of PADI® Torchbearers taking action for the ocean, above and below the surface. Start your Torchbearer journey with Project AWARE this AWARE Week! Check out our Campaigns or Actions page to get involved!

Your leadership is needed to encourage and empower more divers to carry the torch and stand up for the ocean. Join PADI® and Project AWARE® in protecting the ocean planet! Together with fellow PADI Professionals and divers, we challenge you to come up with some fun ideas and ways to run Project AWARE courses, raise some funds for ocean protection and carry out Dive Against Debris® Specialty courses or surveys during the AWARE Week 2020 celebrations.



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Teaching Conservation Focused Specialties During AWARE Week 2020

Applying for your Dive Against Debris® Specialty or AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty Instructor rating has never been easier! Get ready to teach conservation focused PADI Standardized Specialty courses during the third annual AWARE Week taking place throughout the week of 19-27 September 2020.​ The application fee for both the Dive Against Debris Specialty and AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty Instructor rating is donated in full to Project AWARE to support conservation efforts in dive communities across the globe. From learning about opportunities to protect critical shark species, to understanding how underwater citizen science and marine debris data can help affect policy change, each course gives ocean enthusiasts the power to protect the ocean. above and beneath the waves.​  Visit the PADI Pros Site to download the latest PADI Specialty Course Instructor Application.


PADI Instructors

All PADI Instructors are qualified to teach the Project AWARE Specialty and can apply to become Dive Against Debris® Specialty Instructors. Either take a Specialty Instructor Training course from a PADI Course Director or apply directly to your PADI Regional Headquarters (standard fees from your price list apply and 100% of the Instructor fee is donated to Project AWARE).

PADI Assistant Instructors

All PADI Assistant Instructors are qualified to teach the Project AWARE Specialty.

PADI Divemasters

Divemasters can apply to teach the Project AWARE Specialty course after completing Specialty Instructor training with a PADI Course Director.

As well as equipping divers, with the skills needed to conduct Dive Against Debris® surveys, AWARE Week is also designed to bring together ocean lovers from all walks of life to be a voice for the ocean and act for change.

How to Get Involved? Join an AWARE Week event near you or create your own. Mark your calendar or start planning today!

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