AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Course

What You Learn

The AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course teaches you about the vital role of coral reefs in the marine environment. The course also familiarizes you with the current state of the world’s coral reefs and how you can help.

Project AWARE

You will learn about the Project AWARE Foundation and :

  • How coral reefs function
  • Why they are so important
  • Why many reefs are in serious trouble
  • What you can do to prevent further decline

The Type of Scuba Gear You Use

You use all the basic scuba gear

Check with your local dive shop about gear rentals and packages offered with this course. You can find most everything at the scuba diving shop


Project AWARE Our World Our Waters ManualThe Learning Materials You Need

Our World, Our Water peels back the curtain and takes you behind the scenes of our underwater world. Discover just how important our underwater eco-systems are and what you can do to help protect them.

Visit Project AWARE Foundation to download your copy today.



There are no dives or age limits. Divers and non-divers alike enjoy learning about the aquatic environment.

Your Next Adventure

As you learn about coral reef conservation you may also want to work on a conservation project as part of your PADI National Geographic Diver certification.

Since fish life and coral reefs go hand in hand, it also makes sense to learn about fish identification with the AWARE Fish ID course.

You may also want to brush up on your underwater photographyskills so that you can document and capture images of the conditions of the reefs and species you’re encountering.