AWARE Shark Conservation

Sand Tiger Shark

AWARE Shark Conservation Distinctive Specialty Course

Overfishing, bycatch and finning. You know that shark populations worldwide are facing  tough challenges. Luckily divers can help  secure a brighter future for sharks. Get ready to mobilize your troops into action. Take the AWARE Shark Conservation Diver Distinctive Specialty!

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 – ask your instructor about earning credit.

Sharks are abundant in the Southern California region, but are rarely seen because of overfishing and specific species targeting. Orange County scuba divers love to get the opportunity to encounter these magnificent animals!