Sharks are unique and play a crucial role in keeping our ocean healthy, but we are close to losing some shark species forever. Bali is still lucky to have a few shark species around. In the Project AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty you will learn what you can do to keep it that way and give sharks a fighting chance, on Bali and other locations around the world. And what’s more, you will learn how to identify and where to find sharks common to Bali’s seas.
Depth: Depending on certification level
Duration: 1 day 2 dives
Who can join: Minimum certification needed: PADI Open Water Diver Certificate (or qualifying certification from another training organization). Minimum age: 12 years old
The course consists of both theory and practice. You will go through the study guide before the start of the course and will make 2 dives under the guidance of an instructor at dive sites where sharks are more commonly spotted. During the dives you will look at the potential hazards for sharks and when we are lucky enough to spot sharks, identify the species and observe natural shark behavior.
- Unique physical attributes of sharks
- Conservation status of sharks
- Life history traits that make sharks vulnerable
- Importance of sharks to marine ecosystems
- Major threats contributing to declines in shark populations
- Key management strategies that can protect sharks
- Value of sharks to local economies
- Personal actions you can take to protect sharks
- Shark species common to the region
After finishing the course, you will receive the AWARE Shark Conservation Diver certificate, one of the PADI Specialties that will count towards your Master Scuba Diver Rating and can also count as an adventure dive for your PADI Advanced Open Water course.
- All required PADI course materials
- All scuba equipment
- PADI Instructor
- Hotel transfers
- Lunch, water, snacks & towels
- Dive Insurance
- Park and Porter fees
Ready to learn more about sharks? Book your PADI specialty course in Bali now!
Also check out our Specialty Junkie Package.