Coral Reefs are among the most complex and beautiful of Earth’s ecosystems; but they are also among the most heavily utilized and economically valuable. The richest and healthiest of reefs are home to thousands of species of fish and other marine invertebrates such as turtles as well as masses of invertebrate species.

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For this reason, coral reefs are loved and supported by snorkelers and divers, who often provide much needed economical benefit through tourism.

The PADI Coral Reef Conservation course explores the biodiversity of coral reefs, the symbiosis of species living in unison as well as the pressure that coral reefs are facing in the current ecological climate.

The program is open to divers and non-divers and explains how individuals can help protect the living reef from further decline.

Course Overview​

  • An introduction to Project AWARE

  • The importance of coral reefs to marine ecosystems and coastal areas

  • Coral reef and reef inhabitant biology, association and competition

  • The status of the world’s coral reefs and detrimental land-based and ocean-based activities that put reefs in peril

  • Suggestions and information about actions that may help to protect reefs, including responsible diving and snorkelling practices

Course Prerequisites

  • An interest in the aquatic world.

Knowledge Development

Knowledge development is based on a self-study method, allowing you to study in your own time, at your own pace. Home study is backed up by an academic session with your PADI Instructor, to ensure full understanding of the course material.

Price Includes​

  • PADI Project AWARE Manual (Download)

  • PADI Certification Fee

Continue The Adventure...


Now that you have a better understanding of the aquatic world, why not help protect the environment by perfecting your buoyancy skills as part of the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course.

If you have completed 5 PADI Specialties & the PADI Rescue Diver course and have 50 logged dives, you qualify to register as a PADI Master Scuba Diver, the highest non-professional diver rating within PADI.