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SEA TURTLE AWARENESS Learn about sea turtle identification and conservation efforts

The PADI Sea Turtle Awareness Distinctive Specialty Course

Do you know how many species of sea turtles there are? Could you identify them on a dive? Join us for this fun, informative class to learn more about endangered sea turtles and why they're so important to marine ecosystems.

The Fun Part

Challenge your observation skills to identify sea turtles on our dives!

What You Learn

  • To familiarize you with the role of Project AWARE in preserving the aquatic environment.
  • To introduce sea turtle species common in temperate or tropical waters.
  • To provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to identify turtles and record sightings.
  • To inform you about about the decline of sea turtle populations, the importance of sea turtles to marine biodiversity and what you can do to reduce the loss of sea turtles worldwide. 



  • PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • Can be done on snorkel - ask us how!

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all your basic scuba gear plus equipment for recording what we see. If on snorkel, you will use snorkeling equipment plus items used to record sightings.



Below, you will find the paperwork necessary to begin this course. Please either drop off or email us a completed copy as soon as possible. We will need to review this prior to the start of your class.

Sea Turtle Awareness Diver Paperwork

Medical Statement Paperwork

Your Next Adventure

As you learn about turtle identification techniques with us, you may also want to brush up on your underwater photography skills so that you can capture images of the species you’re encountering. This can be acheived via the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Course.

For more information about this or other PADI courses contact us anytime!

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