2008 has been designated the “International Year of the Reef.” In support of this worldwide initiative, PADI’s 2008 Specialty of the Year will be Project AWARE.
All three “AWARE” specialties are included in our promotion (Project AWARE, AWARE Coral Reef, and AWARE Fish ID). Over the next few months we’ll post tips on promoting and teaching the AWARE courses here on the blog. PADI will promote the AWARE course to students through emails and advertisements in Sport Diver magazine.
Our first article is How to Turn Your Next Dive Trip into an Eco-Adventure.
PADI Diving Society Members who enroll in an AWARE specialty qualify for a free gift from PADI. Students must submit a Specialty of the Month redemption form and a receipt showing proof of purchase (training and AWARE manual) from a PADI Dive Center or Resort.
This offer is good starting December 2007 and runs through December 2008. Student will receive a set of FishFlips (pictured above). Students may choose from Caribbean Sea, Hawaiian Islands or South Pacific.