PADI Distinctive Specialty Sea Turtle Awareness
  • PADI Distinctive Specialty Sea Turtle Awareness
PADI Distinctive Specialty Sea Turtle Awareness
Class and two dives
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Sea Turtle Awareness Distinctive Specialty course introduces scuba divers to basic sea turtle identification and conservation. You will learn about preserving the aquatic environment and about sea turtle species common in temperate or tropical waters. Students will be given the knowledge and skills needed to identify turtles and record sightings. Students will also learn about the decline in sea turtle populations, importance of sea turtles to marine biodiversity and what they can do to reduce the loss of sea turtles worldwide.

"Each species relies on a different diet: greens eat sea grasses; leatherbacks feed on jellyfish and soft-bodied animals; loggerheads eat heavy-shelled animals such as crabs and clams; hawksbills rely on sponges and other invertebrates; and the Kemp’s ridley prefers crabs."