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Turn Your Passion Into Purpose

How to make a positive contribution to our marine environments through continuing education.
By Wayne Brown | Published On March 20, 2024
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Turn Your Passion Into Purpose

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How does continuing education help us become ambassadors for the underwater world?

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Even though the majority of Aggressor Adventures scuba divers are already certified when they step on board one of our liveaboard yachts, it is still a good time to consider undertaking another course — especially an environmental one! Scuba diving is a thrilling and eye-opening experience that allows you to explore the underwater world and witness the incredible diversity of marine life. However, with this privilege comes the responsibility to protect the fragile aquatic ecosystems. By pursuing additional scuba training, you can enhance your skills and knowledge, ultimately becoming a more environmentally conscious underwater ambassador.

Take the Underwater Naturalist course, for example. It will provide you with a deeper understanding of marine ecosystems and the complex relationships between various organisms. You will be armed with the knowledge to recognize the potential impact of your actions and make informed decisions to minimize harm to the environment. Another possibility is the Reef Fish Identification Specialty. It can help you identify and appreciate the different species you will encounter and foster a greater respect for the underwater world.

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Consider taking a PADI Specialty course on your next Aggressor Adventure.

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One of the most valuable skills learned in your initial scuba training was mastering buoyancy control. This skill not only enabled you to maintain neutral buoyancy, reducing the risk of any decompression illness, but also reduces the risk of accidental contact with delicate coral structures. If you have been out of the water for an extended period or you have a new BCD and want to ensure your buoyancy is still as sharp as ever, consider a Peak Performance Buoyancy course to get a head start on a relaxed, fun week of liveaboard diving.

The PADI AWARE Specialty course has been around for a long time, helping teach divers, both new and seasoned, about tangible actions and opportunities within our marine environment. Because there are no underwater skills required to complete this course, it is the perfect continuing education course to undertake between dives.

I am not advocating that you spend your week on an Aggressor Adventure training the entire time. The main reason we scuba dive is to see and experience the amazing marine environments we are in. Ensuring we understand and take care of them should be at the forefront of every scuba diver’s mind when they are out enjoying themselves and exploring underwater.

Consider becoming a true ambassador for the underwater world and inspire others to do the same.

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Wayne Brown

CEO Aggressor Adventures

PADI Instructor 174820