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4940 Rusina Rd
Colorado Springs, CO, 80907
United States


Underwater Connection, has been serving the Colorado Springs water sports community since 1989. What started as a scuba shop 25 years ago, has now grown into a legacy of aquatic adventures. Now offering everything you need for Whitewater Kayak, SUP, Swimming, Triathlon Aquatics, and of course, Scuba.

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Project Aware - SCUBA diving specialty at UWC in Colorado Springs

Underwater Connection offers the PADI Project Aware specialty course. The academics take place at our facility in Colorado Springs.

Project Aware

Course Fee: $60.00

Most people care about our environment, but are not sure what they can do about it. Well, the Project AWARE program teaches you about the marine environment and helps to show you some of the things you can do to help our environment.

What you will learn:

  • The Project AWARE philosophy about protecting worldwide aquatic ecosystems.
  • The importance of and interdependent nature of worldwide aquatic ecosystems.
  • Pertinent issues concerning the environmental status of worldwide aquatic ecosystems, including: fisheries concerns, coastal zone management and marine pollution.
  • The status of specific, critically degraded marine environments.
  • Suggestions and information about specific actions that may help to conserve worldwide aquatic ecosystems.


  • None

Required Materials:

  • No required Materials, you will receive handouts in class

Number of dives: There are no dives required for this certification. It is recommended that it be combined with other programs like Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver, AWARE - Fish Identification, Underwater Naturalist, etc.