I spent the morning down at DFW SCUBA Shop, taking PADI‘s Project AWARE Coral Reef Conservation course. It’s a non-diving course that’s open to anyone who is interested in learning more about coral reefs, not just divers and snorkelers. The course covered a number of aspects of reefs, including their biology and lifecycle, threats to them, and what we can do to help conserve them.
I learned a lot about reefs, and you probably will too, so don’t discount this course just because it seems like it’s cheesy. There was a significant amount of information presented, covering a lot of sub-topics, and you’ll come away learning more than you thought. Our instructor had some extra videos, not just the one for the course, that really helped bring everything together. Plus, the course counts as one of the specialty diver courses for if you’re going to go for PADI’s Master Scuba Diver certification.
It was also time for me to replace the fins that got lost/misplaced on the cruise. I picked up a pair of Cressi FINNAMEs instead of getting another set of Frog Plusses. I think these will be a little better, as they fit better, and they’re a bit stiffer, which should translate in to better control and efficiency.