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Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar

The Florida Public Archaeology Network, the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research, and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary are pleased to present the next Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar (HADS) on 12-14 May 2022! This year’s HADS will be offered both in-person and virtually, with two evenings of classroom instruction (12 and 13 May) and one morning of diving in Marathon, FL, for in-person attendees (14 May).

The Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar will focus on providing dive professionals and educators with a greater knowledge of how to proactively protect shipwrecks, artificial reefs, and other underwater cultural sites as part of the marine environment. Upon completion of the Seminar, participants will be able to teach the Heritage Awareness Specialty Course as well as incorporate underwater historic preservation into other courses.

The cost to participate is $100 for virtual attendees and $175 for in-person attendees (includes charter boat with two tanks); course costs also include access to digital copies of course materials, including PowerPoints with notes. Virtual and in-person HADS graduates will meet all qualifications necessary to complete the HADS Specialty Instructor certification (approved by PADI, SDI, and NAUI). Those interested in attending can register via the FPAN website. Please contact Nicole Grinnan ([email protected]) if you have any questions or would like additional information.

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