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Scientific Diver Course


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Scientific Diver Internship Program

4 week Scientific Diver & Tropical Marine Ecology course offered by  marine biologist Andrew Taylor.   This is a unique program which combines the following certificates:

  • CMAS Scientific Diver,
  • Reef Check EcoDiver survey diver
  • Coral Watch Coral Health Monitoring.

This course is designed to develop both advanced diving skills and knowledge of the marine environment.  The 4-week scientific diving course will follow the schedule below, each of the topics below will have a theory component and practical workshops:  

Scientific Diving Techniques (Week 1)
-      Standard diving protocols
-      Advanced diving theory (Physics, Physiology & decompression models)
-      Specialized diving equipment
-      Techniques in Scientific Diving (buoyancy, rope work, mapping, communications)

Marine Ecology (Week 2)
-      Coral Reefs
-      Coral & Substrate identification
-      Marine Fish
-      Marine Invertebrates
-      Physical oceanography
-      Manta Rays

Marine Surveys and Monitoring (Week 3)
-      survey techniques
-      Reef Check EcoDiver course
-      Nusa Penida Marine Park monitoring surveys
-      Coral Watch & other methods

Coral Reef Restoration (Week 4)
-      Restoration Ecology
-      Human impacts on marine environments
-      Nursery building
-      Underwater clean up dives

Course Price:  IDR 20.000.000
+ Survey Crew Pack IDR 1.700.000

Later Event: August 6
Reef Check EcoDiver Course