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MARINE ECOSYSTEMS AWARENESS DIVER The Marine Ecosystems Awareness Diver Course

The Marine Ecosystems Awareness Diver Course with REMOTE AREA DIVE

Divers have a vested interest in protecting the marine environment. In many cases, divers do not have environmental information about local sites. This specialty is designed to increase the open water diver’s understanding of marine and freshwater environments, the problems facing these unique ecosystems, and the role that diver’s play in protecting our marine resources.

Who this course is for:

The certified diver looking for more information to about the underwater world and the impact of divers as well as others have on the environment. How we can preserve the underwater world for generations to come

Course prerequisites:

  • Open Water Scuba Diver, Junior Open Water Diver, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent

What you can expect to learn:

The Marine Eco Systems Awareness Diver course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and 

more:

  • Physical attributes
    • Temperature and thermoclines
    • Salinity and halocline
    • Dissolved gases
    • Light, as it applies to photosynthesis
    • Nutrient circulation
    • Waves and tides
    • Currents and nutrient cycling
  • Topographical features
  • Marine organisms
    • Plankton
    • Aquatic plants
    • Aquatic animals
    • Specific local animals
    • Aquatic food webs
    • Behavioral changes due to daily cycle
  • Ecosystems
    • Tropical reef
    • Temperate
    • Freshwater
  • Environmentally friendly diving techniques
    • Buoyancy control
    • Kick technique
    • Local considerations
  • Issues facing marine ecosystems
    • Issues of local interest
    • Global habitat destruction and pollution
    • Over fishing
  • Coral bleaching
  • Diver animal interactions
    • Intrusive
    • Non-intrusive
    • Feeding
    • Treating marine life injuries
  • Observation Techniques
    • Grids
    • Passive observation
  • Collection Methods

Schedule:

Online theory completed at home
Day #1- 6:00am to 5:00pm (Theory Revision, Dives 1 & 2)

Price: $400.00

(Price includes training material, instructor, equipment and gas however does not include trip)