AWARE Coral Conservation Course

Coral Reef Conservation Course

The AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Course

The AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course is designed for any ocean enthusiast, whether you scuba dive or not!

The Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course helps you appreciate the complexity of the colourful, beautiful coral habitats that you see when you go snorkelling or scuba diving.

The course teaches you how you can help conserve these vital systems using micro-fragmentation. This has been the method of choice to propagate branching corals for many years. Originally widespread in the aquarium hobby to produce and trade live Pacific corals, this method has also proven successful in restoring damaged reefs.

What You Learn:

  • How coral reefs function and the complex nature of life on a reef
  • Why coral reefs are so important
  • Biology of corals
  • What you can do to prevent further decline
  • Aquaculture of corals

What You Practice:

  • Micro-fragmentation and propagation techniques
  • How to monitor coral growth

Day 1: Learn

Become empowered to affect change by learning about the Project AWARE Foundation and:
  • Coral Biology
  • Coral Reef Function & Purpose
  • Why Corals are in Serious Trouble
  • Real Ways to Protect Corals 

Day 2: Do

  • Acquire practical skills in our hands-on coral fragmentation workshop.
Corals in the classroom

100% AWARE

Did you know that Academy of Scuba is a 100% AWARE Dive Centre, in addition to being a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre? This means that every time Academy of Scuba certifies a student, at any level of diving, we make a donation to Project AWARE. 100% AWARE donations are put towards projects which target protection for the world’s most threatened shark species and the removal and prevention of marine debris from treasured underwater environments. Together we can make ocean protection a reality. Check out our My Ocean page on Project AWARE’s website here, and don’t forget to book onto our next Dive Against Debris!

Why Choose AOS?

We have a team of dedicated PADI Instructors who are also Marine Biologists. Their knowledge and understanding of the underwater world goes far beyond the confines of the basic specialty programs, so they have tailor-built a course that is more comprehensive, offering more scope and far more value than can be offered by a regular instructor alone.

Prerequisites

To enrol in the AWARE Coral Conservation course you just need to have a passion for the ocean!

We can tailor this course to kids as well, so this is a great option for families wanting to learn a bit more about the oceans together!

Course Price and Duration

$275

The AWARE Coral Conservation Course runs over 2 days.

Project AWARE Certification card on completion.

Private Courses are available. Please enquire for further details and pricing.

Our Team

Academy of Scuba is lucky to have some of the best dive professionals in the business.

Interested in who will be teaching you to scuba dive? Check out our team here!

FAQs

It’s normal to have questions.

Head over to our FAQs page and see if we’ve already answered yours, or get in touch with us today!


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Coral Reef Conservation

  • Knowledge development
  • Knowledge development

Everyone likes to scuba dive or snorkel in warm, clear water on a vibrant coral reef, yet many people know little about what they?re seeing or the importance of reef ecosystems. The Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course helps you appreciate the complexity of these habitats and teaches you how you can help conserve these vital systems using micro-fragmentation. This has been the method of choice to propagate branching corals for many years. Originally widespread in the aquarium hobby to produce and trade live Pacific corals, this method has also proven successful in restoring damaged reefs. Anyone who has an interest in the aquatic world can take this course. There are no prerequisites or age restrictions and no water sessions are required to earn this non-diving certification. WHAT YOU LEARN: ? How coral reefs function and the complex nature of life on a reef. ? Why coral reefs are so important. ? Biology of corals. ? What you can do to prevent further decline. ? Aquaculture of coral. ? Micro-fragmentation and propagation techniques. ? How to monitor coral growth.

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