The AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course is designed to inform you about the complexity of the world’s coral reefs and teaches you practical methods of how you can help conserve these vital systems.
As a scuba diver, the health of aquatic ecosystems is often what makes a good dive. Become aware of the fragileness of coral reefs and how you can help preserve them. Acquire practical skills in our hands-on coral fragmentation workshop
Do you understand the vital role of coral reefs in the marine environment? To make positive change don’t you think its time you did?
Knowing what we can do to protect our reef is critical for it’s future survival. You can start being part of the solution today by enrolling in our Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course. Taught by our PADI Instructor and passionate Marine Biologist, with years of experience helping our oceans, it’s unlike any other course of it’s type in Australia because it gives you real knowledge and practical skills.
You may have heard that coral reefs are being threatened by human activity. Coral reefs are the most diverse ecosystem on earth; they rival terrestrial rainforests. Biodiversity ensures that some life will continue to survive, even after major catastrophic events that wipe out many species. Biodiverse ecosystems also provide services, for example nursery habitat to edible fish species, which would be difficult and expensive to reproduce artificially.
The Coral Reef Propagation and Conservation course helps you appreciate the complexity of these habitats and teaches you how you can help conserve these vital systems using micro-fragmentation and monitoring techniques. 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.
You will learn about the Project AWARE Foundation and:
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, with more scope and offering far more value than can be offered by a regular instructor alone.
As you learn about coral reef conservation you may also want to check out the Project AWARE Specialty course, which teaches you about the most pressing problems facing aquatic environments and how to protect them.
Since fish life and coral reefs go hand in hand, it also makes sense to learn about fish identification with the AWARE Fish ID course.