Conservation Diver Trainers can teach the courses from any location they may currently be residing, meaning that the list of available training and certification centers is subject to change. However, below you can see some of our top partner locations, which currently have trainers available full-time. Contact the center you are interested in and start your path towards learning and working in marine conservation today.


Aow Thai Marine Ecology Center [ATMEC]

Location: Bangkok/Koh Mun Nai, Thailand

Description: The Aow Thai Marine Ecology Center (ATMEC) is an independent ecological initiative recently setup in the Gulf of Thailand. The goals of ATMEC are to promote and conduct independent research and conservation projects across the Gulf of Thailand, all while engaging in the education of the marine environment across all age groups.

The New Heaven Reef Conservation Program [NHRCP]

Location: Koh Tao, Thailand

Description: The NHRCP has the longest running partnership with Conservation Diver, and actually helped to develop most of the courses currently on offer. The NHRCP offers 3-day to 4 week programs for students or interns, and operates from Dec. 15h – October 15th every year.


Azul Conservation
Little Corn Island, Nicaragua


Azul Conservation (formerly Marine Conservation Nicaragua) is working in Nicaragua to conserve the marine ecosystems in the country through a reef conservation program operating on Little Corn Island and working with sea turtle protection businesses operating in Jiquilillo. We offer a variety of courses to the public and volunteer organizations, and volunteer opportunities with Sea Turtle Rescue Nicaragua (STRN) (


Blue Marlin Dive, Gili Air

Location: Gili Air, Indonesia


Blue Marlin Gili Air is part of the Blue Marlin family of dive centers, with over 25 years of diving experience in Indonesia. As the newest Conservation Diver Training Center, they are looking to offer a unique and fun learning experience on a absolute paradise of an island.


Dive Azores

Location: Azores, Portugal


Dive Azores is a marine conservation training center located in the beautiful and remote Azores Islands of Portugal. At this center, you can learn and receive certifications in several of the Conservation Diver courses, and also get the added bonus of working with whale biologists on a program to track and monitor local populations using fluke observations. This is a high-quality program directed at those who want to make marine conservation a big part of their life.

United States

Ocean Alliance Project

Location: Oahu, Hawai’i, USA


The Ocean Alliance Project is a marine conservation training center in Hawai’i, USA. The center, run by Dylan Brown, is focused on reef monitoring and resilience-based coral restoration. They offer 1 day to 6-week courses, and you can even get university credits by participating in their internship program. This is a great program for anybody looking to develop a career in the field of coral reef science and conservation.

Stay Tuned, as this year we also expect to be opening up new centers in Madacasgar and Indonesia.