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 currently have trainers available full-time. Contact the center you are interested in and start your path toward learning and working in marine conservation today.
The Adventure Club
Location: Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
Description: The Adventure Club has a long history as a pioneer of marine conservation in the region, working closely with local and national governmental organizations. They will be adding many new courses and experiences over the next few years that will continue improving their impressive track record.
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. ATMEC aims 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.
Black Turtle Dive Center
Location: Mae Haad, Koh Tao, Thailand
Description: Black Turtle is one of our newest training centers, coming online in late 2022. However, the center is managed by members with a long history of practical and positive work on the island. They are developing their program in several ways that will set them apart from many of the other conservation centers in the region.
The New Heaven Reef Conservation Program [NHRCP]
Location: Koh Tao, Thailand
Description: The NHRCP has the longest-running partnership with Conservation Diver and helped develop most of the courses currently available. The NHRCP offers 3-day to 4-week programs for students or interns and operates from Dec. 15h – October 15th every year.
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.
Madagascar Research and Conservation Institute
Description: MRCI is one of our most exciting new centers, offering the holistic model we hope to pursue globally. The center operates off-grid and supports the socio-economic advancements of the communities around it in addition to its history of environmental stewardship.
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.
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 get university credits by participating in their internship program. This is a great program for anybody looking to develop a career in coral reef science and conservation.
Stay Tuned, as this year, we also expect to be opening up new centers in Madagascar and Indonesia.