Join us from October 10th-14th at Deadman’s Reef, The Bahamas, for a coral ecology course with several certifications.

We are planning a trip to the beautiful Bahamas for a 5-day training excursion where you learn everything you need to know to start monitoring coral reefs wherever you live or dive. This intensive training program will cover:

  • Coral Reef Ecology
  • Fish and Invertebrate surveys
  • Coral diversity and health surveys
  • Coral Taxonomy and ID
  • Sea Turtle Ecology and Monitoring

The course will include 5 dives and several snorkeling excursions.

Participants will receive 3 certifications from Conservation Diver:

coral monitoring

The Ecological Monitoring Program is a robust and scientifically-based citizen science program taught in several countries globally. Several thousand students have been certified in this program, yielding dozens of scientific studies and papers.

Coral Taxonomy and Identification are essential skills for any coral reef researcher or conservationist. After taking this course, you will have a good understanding of the corals you see and how to ID them during surveys.

There is no better place to learn the Sea Turtle Ecology and Monitoring Course than Deadman’s Reef. The site has several resident turtles, and it’s not uncommon to have 15 individuals in the bay at any given time.

  • Cost: $950 USD, includes diving, accommodation, certifications, and instructor fees. This does not include food, dive gear, or flights/travel to and from
  • Dates: October 10-14th

Due to accommodation limits, only six spots are available, so sign-up early! Must have $250 Deposit submitted by August 20th to join.

Other requirements:

  • Must be 18 years or older if traveling without a parent
  • Must be a certified Advanced Level Diver
  • Must have own dive equipment (contact about long-term rentals), weights, and tanks available at the location.

For more information or to join the coral ecology course, fill out this contact form

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    Learn more about where we will be staying by checking out the Paradise Cove website