Mooring Line Maintenance & Installation

Mooring lines are one of the most simple and effective means to reduce structural damage to coral reefs caused by anchors and boats. Any tourism impacted area should have mooring lines available for use, but they can often be difficult and expensive to install. In this course you will gain a wide range of knowledge on the assembly and installation of effective mooring buoys. After receiving this certification you will have all of the necessary skills needed to maintain or install mooring buoys wherever they are needed.

Understand marine zoning theories and practicalities.

Learn proper anchor point selection and construction for mooring lines.

Grasp the components and design principles for robust mooring systems.

Acquire proficiency in essential knot tying and mooring line installation and maintenance.

Program Eligibility and Requirements

To join the Mooring Line Maintenance & Installation Program, participants need to meet the following criteria:

  1. Age Requirement: Applicants must be 12 years of age or older.
  2. Diver Certification: Applicants should hold certification as an Advanced diver from a recognized diving organization such as PADI, SSI, RAID, or similar. Alternatively, Open Water divers can be eligible if they have successfully completed a buoyancy appraisal under the guidance of a professional diver.
  3. Diving Proficiency: Applicants need to showcase advanced diving skills, including excellent buoyancy control and self-awareness.
  4. Certifications: Interested individuals must have completed the following certifications offered by our program:

Upon Enrollment in the Course, participants will be required to:

  • Understand the theories and practicalities of marine zoning and spatial planning
  • Learn about the proper selection or construction of mooring lines bases/anchor points
  • Understand the various parts of the mooring system, and how to design it for strength and longevity
  • Know how to tie eight knots used throughout the installation of mooring lines
  • Install/maintain a mooring line system
The basic set-up of a mooring line

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