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Scientific Diver

3 Weeks - USD $1500

Our Scientific Diver professional-level certification course is an intensive training program designed to meet all the competency standards of the European Scientific Diver qualification. The course is aimed towards anyone interested in working in the environmental consulting industry, for conservation NGO's, or working with marine parks.

Learn Scientific Diving Techniques and Participate in Research Diving Courses taught by Marine Biologist & Dive Instructor Trainer Andrew Taylor.


  1. CMAS Scientific Diver

  2. PADI Research Diver

  3. Reef Check EcoDiver

  4. Project Aware Fish Identification

  5. Project Aware Coral Reef Conservation

  6. Coral Watch

This internship takes place at our beach-front dive centre and classroom. Dive sites during the program are within the Nusa Penida Marine Park.

This course complies with the European Scientific Diving Panel (ESDP) Common Practices for Recognition of European Competency Levels for Scientific Diving at Work and the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) Standards for Scientific Diving

Course Components:

  • Advanced Dive Theory & Competencies

  • Science of Diving

  • Dive Planning & Underwater Working Safety

  • Marine Ecology Lectures

  • Survey Methods for Marine Environments

  • Specialized Diver Training

  • Long-Term Reef Health Monitoring Surveys

Prerequisites: Rescue Diver (or higher) & 30 logged dives

Upcoming Programs:

Program Add-ons:

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Advanced Scientific Diver Module

1 week - USD $560


  1. CMAS Advanced Scientific Diver

  2. PADI Self-Reliant Diver

  3. PADI Full-Face Mask Diver

  4. PADI Equipment Specialist


  • “Scientific Diving Foundations” Module

  • Rescue Diver with 100+ logged dives

Become a confident member of a scientific diving team by becoming certified as a self-reliant diver. In this 6-day add-on you will also learn about different equipment configurations, basic servicing and compressor use. You will become trained on the Kirby Morgan M-48 Supermask which is an industry standard modular full-face mask adapted for use in both SCUBA & surface supplied systems. You will also go through Advanced dive theory and gas mixes for diving.

4 Week PADI Divemaster Add-on

USD $750 + crew pack & PADI fees

As some of the theory and skills overlap between the Scientific Diver program and PADI Divemaster certificate, students who are already Rescue Diver certified and have completed the Scientific Diver training program, can then finish the remaining excercises, theory, and workshops of the PADI Divemaster course in three weeks for this discounted rate (regular price for Blue Corner’s 4 week PADI Divemaster course is USD $900).