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Scientific Diver Internship - JULY 2019

Scientific Diver Internship Program

3 week Scientific Diver & Tropical Marine Ecology course offered by  marine biologist Andrew Taylor.   This is a unique program which combines multiple certificates as listed below in each week. Individual weeks can be taken separately, or all together as a single internship. Option to add-on the PADI Divemaster Course at the end of the program.

This course is designed to develop both advanced diving skills and knowledge of the marine environment.  The 4-week scientific diving course will follow the schedule below, each of the topics below will have a theory component and practical workshops:  

Scientific Diving Techniques (Week 1 - JULY 15-20)

  • Standard diving protocols

  • Advanced diving theory (Physics, Physiology & decompression models)

  • Specialized diving equipment

  • Techniques in Scientific Diving (buoyancy, rope work, mapping, communications)

Certificates Included:  CMAS Scientific Diver

Marine Ecology (Week 2 - JULY 22-27)

  • Coral Reefs

  • Coral & Substrate identification

  • Marine Fish

  • Marine Invertebrates

  • Physical oceanography

  • Manta Rays

Certificates Included:  AWARE Coral Reef Conservation, PADI Fish ID

Marine Surveys and Monitoring (Week 3 - JULY 29-AUG 3)

  • survey techniques

  • Reef Check EcoDiver course

  • Nusa Penida Marine Park monitoring surveys

  • Coral Watch & other methods

Certificates Included:  Reef Check EcoDiver, PADI Research Diver, CoralWatch Coral Health Monitoring

3-week Scientific Diver Course Price:  USD $1350

Includes certifications, survey materials & books, and LOTS of diving!!

Optional Conservation Week Add-ons:

Coral Reef Restoration (Week 4 - AUG 5-12)

  • Restoration Ecology

  • Human impacts on marine environments

  • Nursery building

  • Underwater clean up dives

Certificates Included:  PADI Coral Restoration

Price: USD $450 (add-on)

Marine Megafauna (Week 5 - AUG 12-17)

  • Manta Ray Conservation & Surveys

  • Shark & Ray Biology

  • Marine Turtles

Certificates Included:  PADI Manta Conservation & PADI Shark Awareness

Price: USD $450 (add-on)


Earlier Event: June 9
Marine Megafauna Week