The new marine conservation research diver specialty is under wraps!
Quadrants, transects, “t” bars! So much fun
We are inches away from starting the new specialty course here at Oceans Unlimited!
What you will learn:
- Key techniques on how to conduct scientific diving research
- Basic biology and key facts on the underwater environment
- Why this information is pertinent and what it can tell us about our beloved underwater environment!
What the course consists of:
- Knowledge Development:
- Introduction to Fish Biology
- Introduction to Invertebrates
- Coral Reef Ecology
- Types of Fish Species and Basic Fish ID (based on the location)
- Coral and Invertebrate ID (based on the location)
- Types of Survey Techniques and Data Recording
- Four Dives Practicing the Following Research Survey Techniques:
- Transect Lines to conduct different fish and topography surveys
- Quadrants to determine different topography cover for the area
- Roving Diver Survey to complete a fish identification/abundance survey
- Practice with a “t” bar to determine fish size and reef relief
- How to Produce different survey Reports:
- Fish survey based on: abundance, size and species of fish
- Coral survey based on: reef relief and topography differences
If you are interested in marine conservation and love to scuba dive this is the perfect course! From the course you will learn the basic concepts of our marine environment and use your knowledge to complete different surveys. You will learn the basic techniques that scientific divers use to conduct their research! Science, diving, and conservation what could be better!!! If you are interested in scientific diving this is a great course to teach you some pertinent things that you can use in the future and conduct your own research experiments!