Besides the dives, your course will also teach you about the marine ecosystem and what we can do to protect it, and will as well put you in touch with the local community, educating it about marine preservation environmental issues, and protection of biodiversity and marine resources such as food.
The volunteers will be always supervised by an experienced diver and will receive comprehensive training on the marine conservation subject. You don’t need to be a diver to start this program, since there are different certifications and courses concerning the different levels. Any person can participate, from beginners (start with the Open Water Dive Certification) or more experienced divers (start with the Advanced Open Water Dive Certification). The goal, however, is always the same: to clean our ocean and do the best we can for a better future!
All volunteers complete internationally recognized SSI (Scuba Schools International) diving certifications. The diving certification you complete will depend on your current diving experience and the length of your stay. The courses range from Suba Diver through to Open Water Diver, and specialties such as Marine Ecology and Fish Identification. The project works with a local diving school, therefore you are always supervised by an experienced dive instructor.