PADI AWARE Coral Reef Conservation: 5,500 THB
AWARE Coral Reef Conservation: non-divers often ask us "What is a Coral Reef?"
Many people think they are looking at pretty rocks, or plants when they see pictures or coral. However, as scuba divers, we know that very little could be further from the truth.
The PADI AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Course is a must for divers who like diving in warm waters with colorful coral reefs. Divers not only want to know the actual make-up and composition of coral reefs, but also their function in the underwater Ecosystem. Furthermore, Coral Reef Conservation also looks at the major threats affecting coral reefs today. Although no dives are required in this PADI course, you are welcome to dive Phuket on one of our Phuket Scuba Diving Trips as part of your course.
In today's day and age with so much information easily available on the internet, there are unlimited resources easily available to make this a very exciting and valuable course.
- Duration: ½ - 1 Day Classroom
- Pre-requisites: None
- Minimum Age: 10 years old
- Digital/Online Study: Coming
- Availability: Daily
- Group Size: 4:1
- Personal Tuition: 1:1 personal tuition is available
What are Coral Reefs really and how to they function?
The PADI AWARE Coral Reef Conservation course is a non-diving course and as such takes place in the classroom. Your PADI Instructor will take you through the course in an interesting manner with lots of photos and video from our Phuket Local Dive sites.
Some of the topics covered include:
- What is a Coral Reef?
- How Coral Reefs function?
- The various relationships which function within a Coral Reef
- Ways to protect and conserve our Coral Reefs
- Initiatives that we can use to re-generate and repair damaged reefs.
AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Scuba Diving Options
On our Indepth Coral Reef Conservation program we will also examine local initiatives here on the Phuket local dive sites. We will look at the effect they have had on some of our reefs. These include The Marine Sanctuary where The King Cruiser, Anemone Reef and Shark Point are located. As well as The famous Similans and Surin Island National Park.
The Coral Reef Conservation course also looks at the environmental effects natural events can have on the area. Examples of this include Global Warming and the December 2004 Tsunami. Thankfully that tragic episode is long behind us, with the coral reefs having sustained minimal damage. However, it is interesting to see where the damage was and in turn how it has recovered.
The Coral Reef Conservation program is a very interesting program. The program takes anywhere from a few hours, to a full day, depending on the age and interests of the students. This is because we can quite literally put in as much, or as little, into the course as you want!
This really gives you a great insight into what we are looking at underwater, what it does, and how we can protect and maintain it ...
Aware Coral Reef Conservation: now you know more about how a Coral Reef “works”
You are going to find that all your future scuba diving is going to look very different, now that you know what and how things really are. Moreover, you will see that "Nemo" the Clown Fish and his friends are never alone. The Living Reef has a constant buzz which never stops 24 hours a day, so enjoy looking at the underwater world with a new pair of glasses. Or new mask should we say.
By now if you are not already thinking about taking the PADI Digital Underwater Photography Course then maybe you should. This is because not only will the Digital Underwater Photography Course allow you to actually take cool photos of what you have been looking at, but also record the underwater world as it unfolds. And in today's day and age, our cameras take photos and video.
Having completed the AWARE Coral Reef Conservation, if all this looking at coral has wanted to make you stay under water longer! Then you will be pleased to know the PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver Course is waiting for you. With the PADI Nitrox Course you will find it is possible to stay underwater much longer than normal air. So you can dive the same dive sites but stay down much longer.
And did we tell you about the PADI Poseidon Rebreather Course? So much to do and so little time to do it!
AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Pricing Options
|1 Day||Classroom only||5,500 THB|
|Included: PADI course materials, PADI certification fees and lunch with your Instructor.|