Environmental Monitoring Program

The I.D.D – Impian Divers Environmental Monitoring Program [EMP] is a diver specialty course designed to give students entry-level training and certification in coral reef monitoring and research skills.

The course teaches about reef ecology, data collection along a transect line, being the main invertebrates and fish, and assessing coral growth forms and health. The aim of this training is to practice the knowledge of reef ecology & scientific research techniques with safety and pleasure.

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Environmental Monitoring Program
Coral Reef

Coral reefs are one of Earth’s oldest, most varied, and most productive ecosystems, supporting 25% of all marine life, and hosting more than 9 million species. A coral reef is a complex ecosystem of animals, plants and minerals in which most of the basal and vertical structures are and are built with calcium carbonate secreted by herma-typical corals and calcified algae, along with a number of other carbonate and silicate secreting organisms.

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Overview

The Environmental Monitoring Program [EMP] is a diver specialty course designed to give students entry-level training and certification in coral reef monitoring and research skills. The course teaches students about reef ecology, data collection along a transect line, being the main invertebrates and fish, and assessing coral growth forms and health. Training should emphasize knowledge of reef ecology, scientific research techniques, safety and fun.

Objectives

  • Develop knowledge and awareness of coral reef ecology, coral anatomy and threats to reef health.
  • Learn to identify key fish and invertebrate species
  • Be able to navigate and layout a transect line
  • Learn more about collecting and recording data along a transect line
  • Be able to identify substrate species, coral growth forms and evaluate coral health
  • To deal more consciously with nature with underwater life observing techniques
  • Recognizing marine life
  • How to give the good example
  • Understanding of the mutual balance of the food cycle

Scientific Diving

  • Contrast with sport diving
  • Longer dives
  • Putting less emphasis on diving techniques, more about using SCUBA as a tool for other activities
  • More in-depth understanding of briefings and well-planned dives
  • Safety considerations
  • Scientific diving safety considerations
  • Theory
    • Coral recognition
    • Fish recognition

Prerequisites

  • Minimum age 12 years;
  • (Junior) Advanced Open Water Diver;
  • Valid medical certificate (Fit to Dive)
  • Signed disclaimer of liability
    • (in the case of minors signed by parents or guardians)

Program

Day 1:
09:00 Orientation / theory
11:00 Lunch break
12:00 boat departure
13:00 dive #1 (coral identification)
17:00 back to the shop

Day 2:
09:00 theory
11:00 Lunch break
12:00 boat departure
13:00 dive #2 (coral identification)
16:00 dive #3 (fish identification)
17:00 back to the shop & certification

Day 3:
09:00 theory, quizzes & feedback
11:00 Lunch break
12:00 boat departure
13:00 dive #4 (nursery observation)
17:00 back to the shop & certification

Course Price:
10,000 Thai Baht
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