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Marine Conservation and Ecology Certificate

A once-in-a-lifetime Opportunity

Our next available course date is starting on 7 November 2022.

Wave the whales goodbye on their return journey to their summer feeding grounds. Help collect and analyse valuable data about the amazing Whale migration- while learning all about the ocean!

A truly once-in-a-lifetime offer and opportunity.

What is this course about?

This is a practical course that introduces participants to marine conservation and ecology, then progresses to looking at various marine and coastal ecosystems in more detail.

Much of your time is spend outdoors in and near the ocean, learning through immersion. (unless you are doing the online version)

Marine Ecology and an in depth look at various marine ecosystems such as:

  • Sandy shores
  • Rocky shores
  • Estuarine ecosystems
  • Coastal ecosystems
  • Mangroves
  • Special species including:
    • Whales and dolphins
    • Sharks
    • Turtles
    • Abalone
    • Jellyfish
  • Complete a Boat Based Whale Watching Certificate (with the option of adding assessment for accreditation)
  • Go on a Boat Based Whale Watching excursion
  • Discover the underwater world of the rocky shores through snorkelling
  • Complete and Open Water SCUBA diver’s course (optional extra)
  • Complete a shark specialisation course
  • Discover the estuaries on a canoe
  • Walks along the shores and coastline

Who is this course for?

Anyone interested in the marine environment. You will benefit from this course if you are:

  • a marine enthusiast and want to broaden your knowledge about the marine environment,
  • just finished school and looking at possibly pursuing marine sciences as a career or
  • interested in pursuing marine guiding as a career.

On completing the course:

You receive a certificate of participation, listing the modules and techniques learnt during the course.

We are able to arrange for FGASA assessments for those interested in gaining the Marine Guiding Qualification We are able to arrange for accredited assessment as a Marine Guide for FGASA members Online and Onsite Options are available

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