marine conservation and research program

Marine Conservation program – Go ECO

A fun packed February has shot by and with some beautiful water and reef waiting to be explored. Our marine conservation and research program was underway and we had a exciting class head out to learn about the reef here in Manuel Antonio and all of its many inhabitants.

We are the only dive center in the Americas to offer this certification in Marine Research and Conservation and we think it is a fantastic opportunity to add that extra level to your dive training, especially if you are looking at a heading into a career in marine conservation.

Topics covered throughout the program include Coral reef ecology, fish ecology and survey techniques.

This program can be a stand alone courseĀ or integrated into a 2 week or month long program. You would complete the course followed by plenty of fun dives, focusing your time on REEF fish surveys, coral watch dives or a study of your choice. Maybe you have a serious love of nudibranchs, or corals? Who knows, you can explore it!

This training can also be added into our PADI Divemaster program with our exclusive ECO divemaster program available throughout the year.

Check out our video from a recent course here in Manuel Antonio and if you would like more information please contact us today!