BLUE CORNER MARINE CONSERVATION
Blue Corner Dive has established an ongoing coral reef health monitoring program at several of the dive sites in the Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area. We work together with the Marine Park and Coral Triangle Centre with ongoing monitoring efforts.
Make your dives count! Visit our coral restoration site and help Andrew, our in-house marine biologist, with coral propagation.
Join a Reef Check survey dive to help monitor the reefs, or help contribute to science by joining one of our fun-dive trips to Manta Point then upload your manta identification shots to MantaMatcher.org and help locally based organization Marine MegaFauna Foundation with their research.
Our Scientific Diver professional-level certification course is an intensive training program designed to meet all the competency standards of the European Scientific Diver qualification. The course is aimed towards anyone interested in working in the environmental consulting industry, for conservation NGO's, or working with marine parks.
Learn Scientific Diving Techniques and Participate in Research Diving Courses taught by Marine Biologist & Dive Instructor Trainer Andrew Taylor.
WEEK 1 | LEARN MORE
Focusing on safety standards for working underwater, topics include advanced dive planning, dive accident management, risk assessment and use of specialized dive equipment.
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Each day includes specific task-orientated diving and lectures in topics from coral health, tropical reef fish identification, and manta ray conservation. Certifications include PADI Fish ID, & Coral Reef Conservation.
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Learn about several survey techniques used to monitor coral reef health. Including Coral Watch & Reef Check scientific survey techniques. Certifications include Reef Check, Coral Watch & PADI Research Diver.
SCIENTIFIC DIVER + PADI DIVEMASTER
As some of the theory and skills overlap between the Scientific Diver program and PADI Divemaster certificate, students who are already Rescue Diver certified and have completed the Scientific Diver training program, can then finish the remaining excercises, theory, and workshops of the PADI Divemaster course in three weeks for this discounted rate.
Regular price for Blue Corner’s 4 week PADI Divemaster course is USD $900.
SCIENTIFIC DIVER | DIVEMASTER | CONSERVATIONISTS
Whether you’re part of the Scientific Diver program, completing your Divemaster or just interested in learning more about conservation, you can join for one or more of our week-long modules. These are in-depth training in conservation and marine ecology. Each Module is 6 days of diving, skills and fun!
6 DAYS | USD $500 | LEARN MORE
This is a workshop in which you take part in Blue Corner Marine Research's ongoing coral restoration project. During this week you will learn various techniques and be certified as a PADI Coral Restoration Diver.
6 DAYS | 12 DIVES | USD $500 | LEARN MORE
Week-long conservation module focusing on Manta Rays, Sharks, Marine Turtles and other megafauna. Part of Blue Corner Marine Research’s conservation internship program on Nusa Lembongan
6 DAYS | USD $500 | LEARN MORE
Become a confident member of a scientific diving team by becoming certified as a self-reliant diver. In this 6-day add-on you will also learn about different equipment configurations, basic servicing and compressor use.
DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE: ONE WEEK ADD-ON USD $500 | TWO WEEK ADD-ON USD $950 | THREE WEEK ADD-ON USD $1400
Reef Check EcoDiver
The world recognized ReefCheck EcoDiver certificate is a comprehensive training course in survey methods for monitoring coral reef health. The course has theory, practical and diving based components including Reef Check methods, fish identification, coral substrates and survey methods.
FOR INQUIRIES INTO BECOMING AN REEF CHECK INSTRUCTOR CONTACT ANDREW TAYLOR
Coral Watch Diver
Coral Watch is a world-wide organization collecting data on coral beaching. During this course you will learn about coral bleaching and the effects of climate change on coral reefs. You will then go out on two survey dives to collect data on coral health using the CoralWatch Coral Health Chart.
PREREQUISITES: OPENWATER DIVER OR HIGHER
Sharks are crucial to marine ecosystems, yet sharks are in a global decline. Learn about the causes of declining shark populations and the actions you can take to become a knowledgeable and passionate shark defender.
Learn about the different manta ray species, their monitoring, and conservation around the Nusa Penida Marine Park. Better understand the threats and opportunites for these beautiful animals.
This course is designed to help you interact with the living underwater world based on objective assessments and observations. Underwater Naturalist teaches you to view the aquatic ecosystems scientifically, without biases based on misconceptions and myths.
This course starts with a classroom lecture on coral reef fish by our in-house marine biologist. You will learn the major families of fish on Indo-Pacific coral reefs. You will then go out for 2 dives to search for examples of the fish you have learned and identify more!