- Take your PADI Advanced and PADI Coral Reef Research Diver courses.
- Enjoy fun-dives and search for the incredible mega-fauna in the area including sharks, rays, and dolphins.
- Take extra dive courses at discounted rates with local dive shops.
- Develop various techniques enabling you to survey coral reefs, explore different dive sites, visit breeding areas for the hawksbill and green turtle.
- Snorkel in crystal clear waters alongside coral, fish, turtles, eagle-rays and reef sharks, and spot dolphins from the boat.
- Learning how to identify fish and coral in the Indian Ocean.
- Live in one of the most visually stunning countries in the world. Our beach-front camp is located on the white sand beach of Anse St Jose and overlooks Praslin (Seychelles’ second largest island).
A typical Advanced PADI and Marine Conservation Experience:
- Explorers will be allocated fish or coral as part of their coral reef monitoring. The four week volunteers will be given Group 1 Fish to monitor
- Coral and Fish Species data collection. Learning to identify target species.
- Fish – collect data on abundance/biodiversity, helps to assess overall recovery of fish life on the reef. Also examine inverts such as sea cucumbers to assess whether fisheries quotas are being met.
- Coral – health, coral communities and point intercept data. Level of disease/algae/coral cover within a metre square quadrant over the transect.
- Incidental Sightings – compile a species list and maintain a record of the daily occurrences of different marine creatures at the various dive sites. This data is passed onto OBIS – an online database.
- Explorers will be diving 1-2 times a day. This is very dependent on the weather.
NB: It is compulsory for Explorers attending this Experience to have their PADI Open Water certification. For non-divers wishing to attend, we can recommend local dive centers that will help you qualify before your intended start date.