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Reef Repair Diver Trainer

This course teaches qualified Reef Repair Divers to become certified Reef Repair Diver Trainers. Reef Repair Trainers can certify standard Reef Repair Divers and can teach the Discover Reef Repair introductory course.


This course teaches qualified and experienced Reef Repair Divers to offer the Discover Reef Repair introductory experience and qualifies you towards training Reef Repair Divers.

Overview: Dive professionals can now add coral gardening to their specialty SCUBA diving courses. Our coral gardening focused Reef Repair Diver course divers learn all about the coral gardening approach as well as how to identify when it is required to assist in coral reef restoration, stock up coral nurseries, maintain underwater coral nurseries, outplant nursery-grown corals, and monitor the survival of coral fragments and outplants following Corales de Paz´s Reef Repair system to upscale coral reef restoration. This course will allow you to offer the Discover Reef Repair experience and qualifies you to train Reef Repair Divers. As a Reef Repair Diver trainer, you can start training more divers in coral gardening to rehabilitate coral reefs.

Progression of Reef Repair Diver Program

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Discover Reef Repair Diver Vertical Coral gardening

Prerequisites: Certified Reef Repair Diver, aged 18 years or above, and has completed any one of the following:

  1. has completed a minimum of 16 Reef Reef Repair dives, or,
  2. has completed 4 or more academic or regionally recognized coral gardening programs (e.g. PADI Coral First Aid) plus 8 Reef Repair dives, or,
  3. has a BSc´s degree in marine biology/ecology or related field, has 1-year proven experience in coral gardening, and has completed a minimum of 8 Reef Repair dives.

In all cases, the potential trainer must have personally completed at least 4 of each of the three tasks of the Reef Repair program (planting corals, out planting, and survival monitoring).

Materials: Reef Repair Diver and Reef Repair Trainers Kit (if you already have a Reef Repair Diver kit, only the Trainer’s materials will need to be purchased)

Testing and Certification: Written-test (80% to pass) and field test (90%) to obtain certification. Certification qualifies the holder to participate in Reef Repair dives in restoration projects associated with Corales de Paz and to train and certify Reef Repair Divers. An optional certification card is available.

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Responsible Diving System for responible reef useAs part of our mission, Corales de Paz believes that there are three distinct components for creating a snorkeling and diving industry that has a net positive environmental impact. The three components are knowledge, skills, and behavior, and together form the Corales de Paz Responsible Diving System which helps you ensure that you always put more than what you take from coral reefs.

A professional reef user like you, (e.g. beachgoer, snorkeler or diver) must have a proper foundation of knowledge to understand how coral reefs function, and their strong connection with humans, to be aware of the impact you are causing to coral reefs. Practical training offers you the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to measure and reduce the impact caused to coral reefs.

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The Reef Repair Diver Trainer course is the third level of the Reef Repair Diver program and an advanced level in our Meaningful Diving Universe, a group of courses and training we believe provides important knowledge and skills for the ocean lovers and reef users like you to actively engage in building coral reef resilience.

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