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.
Prerequisites: Certified Reef Repair Diver, aged 18 years or above, and has completed any one of the following:
- has completed a minimum of 16 Reef Reef Repair dives, or,
- has completed 4 or more academic or regionally recognized coral gardening programs (e.g. PADI Coral First Aid) plus 8 Reef Repair dives, or,
- 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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