If you are already a Reef Check EcoDiver, the Santa Marta Reef Check is your opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and skills for monitoring coral health.
In the Santa Marta Reef Check you will be certified as Reef Check EcoDiver
If this is your first time attending a Reef Check expedition and you have more than 25 logged dives, you will receive training to become a Reef Check EcoDiver . You will live a true citizen science experience lead by scientists, where you will learn to identify the great diversity of fish, corals, and substrate found in the Caribbean. This course allows you to complete your field training to receive the internationally recognized Reef Check EcoDiver certification. This could also be your first step into our Responsible Diving System and its Meaningful Diving Universe, a minimum set of concepts and skills which we believe you need to start helping build resilient coral reefs.
You must complete and pass the knowledge component before joining this field program. Sign up for the Discover Reef Check or Reef Check EcoDiver e-learning programs today!
Are you already a Reef Check EcoDiver?
Congratulations! You can start assisting us in the monitoring of the health of Santa Marta´s and some coral reefs of the Tayrona Park where diving is allowed. As a certified EcoDiver, you will carry out at least three (3) coral reef survey dives, thus increasing the number of reef sites evaluated during the event. Finally, the monitoring carried out will assist in updating the information on the health condition of the island’s reefs and in identifying priority sites for the implementation of restoration actions that are being carried out in the Archipelago. Looking to get certified as a Reef Check EcoDiver Trainer? The Reef Checks surveys completed on this expedition will help you qualify for your Reef Check trainer course as well as continue your meaningful diving development as a responsible diver!
As a Reef Check expedition team member in this expedition you can expect to:
See, experience or learn how we assess the health of a Caribbean coral reef while you enjoy an incredible ecosystem with large brain corals, vase sponges, and much more.
Monitor coral reefs under the leadership and guidance of experienced coral reef scientists, and assist with updating national and international databases (e.g. INVEMAR, Reef Check) with information on the condition of surveyed coral reefs.
Participate in other socio-ecological activities to experience how the local community lives and is protecting its ecosystem.
Meet more people like you who are committed to improving their diving experience and making of their passion an opportunity to leave a legacy.
“Learn About the Reef Check EcoDiver Program”
|¿WHERE DO WE MEET?
||El Rodadero, Santa Marta. Venue TBA.
|| Field training and supervision by team scientist according to level
Seven SCUBA dives (six day dives, 1 night dive)
Lunch and refreshments
Dive equipment for members
|¿WHAT´S NOT INCLUDED?
||Airfare to/from Santa Marta
Accommodation and meals
Dive equipment for non-members
|¿WHEN DOES IT TAKE PLACE?
||13 – 17 May 2021 | 12 – 16 May 2022 | 27 Apr – 1 May 2023
|¿WHAT´S THE DURATION?
||4 Nights/5 Days
|¿ONLY FOR SCUBA DIVERS?
||No. You can join in snorkel too*. If you are not yet a certified divers contact us to discuss your options.
|¿WHAT REEF CHECK LEVELS CAN JOIN?
||Certified Reef Check EcoDivers | Discover Reef Check EcoDivers | Reef Check EcoDiver candidates (who have completed and approved the Reef Check EcoDiver online training and will conduct their in-water training and receive their certification).
*Only for the Discover Reef Check Snorkel 1-day option.
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