Explore what makes a shark, locate where they live, discover what they eat, and learn how to identify one shark from the next.
The non-diving SSI Shark Ecology program gives you the concepts and principles to better understand sharks youu can see while SCUBA diving. Improving your understanding of sharks with this specialty program will help you build confidence and have a remarkable understanding and identifying these remarkable creatures.
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There are no required dives for this program, but in order to master the shark ecology concepts learned, Corales de Paz encourages you to perform, at any of our field programs, optional special in-water skills and exercises like identifying quick changes in behavior. You can also undertake open water training dives with any active SSI Dive Professional anywhere in the world.
You can start today and complete the Digital Learning materials. These materials are self-paced, and you can complete them anywhere, anytime, once you download them to your SSI MySSI app available in Google Play Store or the Apple Store.
In this e-learning course you will be able to:
Name the characteristics that help identify sharks and differentiate them from common fishes, identify where you are most likely to find a shark, and state the four suborders of the batoidea and give a brief description of each of their characteristics.
Summarize the historic and cultural views humans have regarding sharks
Recognize the important role sharks play in the marine ecosystem.
Describe what are the threats facing sharks, their economic value, the conservation strategies to reduce threats, and the potential positive and negative impacts of ecotourism.
Explain considerations when booking a tour to see sharks, list characteristics of sharks that citizen science can study, and identify alternative ways to help the global shark populations.
Included in the Full option is:
SSI Shark Ecology digital kit.
Digital SSI certification card.
Corales de Paz is a registered dive school with SSI. Register today in this course, log in, affiliate to Corales de Paz – Buceo con Propósito – 757004 as your SSI Training Center, and start learning online with the SSI e-learning platform from your phone or laptop.