Manta Ray Ecology

SSI Manta Ray Ecology


This non-diving specialty program teaches you the skills and concepts required to identify the common mantas, rays, stingrays, and skates species.

Explore what makes a ray a ray, distinguish how they differ from sharks, locate where they live, discover what they eat, and learn how to identify one ray from the next.  

The non-diving SSI Manta & Ray Ecology program gives you the concepts and principles to better understand manta rays, rays, skates, and other relatives you can see while diving. Improving your understanding of manta and rays 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 Manta Ray ecology, concepts learned Corales de Paz encourages you to perform, at any of our field programs, optional special in-water skills and exercises. 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 characteristics that help to identify rays and differentiate them from sharks,  identify where you are most likely to fond a ray, and state the four suborders of the batoidea and give a brief description of each of their characteristics.

Identify unique and identifying characteristics of the stingrays, skates, eagle rays, and mobula rays.

Describe how to identify a cleaning station, manta ray courtship behavior, and explain how to interact safely with a stingray, ray or manta.

Describe what are the threats facing manta rays, 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 rays, list characteristics of rays that citizen science can study, and identify alternative ways to help the global ray populations.

ISSI - Scuba Schools International - - Register Nowncluded in the Full option is:

SSI Manta & Ray Ecology digital kit.
Digital SSI certification card.

Corales de Paz is a registered dive school with SSIRegister 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. 

Additional information




Theory Only

Webinar Dates

Third Tuesday of the month at 17:00.
Last Thursday of the month at 17:00.

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