SSI Sea Turtle Ecology specialty program

SSI Sea Turtle Ecology


This non-diving specialty program teaches you the skills and concepts required to identify marine turtles and learn the actions to protect them.

SSI Sea Turtle Ecology specialty programExplore what makes a sea turtle, locate where they live, discover what they eat, and learn how to identify one turtle from the next.  

The non-diving SSI Turtle Ecology program gives you the concepts and principles to better understand sharks you can see while SCUBA diving. Improving your understanding of marine turtles with this specialty program will help you build confidence and have a remarkable understanding and identifying these remarkable creatures.

Check our Responsible Diving System and discover more programs to gain the knowledge and skills to start helping build resilient coral reefs while diving.

There are no required dives for this program, but in order to master the marine turtles 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 characteristics that help to identify marine turtles and identify where you are most likely to find a marine turtle.

Summarize the historic and cultural views humans have regarding marine turtles.

Recognize the important role marine turtles play in the marine ecosystem.

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

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

SSI Shark 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. 

The SSI Sea Turtle Ecology course is part of our Responsible Diving System!

Responsible Diving System for responible reef use 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 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 on coral reefs

The SSI Sea Turtle Ecology course is a specialty program part of our Coral Reef Ecology II group of specialty programs that lets you advanced your knowledge for coral reef monitoring, including marine megafauna. Check your progression in our  Meaningful Diving Universe, a group of courses and training we believe provide important knowledge and skills for ocean lovers and reef users like you to actively engage in building coral reef resilience.

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The SSI Sea Turtle Ecology program is also a requirement to obtain your free Master Coral Reef Diver commitment recognition rating from Corales de Paz.

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Second Wednesday of the month at 17:00.
Last Tuesday of the month at 17:00.

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