MARINE CONSERVATION Program
INTRODUCTION TO MARINE CONSERVATION
The Citizen Science Internship provides people with an introduction to marine conservation. If you are passionate about the ocean environment and SCUBA diving, this program is for you!
Over 6 days you will obtain knowledge and practical skills which you can continue to apply in the future as a recreational diver. Through PADI Project AWARE specialties, become a part of the largest and quickest growing underwater citizen science movement on the planet.
Suitable for people with no experience and certified divers looking to increase their skillset.
This High-Quality Course runs on demand and includes:
✔ All required PADI materials
✔ Dive Theory sessions
✔ 8 Dives
✔ Duration of 6 days
✔ T-shirt upon certification
The complete course costs $620 USD for one week
What skills will you learn?
PADI SCUBA diving qualifications up to Advanced Open Water Diver (if necessary)
REEF fish surveying (Level 2 Surveyor)
Community Outreach Activity
PADI AWARE Coral Reef Conservation
PADI Fish ID
PADI Coral Nursery Management
PADI AWARE Dive Against Debris
OR Lionfish Containment Basics, or Specialty & Cull Dive
* Choice of 4 PADI specialties listed above. Topics are subject to change. Advanced Open Water Diver certification is required for Lionfish
Containment Basics or Specialty & Cull Dive
What is included in the cost?
- Introduction to marine conservation & citizen science
- Specialty course knowledge development
Certification for successfully completed specialties.
Rental SCUBA gear (dive computers available at an additional cost)
Dates & Cost:
Start dates are flexible*
Citizen Science Internship for certified divers
6 days - $620
Pair the Citizen Science Internship with the below diving certifications and receive 10% off
Open water Diver Certification and Citizen Science Internship
11 days - $952
Advanced Open Water Diver Certification and Citizen Science Internship
9 days + $952
For Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver Certifications and Citizen Science Internship
2 weeks - $1285
*Because we are dealing with the ocean environment, which can be at times unpredictable, we ask you to be flexible
.*Interns interested in furthering their experience beyond one week are able to apply for WSORC’s Marine Conservation Internship program.