Diving with a purpose – To conserve our marine environment
“People ask: Why should I care about the ocean? Because the ocean is the cornerstone of earth’s life support system, it shapes climate and weather. It holds most of life on earth. 97% of earth’s water is there. It’s the blue heart of the planet — we should take care of our heart. It’s what makes life possible for us. We still have a really good chance to make things better than they are. They won’t get better unless we take the action and inspire others to do the same thing. No one is without power. Everybody has the capacity to do something.”Sylvia Earle
OCEAN QUEST / SEA SHEPHERD DIVE Coral Propagation Workshop
This workshop is an introductory level training program that teaches the participants proper techniques in coral propagation. It is intended to educate the public in coral propagation for the purpose of broad scaled coral propagation. Scientific information and findings are made into simplified education system suitable for use by the public and communities at tropical islands.
OCEAN QUEST / SEA SHEPHERD DIVE Coral Propagation Course
This course is a comprehensive module that is aimed at developing deeper understanding of the coral propagation techniques. Higher level of knowledge on coral handling and broodstock extraction is taught in this course. Other modules include site preparation, equipment and monitoring methods. Participants will receive a certification card after the completion of this course.
AWARE Sea Turtle Distinctive Specialty
Our super-charged version of the AWARE Sea Turtle Distinctive Specialty includes additional information developed with Philippine marine conservation organizations and an opportunity for you to participate in LAMAVE’s citizen science marine turtle identification project.
Sierra Madre Divers crew show our passion for the marine environment with beach clean-ups, coral propagation, citizen science submissions and advocacy of responsible diving.
We believe in paying it forward, and aside from our own everyday direct actions, we also pledge a monthly donation to the following marine conservation and animal welfare organizations.
We are a proud Sea Shepherd Dive partner, one of a handful dive centres worldwide that have adhered to a stringent set of rules and ethics. Sea Shepherd Dive partners are entitled to run environmental training programmes that support Sea Shepherd’s mission to DEFEND * CONSERVE * PROTECT our oceans, teaching individuals how to take ‘direct action’ against threats to our marine environment.
We are also certified by Green Fins, internationally coordinated by Reef-World, who provide a set of environmental standards (the Green Fins Code of Conduct) that promote best practices in diving and snorkeling centres.
The methodology introduced by Ocean Quest is a result of their own research and is incorporated in the Ocean Quest educational systems. By adhering to their belief that their last student is their best student, we continually achieve highest program standards. Their courses are well thought-through, considering every factor of participant safety as well as lowest impact to the environment. […]
“The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.”Jacques Cousteau