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. Materials for their courses are written and compiled by their experts without duplication of other coral education systems. Ocean Quest have also established progression of training for coral propagation so the public can begin from the most simplest and progressively attain complex knowledge and skills.

Coral propagation workshop

The Sea Shepherd Dive Coral Propagation Workshop is an introductory certification program. The workshop consists of a one day, hands-on experience in the techniques and methodology of coral propagation, The workshop is facilitated by Ocean Quest / Sea Shepherd Dive certified trainers. Upon completion of this workshop, the participant will be awarded with coral propagation certification card. In this duration, the participant will attend the briefing and practical instruction on the fundamental techniques of coral propagation.

Prerequisites:

  1. Minimum age of 10
  2. Able to swim
  3. Diving certification is an added advantage

Syllabus

  1. Introduction to coral
  2. Broodstock collection, extraction and handling
  3. Substrate selection
  4. Coral propagation techniques

Includes:

  • Coral Propagation Workshop Handbook
  • Coral propagation tools
  • Scuba diving or snorkeling equipment
  • Surface marker buoy
  • Workshop certificate

The participant must bring:

  • Diving C-card
  • Diver’s logbook
  • Towel and swim wear

The number of dives included in this workshop is two dives. Those with extended periods of diving inactivity are encouraged to attend refresher training prior to the workshop. Maximum trainer to student ratio is 1:6.

Time: 1 day (2 dives)
Cost: Php6,000


Coral propagation course

The Sea Shepherd Dive Coral Propagation Course is en entry certification program. The course is an extension of the one day, hands-on coral propagation workshop. The workshop is facilitated by Ocean Quest / Sea Shepherd Dive certified level 2 trainers. The course covers all seven chapters of the Ocean Quest Guide to Coral Propagation Textbook. The Coral Propagation Course takes 3 days to complete. in this duration, the participant will attend academic sessions, briefing and practical instruction on the techniques of coral propagation. Upon completion of this workshop, the participant will be awarded with coral propagation certification card.

Prerequisites:

  1. Open to all certified divers
  2. Able to swim
  3. Diving certification is an added advantage

Syllabus

  1. Introduction to coral propagation
  2. Corals
  3. Coral propagation equipment
  4. Broodstock collection, extraction and handling
  5. Substrate selection
  6. Coral propagation techniques
  7. The coral nursery

Includes:

  • Coral Propagation Workshop Handbook
  • Coral propagation tools
  • Scuba diving or snorkeling equipment
  • Surface marker buoy
  • Workshop certificate

The participant must bring:

  • Diving C-card
  • Diver’s logbook
  • Towel and swim wear

The number of dives included in this workshop is two dives. Those with extended periods of diving inactivity are encouraged to attend refresher training prior to the workshop. Maximum trainer to student ratio is 1:6.

Time: 3 days (2 dives)
Cost: Php14,000


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