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Sea Turtles

ECOLOGY CERTIFICATIONS

The Ecology Specialty programs provides students with basic knowledge and skills needed to identify various species of marine organisms and explains their role in the ocean’s ecosystems.

Ecology Specialties

  • Coral Identification

  • Fish Identification

  • Manta And Ray Ecology

  • Marine Ecology

  • Marine Mammal Ecology

  • Sea Turtle Ecology

  • Shark Ecology

 

These programs do not have mandatory in-water training requirements. Professionals are encouraged to add in-water training to increase the value of the program. If in-water training is conducted, the standards must be followed based on the type of activity (scuba, snorkel, freedive).

Pre-requisites

If in-water training is conducted for Snorkel Students

  • Minimum age: 6 years old.

  • Snorkel Diver certification

If in-water training is conducted for Scuba Students

Students may enroll in Specialty programs and complete all academic and pool/confined water sessions. Open water training dives for all specialties cannot be combined with open water training dives for entry-level programs, and must be conducted after completion of all in-water training for the entry-level program.

Duration and depth limits

  • Recommended hours for completion: 3-6.

If in-water training is conducted for Snorkel Students

  • Maximum open water depth limit: 5 meters.

If in-water training is conducted for Scuba Students

  • Maximum pool/confined water depth limit: 5 meters.

  • Maximum open water depth limit: 30 meters.

  • Maximum open water depth limit for 12- to 14-year-olds: 18 meters.

  • Maximum open water depth limit for 10- and 11-year-olds: 12 meters.

Requirements for completion

  • During in-water skill evaluations, the students must remain under direct supervision of the Professional so that physical contact can be made at any time.

  • Complete all academic sessions and assessments outlined in the applicable instructor manual.

  • Complete the program’s final exam.

What does certification mean?

  • Certified divers can dive with an equally- or more-qualified buddy in environments equivalent to their training and within the recommended depth limits of their certifications.

  • Students younger than 15 years old will be certified as a Junior Diver in the applicable program, and can dive under the direct supervision of a dive professional, or with a certified adult, in environments equivalent to their training and within the recommended depth limits.

How do I confirm pricing and booking?

Contact us via Whats App at +52 984 205 9305 or Facebook Messenger.

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