Corals are living organisms that is very sensitive to changes is its environment. Handling corals during restoration may cause undue stress to it that could lead to high rate of mortality. With proper training and guidelines, it could help increase success rate of coral propagation and reduce damage due to mishandling of the organisms. The Ocean Quest Coral Propagation 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. Site preparation, equipment and monitoring methods is also included in the course.
This course is a prerequisite for those wishing to enroll in the Coral Propagation Trainer Course.
This course take three (3) days to complete. It include a day of academic presentation and demonstration. 4 training dives.
Minimum Age: 12 and above
Minimum diving qualification for this course is Open Water Diver with minimum of 15 logged dives. Those with less number of dives or have not been diving for over six (6) month is required to do a preliminary dive assessment with the trainer prior to the course.
Non-diving students may enter the course after completion of the Coral Propagation Workshop.
Included in the Coral Propagation Course Student Kit are:
There are seven chapters in the coral propagation course:
The course fee for the Coral propagation Course is RM 850.00 (approximately USD 250) that includes: