OCEAN GARDENER INITIATIVE
As a tribe of scuba divers with an infectious love for the ocean and our island, getting involved with local conservation is essential. The dive center is eco-friendly; we use mainly bio products, minimize our use of plastic, support responsible tourism and aim at raising environmental awareness among our divers.
With coral reefs in danger, 3W DIVE has created a marine conservation project focussed on coral farming. While many divers are extremely knowledgeable around the act of diving itself and even identifying fish, many are unaware of the foundations of a coral reef ecosystem, how to identify coral species, and the potential dangers corals can face from ongoing human contact.
For more informations about Ocean Gardener, visit their website.
WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE CORAL FARMING?
With this in mind, the corals harvested at our nursery can then be used to restore parts of the reef around the Gill islands.
WHAT IS THE CORAL DIVER COURSE?
This 3 day course covers the foundations of coral biology and will teach you how to identify common corals.
Dive 1 – Discover Coral Diving, exploration general reef awareness, identifying growth forms
Dive 2 – SPS Coral Identification
Dive 3 – LPS Coral Identification
Dive 4 – Soft Coral Identification
Dive 5 – Coral fragmentation and coral farm maintenance
3 Academic Sessions (Video/Classroom):
Session 1 – Discover Coral Diving
Session 2 – Corals Identification
Session 3 – Coral Fragmenting Techniques
Six knowledge reviews
One final exam
Ocean Gardener Professional Instruction
Official Ocean Gardener Online Certification
Recognition on OceanGardener.org
Set of 3 Coral identification slates
Duration: 3 Days
Price: IDR 5,750,000