Gain valuable experience in the field of Marine Conservation, either as a way into the industry, or as a platform for further studies. Based on our Marine Research Station in the Bahamas, working with the Bahamas National Trust to create a new Marine Park and Bahamas first "Green Nature" Island, you will learn globally accepted Marine conservation techniques. Boat handling (Carolina skiff), dive kit maintenance, conservation techniques, practical application and biodiversity planning, lesson planning, Marine Park management, community conservation are all key skills that you learn on this exciting course.
What to Expect?
Highlights include: Airport transfers, experienced staff, accommodation, meals, science training, PADI Open Water Dive Training, PADI Advanced Dive Training, PADI Emergency First Response Training, PADI Underwater Navigator Training, PADI Project Aware & Fish ID Training, PADI Gapforce Distinct Speciality Training, Boat Handling, technical dive equipment, all dives, 24/7 emergency back-up, community visits, regular social activities and a t-shirt.
Accommodation - Accommodation in the Bahamas is in a two storey beachside house with remarkable views of the Atlantic Ocean. The fact that the accommodation is located on the beach and in such close proximity to the dive shed, means that no time is wasted with participants being transported to and from the beach for diving! Capacity of the house is 18 persons but we do have rooms in other houses at the camp should more beds be required. The bedrooms are dorm style with bunk beds and bathroom facilities are shared.
Meals - The diet is basic but nutritious and based on local availability. The food is mainly high in carbohydrates, which is essential for diving. Protein requirements are met by having fish, meat, and eggs when available. Vegetarian and vegans are catered for. Participants work on a rota basis to take it in turns to cook - we provide the ingredients and participants provide the manpower and recipes!
Staff - Throughout the expedition you will have the Greenforce Expedition Leader / Dive Instructor. As well as this there will be a Scientist and Trainee all working hard to ensure you have the best experience possible.
Transportation - We will collect and drop off at the airport on the start / finish dates. We use our own boat for diving. The dive boat we use in The Bahamas is a 24ft Carolina Skiff which provides a stable platform for diving off on the reefs surrounding Andros Island. The boat is stocked with a supply of O2 for resuscitation in case of emergency. This means we don’t have to wait to get divers with suspected decompression sickness to the nearest Recompression Chamber to start treating them.
- Program ID: # 2455
- duration: 1 to 3 Months
- location: Andros Island AndrosBahamas24° 34' 1.5888" N, 77° 54' 54.1404" WBS
- Fitness level: Moderately Fit
- Closest Airport: Andros Town Airport (ASD)
- Costs From: Over $3000
- Program Type: Environmental & Wildlife ProgramsLearn Abroad
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