Our Coral Lectures & Dives
Put together by Marine Biologist is a Basic Coral overview through dedicated Coral Lectures and Coral I.D Dives.
The specifics are to enhance knowledge and understanding of the Coral Reef, its function, importance and how it can be conserved.
We require Candidates to be self-motivated in learning the different corals, during dives and through post-dive referencing.
Included in the Coral I.D Dives are dedicated I.D Dives and snorkeling around Roatan's Reef System in the Mesoamerican Reef chain, that's all of the full coastline of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras.
The Main Curriculum includes:
Importance of Coral Reefs
Understanding Coral Reef Systems
Complex Life on the Coral Reef
Coral Diseases & Bleaching
How to protect the Reef
What we want to achieve is to teach you the importance and responsibility of preserving the underwater aquatic environment and its
Marine Biodiversity. And for you the Candidate to able to identify a large number of the different corals ready for when you lead your divers.
Coral reefs cover around 600,000 square kilometres/230,000 square miles, which is less than one percent of the sea bottom
yet are vital because they are:
Nursery grounds to 25 percent of marine species.
Home to nearly 33 percent of all known fish species.
The Atlantic Ocean contains about 15 percent of the world’s coral reefs, with about 70 coral species and 500 fish species.
Coral I.D is both Fun and Interesting
First we must understand what Coral is .
Coral polyps are not docile
Coral reef form is different ways
Polyps open & feeding
Popular Coral in Roatan
Another common coral in Roatan
Turtles grace the Reef and turtle grass , this is a Green Turtle ...