Coral Restoration Diver Specialty

 

Learn how to grow corals and give back to the ocean!

Curious what we do? Join us for 1 dive to see what it is all about and learn the basics of restoring and maintaining a coral reef system.
Discover Coral Restoration Dive:

Duration: 1 Dive (morning or afternoon)
Price         : $ 65*

Ready to learn more and become part of the Coral Restoration Family? Sign up for the PADI Coral Restoration Specialty and learn to grow and maintain a reef!
Duration: 3 Dives (2 days)

Price         : $ 220*

Have you ever wished you could give something back to the underwater world that has provided you with beautiful and fun experiences since the moment you learned to dive? Are you ready to dive for a worthy cause?

We are developing staghorn and elkhorn coral nurseries and restorations sites to re-establish the shallow water population of staghorn and elkhorn corals along the coastlines of Bonaire and Klein Bonaire.

This course includes 3 training dives and classroom sessions to learn the techniques involved in the coral restoration process. You will participate in all the activities that need to be carried out on the nurseries and on the restoration sites.

cleaning
Dive 1:
 
Nursery / restoration site maintenance by conducting a survey, cleaning, removing algae and predators, which can damage the corals and affect their growth.

crimping
Dive 2: 
Learn how to prune, tie and tag the coral fragments which will be hung on the nursery trees.

restoration
Dive 3: 
Learn how to transplant mature corals onto the reef to ensure their growth in the actual reef system.

Once you have completed the course you are eligible to come and join us on all our restoration dives. 

crf-dive
To enroll in this specialty, you only need to have gained an entry-level diving certification and your buoyancy needs to be close to perfect. If you are in doubt of your current dive or buoyancy skills allow us to take you on an assessment dive first.

 * Course price includes PADI materials, course materials, certification and 3 dives with your instructor. Not included are full tanks and dive equipment.



 

 Elkhorn Coral

staghorn

Staghorn coral

Reserve online & benefit from:

• You are guaranteed that your spot in this popular course/activity is reserved.

M A K E    Y O U R
R E S E R V A T I O N    T O D A Y