Submitted by Dr. Ali Al Ajmi, Reef Check Oman
In a crucial step towards safeguarding our oceans, the vibrant city of Khor Fakkan in the United Arab Emirates hosted a Reef Check EcoDiver course on September 16, 2023. This landmark event, meticulously coordinated by Coral Life group, saw the enthusiastic participation of seven ocean advocates.
Under the expert guidance of Reef Check EcoDiver Trainer Dr. Ali Al-Ajmi of Reef Check Oman, participants delved into the theoretical foundations of marine ecosystems at the prestigious University of Khor Fakkan. Following this, they took the plunge into the depths of the Khor Fakkan Sea for an immersive, hands-on experience, actively applying their newfound knowledge.
This initiative showcases a united front in the battle to conserve our marine treasures, exemplifying the power of collaboration and education.
Training divers in a Reef Check course is crucial for reef conservation. It educates them on reef dynamics, enabling threat identification. Divers learn to assess reef health, aiding data-driven conservation efforts. This training instills responsibility, promoting sustainable diving practices and fostering environmental stewardship.