Submitted by Reef Check EcoDiver Course Director Stephan Moldzio
Want to become a Reef Check citizen scientist? For the 8th year since starting its reef monitoring program in 2009, Red Sea Diving Safari has announced that it will be offering a 4-day Reef Check EcoDiver training course in Marsa Nakari, Egypt from June 17 -20. The course consists of 4 lectures, 8 dives, and testing. You will practice buoyancy, the Reef Check methodology and species identification skills. Following the course, you will participate in five surveys around Wadi Lahami and Marsa Shagra and the data collected will be submitted to Reef Check for inclusion in their Global Reef Tracker database.
The course fee is 250€ and also includes an underwater field guide and EcoDiver certificate.
Good buoyancy skills and a minimum of 30 logged dives are required for participation. It is also required that divers are equipped with dive computers (rental computers are available at the site).
Click here for a photo report from EcoDiver Course Director Stephan Moldzio about the 2015 course and surveys.