This 2 week course is based on the undeveloped coast of the Red Sea in Egypt where there are various coral reef structures, 3 separate protected mangrove locations and extensive sea grass meadows – all with an incredible depth of marine life and all unaffected by the global tourism boom.
Diving is extremely varied with numerous pristine coral gardens, challenging wall dives, off shore ergs, sea grass meadows, extensive cavern systems and a resident pod of dolphins.
This practical course provides an ideal opportunity to get involved in many aspects of marine science and marine conservation.
There are opportunities to study and monitor fringing reefs, sea grass meadows, mangroves, fossil reefs and much more.
As well as diving, reef cleaning and marine research, this marine conservation practical course involves assisting with education and action with the local community to reduce environmental impacts created by the modernisation of society. Students can get involved with face to face interviews with the local community fisherman whose families have been fishing the Red Sea for as long as they can remember; meetings with the authorities that control and monitor the fishing regulations; practical experience in conducting various clean ups and visits to various sites of different types of pollution such as oil, chemical, construction etc.
We include an accredited Level 3 Diploma in Marine Animal Rescue/Conservation/Zoology/Biology/ Ichthyology as part of this practical course; this is a great opportunity to put the theory in to practice by learning widely used data collection techniques & fish and coral identification and optional participation in citizens science coral monitoring project. This Marine Conservation Course based in Egypt, is a great way to gain hands-on conservation and research experience to compliment your theory studies.
Students stay at a small friendly resort popular with scuba divers, snorkellers and those who want a quiet, peaceful, relaxed atmosphere but with the convenience of having the small traditional town of El Quseir on its doorstep. Accommodation is in shared (up to 4 people), single gender Eco Huts – constructed with natural materials blended with a modern contemporary interior. The rooms are supplied with clean bed linen and towels.
What does this Marine Conservation Practical Course include?
* Full board
* All meals
* Shared single gender accommodation
* Return airport transfers from Hurghada or Marsa Alam airports
* An Accredited Level 3 Diploma in Marine Biology/Zoology
* Great experiential training on this marine science practical course
* PADI Open Water Course and practical diving activities. If already qualified, students can substitute open water course for OOSC survey diver course.
* Daily Lab access
* On site support from resident marine biologist
* Optional Participation in existing citizens projects to further practical scientific diving skills
* International and internal airfares
* Visa application/fees
* Insurance and luxuries
Placement Fee: £1,594 for 2 week placement and a Level 3 Marine Diploma course of your choice. Remainder payment of £695 to be paid 1 month before attending the practical training.
Deposit Payment: £899
Animal Courses Direct accepts no liability or responsibility for practical placements advertised on our website; placements are carried out entirely at the user’s own risk and students are required to sign our waiver form and obtain their own travel insurance. Where a deposit is requested, this is non refundable. Students are required to pay course fees in full prior to attending the practical placement. Practical placement dates may change and are subject to availability, please see our T&Cs.