During your course you will learn:
- To identify areas to be restored
- Locate the fragmented coral organisms to be rescued along the sandy areas of our shallow water reefs.
- To transport and attach the rescued coral colonies into containers with epoxy.
- These colonies will then be maintained in quarantine areas where their health and resilience will be monitored.
- To prepare areas for the outplanting of the new coral colonies.
- To monitor outplanted corals to assess their growth and adaptation to their new environment.
- Learn about sexual reproduction in corals the propagation of colonies through rescue of broken corals.
You will also be working in different ongoing restoration projects which can include:
- Using various monitoring techniques to gauge coral health and growth
- Identifying coral species
- Working in the laboratory and aquariums
This is a five days hands on program during which you will attend
- Four theory classes
- Ten shore dives
- Eight nights accommodations at Cozumel Dive Academy's Intern House
If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 15 years old, you can enroll in the Coral Research Diver Program.