This training intends to equip participants with the preliminary scuba-diving skills necessary for supporting water-based monitoring survey techniques. They convey essential insights on the species and habitats of the underwater world, on the role of Marine Protected Area (MPA) management, and on the design of MPAs. Participants learn basics of population dynamics of exploited species and how these dynamic relate to resource use. The training uses examples from all over the world, with a strong focus on the Indonesian situation.
To provide participants with diving skills (equivalent to Open Water – certified) and environmentally friendly diving practices.
To teach basic knowledge and skills on marine biological survey/ observation techniques (seagrass, mangrove, cetacean, turtle, fish, and invertebrate habitat and population).
Technical science staff, particularly from: government agencies, NGOs, local communities, universities, marine research centers, and related stakeholders.
High school degree or equivalent.
Healthy with a doctors letter/ recommendation.
Swimming skills (able to swim at least 200 meters on the water and 5 meters underwater).
No other sickness that may prohibit the participant from diving activities (more information available upon request).
This training can be given in Bahasa Indonesia and/or English.
Five full days, but can be extended to six days with additional field activities.