Reef Check courses:    
 
 

Coral reefs are under threat worldwide, including the Red Sea. We, as divers, can help make a difference by learning more about tropical coral reefs and collecting valuable data to establish the state of coral reefs. The data recorded are sent to the Reef Check headquarters where it will be included in their annual reports. The Easter Reef Check and Christmas Reef Check includes a 3-day EcoDiver certification course trained by marine biologists. You will learn to identify indicator species and in the globally standardised Reef Check protocol.

The package includes two dives per day in which one is a survey dive at famous dive sites like Blue Hole, Canyon and Gabr el Bint. The Reef Check Ecodiver certification qualifies you to help our teams to monitor reefs worldwide. Choose between 1 week (10 dives) or 2 weeks (20 dives).

Dates and reports are here

More info chrisvonmach(at)redsea-ec.org

 

 

Reef Check

Reef Check

 

 

Reef Check EcoAction Program    
 

Discover Reef Check

Become a marine biologist for an afternoon! This half day course allows you to see firsthand how marine biologists conduct coral reef research and try your hand at some of the sampling techniques used in monitoring coral reefs. Whether you are a snorkeler or a diver, if you have ever wondered what it is that marine biologists do while underwater, this is your chance to find out!

Prerequisites: Can swim and use a swim mask, fins and snorkel

Materials: Reef Check EcoDiver Kit

Testing and Certification: No test, Certificate of Completion

 

Reef Check

 

 
 

Reef Check EcoDiver

Become certified to conduct your own Reef Check surveys and take an active role in conserving your favorite coral reefs.  This course is designed to teach you everything you need to know to conduct full scale Reef Check surveys.  In this program you will learn all about the globally standardized Reef Check methodology as well as how to identify key indicator fish, invertebrates and substrates selected by Reef Check for global monitoring and conservation of coral reefs!  This course will allow you to join the Reef Check monitoring team and assist in underwater surveys around the world.

Requirements: Participant is comfortable using mask, fins and snorkel or is a certified scuba diver. Age of 12 or above.

Materials: Reef Check EcoDiver Kit

Testing and Certification: PowerPoint ID test (80%) and field test (90% to pass) to obtain regional certification card. Additional training is required to transfer to a new region e.g. Red Sea to Caribbean. Certification card qualifies holder to participate in Reef Check surveys in the region and to submit their data to the global database.

 

 

DRM

DRM


 
 
Reef Check EcoDiver Trainer

This course teaches qualified Reef Check EcoDivers to become certified Reef Check EcoDiver Trainers.

Prerequisites: Is a certified Reef Check EcoDiver and has completed two surveys. Age of 18 or above.

Materials: EcoDiver and Reef Check Trainers Kit

Testing and Certification: Written test (80%)and field test (90% to pass) to obtain regional certification card. Additional training is required to transfer to a new region e.g. Red Sea to Caribbean. Certification card qualifies holder to participate in Reef Check surveys in the region and to submit their data to the global database and to train and certify Reef Check EcoDivers.
 

DRM

DRM

 
 
 
  Dates and reports are on this page