You will learn:

This comprehensive program looks at the ecology of coral reefs with 15 training presentation videos divided into 6 sections, including a fun quiz at the end of each section.


Section 1: Importance of Coral Reefs
Section 2: Diversity of Coral Reefs - Corals
Section 3: Diversity of Coral Reefs - Fish
Section 4: Diversity of Coral Reefs - Marine Invertebrates
Section 5: Mangroves & Seagrasses
Section 6: Threats & Conservation of Coral Reefs

Course content:

Is applicable to all coral reefs globally
Includes significant local context to reefs in the South Pacific
Is illustrated by stunning photos and underwater videos, mainly shot by Ocean Ventures in Natewa Bay, Fiji

This is the course for you, if:

You have an interest in coral reefs globally and/or marine conservation
You have a general interest in our oceans and the environment
You have a specific interest in the coral reefs of the South Pacific
You planned an ocean-based trip but are currently unable to travel due to restrictions
You're a scuba diver or a snorkeler
You're a diver looking to earn a new certification (our specialty can credit towards PADI Master Scuba Diver)
You're a student interested in the fields of marine science or marine biology
You're an underwater photographer looking to improve your knowledge of marine creatures & basic ID skills

Check out this short preview video!

 

Course options:

This eLearning course can be taken either as a standalone program at US $50, or with certification in Ocean Ventures' exclusive PADI distinctive specialty, PADI South Pacific Coral Reef Ecology at US $95. We will deduct the basic cost of US $50 from selected diving courses and dive packages for anybody diving with Ocean Ventures Fiji in the future!
The course is hosted on the established teaching platform Teachable.com which uses a secure 128-bit SSL encrypted payment system.
If you have any questions please contact Matthew and Sara at [email protected]
“I completed your new course and I really loved it. I can't wait to dive with you again so I can start identifying things! The course had the perfect amount of scientific info (for me, a lay-person!) and the taxonomy overview was a really useful framework to make sense of the biological structures.” - Zoe


I have thoroughly enjoyed your PADI South Pacific Coral Reef Ecology Specialty course, which was very informative and a sincere joy; thank you for putting it together and offering it. - Jean-Paul

Choose a Pricing Option (all prices are USD)

$50

South Pacific Coral Reef Ecology

$95

PADI South Pacific Coral Reef Ecology Specialty

Includes South Pacific Coral Reef Ecology course and certification in our PADI distinctive specialty

Please note: PADI AP now issue eCards as standard now rather than traditional plastic certification cards

PADI South Pacific Coral Reef Ecology Specialty Fiji

Hi! We're Sara Carlson & Matthew Norman

We are PADI Scuba Instructors running our own conservation-minded dive centre in Fiji.
​As well as teaching and leading dives, we have years of experience managing marine conservation expeditions and teaching reef ecology, so it's no surprise that we have a deep love for our oceans.
We want to share our passion for the marine world with as many people as possible, so we have created our own online reef ecology courses to bring the majesty of coral reefs to you.


Course Curriculum

  WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
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  COURSE RESOURCES
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  IMPORTANCE OF CORAL REEFS
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  DIVERSITY OF CORAL REEFS - CORALS
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  DIVERSITY OF CORAL REEFS - FISH
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  DIVERSITY OF CORAL REEFS - MARINE INVERTEBRATES
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  MANGROVES & SEAGRASSES
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  THREATS & CONSERVING CORAL REEFS
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PADI South Pacific Coral Reef Ecology Specialty Fiji
PADI Distinctive Specialty

Gain a new PADI certification with our exclusive PADI South Pacific Coral Reef Ecology Specialty (can count towards PADI Master Scuba Diver).


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Visit us in Fiji in the future and we will discount the basic* cost of this course off the price of selected diving courses and dive packages.

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