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Coral Identification Course - Easy Techniques for Spotting Corals
Coral Identification Course - Easy Techniques for Spotting Corals
Coral Identification Course - Easy Techniques for Spotting Corals
Coral Identification Course - Easy Techniques for Spotting Corals
Coral Identification Course - Easy Techniques for Spotting Corals

Coral Identification Course - Easy Techniques for Spotting Corals

Regular price £37.00 Sale

Date: 23rd May

Time: 2pm EDT / 7pm BST (UTC+1)

Duration: 3 hours

Coral Identification Course - Easy Techniques for Spotting Corals

Girls That Scuba has teamed up with coral expert Nicole Helgason to bring you this online course that will teach you everything you need to know about coral identification. Nicole has her own blog dedicated to coral education, she writes for various magazines, including this post for GTS, and leads coral identification presentations at numerous dive shows, and dive resorts worldwide.

Whether you are a dive professional looking to increase your coral knowledge, a recreational scuba diver, or underwater enthusiasts interested in learning more about corals, this course is for you. Learning to identify corals can be a challenge, especially if your only resources are a few old ID books. This course will give you simple techniques for identifying corals and will have you seeing the reef with new eyes in no time.

What is this course all about?

Learning to identify corals will evolve you perception of the underwater landscape.  Once you are able to easily identify different corals you start to see the reef with new eyes, and diving will never be the same way again.

This course is for Everyone! Dive Pro’s, Recreational Divers, Snorkelers, and Underwater Enthusiasts.

  • Dive professionals will gain new skills they can include in their dive briefings
  • Recreational divers will find after this course dive sites seem bigger with much more landscape to explore
  • Snorkelers and underwater enthusiasts will gain more knowledge about the intricate biology of coral reefs, and how to identify common corals from the surface.
  • Underwater photographers will also like this course, learning new camera skills by photographing stationary objects

You will learn:

  • The fundamentals of coral biology
  • How to identify coral based on growth form
  • The difference between hard and soft corals
  • How to identify corals based on small and large polyps
  • How to identify coral genera based on common characteristic traits
  • How to identify 12 genera of hard coral and 6 general of soft coral (after this you can identify nearly 80% of all coral species!)
  • The importance of coral habitats
  • Intro to coral restoration and why coral identification is your number one resource for starting a restoration project.
  • List of online resources to continue your coral identification journey.

You will get:

  • A comprehensive skill set for understanding coral identification
  • An evolved perception of the underwater landscape
  • Gain a deeper appreciation for corals, and get inspired to help with ongoing restoration projects.
  • New skills to include in dive briefings
  • A list of online resources to continue learning about corals

T&Cs

- No discounts apply including Girls that Scuba membership discount