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Ecological Monitoring Program

฿13,300.00

The Ecological Monitoring Program (EMP) is an introduction to coral reef ecology for divers interested in learning how to view the reef scientifically. The course first teaches students how recognize key biotic and abiotic reef components and reef survey techniques. Students will then do a series of dive safaris to identify the indicator species and then later conduct dive surveys collecting ‘Live’ data that will be recorded into the database. This course certifies them to conduct their own surveys and report data back to the online database. Parameters assessed include fish and invertebrate abundance and biodiversity, substrate cover, coral taxonomy, coral diseases, coral bleaching, and more. This course is a prerequisite for many of the other courses offered by Conservation Diver.

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Description

Ecological Monitoring Program

Ecological Monitoring Program

Duration – 3 days

Duration – 3 days

CERTIFICATION

  • Awarded the Conservation Diver Ecological Monitoring certificate

Students holding this rating can also continue their training with other courses such as EMP Advanced, Coral Taxonomy, Coral Diseases, Artificial Reef Theory, Coral restoration ect

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Prerequisites

  • Advanced or equivalent buoyancy appraisal
  • Be 12 years of age or older
  • Demonstrate good diving skills at an Advanced Level and be comfortable with self awareness

5 Lectures

  • Coral Reef Marine Ecology
  • Ecological Monitoring Program
  • EMP Fish
  • EMP Invertebrates
  • EMP Substrate types

Standards

  • Understand more about coral reef ecology and threats facing coral reefs
  • Understand various survey techniques used by reef managers to monitor coral reef ecosystems
  • Learn to identify key invertebrate species and how to record their presence along a permanent transect line
  • Learn to identify key fish indicator species and how to record their presence along a permanent transect line
  • Learn to identify substrate types and how to record them using the point-intercept technique
  • Learn how to assess coral health and bleaching
  • Perform EMP surveys in several different areas and input the data into the database
  • Complete all 3 course exams
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Requirements

  • Attend all 5 knowledge development presentations
  • Read and complete chapters 1-8 of the Ecological Monitoring Program Manual
  • Complete and pass the exam
  • Perform three EMP surveys (invert., fish, and substrate) at least once
  • Perform a ‘full EMP’ at least once
  • Enter data onto data sheets or into the online database

Includes

  • Conservation Diver Certificate
  • eLearning and Ecological Monitoring Program eManual
  • 5 Lectures
  • 3 dive trips / 6 dives
  • Full diving equipment
  • Lunches, fruit and refreshments
  • Dive boat
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Itineraries

  • Option 1:
    Evening, 1800h – 1900h:  Check in / registration

    Morning 0900h – 1100h: Marine Ecology Lecture + Inverts lecture
    Afternoon Dive trip, 1300h – 1800h: 1 Inverts Safari Dive + 1 EMP Inverts Survey Dive

    Morning, 1000h – 1100h: Fish ID lecture
    Afternoon Dive trip, 1300h – 1800h: 1 Fish Safari Dive + 1 EMP Fish Survey Dive

    Morning, 1000h – 1100h: Substrate Type lecture
    Afternoon Dive trip, 1300h – 1800h: 1 Substrate Type Safari Dive + 1 EMP Substrate Type Survey Dive

  • Option 2:
    Evening, 1700h – 2000h: Check in/ Registration, Marine Ecology and Inverts Lectures

    Morning Dive trip, 0700h – 1200h:  Invert Safari + Invert EMP
    Evening, 1800h – 1900h: Fish ID lecture

    Morning Dive trip, 0700h – 1200h: Fish Safari + Fish EMP
    Evening, 1800h – 1900h: Substrate lecture

    Morning Dive trip, 0700h – 1200h:  Substrate Safari + Substrate EMP

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Duration – 3 days

STEP 1: Make a Booking

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STEP 2: Complete Registration

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Included

Awarded a Conservation Diver, Ecological Monitoring Program certificate

Course includes 5 lectures

  • Coral reef Marine Ecology
  • Ecological Monitoring Program
  • EMP Fish Identification
  • EMP Invertebrate Identification
  • EMP Substrate Types Identification

We allow only four students per instructor. This allows us to maximize the level of training for each individual student and provide a personal experience for each student. Each student is always under the direct supervision of a PADI Scuba Instructor.

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The Conservation Diver Ecological Monitoring Program courses consists of 6 or more dives.

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During the trip we provide refreshments, fruit, water, tea, and coffee. Between the two dives there is a short break to enjoy the scenery, during which we provide a delicious buffet of Thai cuisine. If you have any special dietary needs we can take care of that request during the registration process.

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BCD, Regulator, Mask, Fins, Wetsuit, Tanks and Weights

Not Included

  • Transfer fees (to/ from Phi Phi Island)

  • Photos or videos (available on request)

  • National Park Fees

National Park fees are applied to scuba divers diving within the Had Noppharathara National Park

Start

Thai

Non-Thai

Day 1

240 thb

600 thb

Day 2

200 thb

200 thb

Day 3

200 thb

200 thb

Day 4*

240 thb

600 thb

*National Park fees renew on the 4th day
**Fees are applied to some snorkeling trips

STEP 1: Make a Booking

» HOW TO BOOK

STEP 2: Complete Registration

» HOW TO REGISTER

Additional information

Duration

Courses takes three days

Health for Diving

All persons engaging in scuba diving should be of good health. We strongly recommend students check out the medical statement to ensure they are healthy enough to scuba dive. Persons that do have a history of specific illnesses may not be allowed to dive.

Experience required

Must be Open Water certified to participate in this course and show Advanced level buoyancy skills

National Park Fees

The National Park Fees are not included. The National park fees for this course will be 1,000 baht for 3 days diving. National park fees are paid directly to the national park rangers at the pier before boarding the dive boat

Flying after Diving

Divers must wait at least 18 hours after scuba diving prior to boarding an airplane. Not allowing enough time between the last dive and then going to altitude is potentially dangerous

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