Coral reef conservation

Project name:

Biosphere Expeditions (8)

Project purpose:

Coral reef conservation

Project activities:

  • data collection/analysis

  • teaching

  • scuba diving

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

2600

Marine

Oman

Middle-East

Direct benefits you gain:

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • publishes peer-reviewed science

  • publishes work

Accommodation:

Comfortable and modern liveaboard

When does the project run?

Facilities:

More information needed!

How long can I stay?

Requirements:

You need to be a fully qualified diver to take part in this expedition (minimum PADI Open Water or equivalent). 

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

The reefs boast a rich mixture of beautiful corals and a multitude of fish and other animals. This pioneering long-term study to map this unique underwater environment has already led to the creation of a local NGO (Reef Check Oman) and two protected areas. More such areas are planned and Biosphere Expeditions’ research data is a crucial voice for reefs and their conservation as the government develops the area. Data collection follows an internationally recognised coral reef monitoring programme called Reef Check, and will be used to help encourage the government to make informed management and conservation decisions within the area. The expedition includes training as a Reef Check EcoDiver. With this you are also eligible to apply for PADI or NAUI Reef Check Speciality Course certification. 

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Reviews & ratings

Matt Megill

The previous review I accidentally submitted before I was done. And I want to write the FULL REVIEW:

Diving at Isla del Caño was such a life changing, passion accelerating experience for me. I had done a conservation diving internship in Thailand before this experience, and it felt GREAT to apply those skills and field methods to another part of the world. I had a passion for the ocean before this experience, however this expedition solidified that I need to dedicate my life and career to the ocean and science.

Carlos is truly an inspiration. His fiery passion for the ocean is contagious. He worked really hard to put the experience together with the boat, the dive equipment, and the education. This expedition was a lot of hard work. We woke up really early went on two dives a day. We came back exhausted. But I really can't stress how rewarding the experience was. The fact we were literally advising and providing resources for the rangers protecting the island made me feel like I was making a difference in the world.

This will not be the last Innoexpedition I go on. And I will keep supporting Innoceana and promoting all the work it is doing.

Volunteer

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Matt Megill

Diving at Isla del Caño was such a life changing, passion accelerating experience for me. I had done a conservation diving internship in Thailand before this experience, and it felt GREAT to apply those skills and field methods to another part of the world. I had a passion for the ocean before this experience, however this expedition solidified that I need to dedicate my life and career to the ocean and science.

Carlos is truly an inspiration. His firey He worked really hard to put the experience together with the boat, the dive equipment, and the education. This expedition was a lot of hard work. We woke up really early went on two dives a day. We came back exhausted. But I really can't stress how rewarding the experience was. The fact we were literally kind of advising and providing resources for the rangers protecting the island made me feel like I was making a difference in the world.

Volunteer

An Experience of a Lifetime