Advanced Freshwater Biology Diver

Advanced Freshwater Biology Course
Minimum 5 days
15 theoretical teaching units
15 practical teaching units
4-8 dives

Aim of course
– to provide the diver a advanced personal experience of freshwater sciences
– to give comprehensive information on freshwater animal and plant taxa as well as their
– to educate qualified multiplicators for the idea of protection of freshwater life
– to teach methods of freshwater sciences which can be used by sports divers
– to increase the access to the complex interaction and the “tiny life” in the freshwater
– to enable the diver to investigate and evaluate water quality and its changes

Student performance objectives
By the end of the course the diver should
– be familiar with the general biological and ecological processes in the freshwater
– be able to identify animal and plant groups and their biology and interrelationships
– have worked on a freshwater biology task (project)
– have written a report on the project he/she had practically worked on

Prerequisites for participants (minimum requirements)
– age of 18 years
– PTRD Freshwater Biology Diver
– PTRD Advanced Professional Diver or equivalent
– valid medical certificate

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