Ocean Explorer Course
Minimum 1 day
4 theoretical teaching units
2 practical teaching units
Aim of course
– to introduce divers to marine life and marine sciences
– to increase awareness for marine life
– to promote the idea of sustainable diving and to create multiplicators for these ideas
– to introduce important marine animal and plant groups and their biology
– to increase the everyday personal experience of divers for marine ecosystems on the
background of better knowledge on the interrelationships of its parts
Participants performance objectives
By the end of the course the diver should
– be able to explain why oceanology is a multidisciplinary’s science.
– have some notions on ocean’s formation and the geological time scale.
– be able to identify a small number local species (animals/plants)
– have acquired general knowledge on the species classification and the principal marine
– understand the most important modes of reproduction in the ocean.
– be able to distinguish the principal biotope finding in diving activities.
– have notions on the composition of sea’s water
– be able to understand the influence of the moon, the sun and physical characteristics of a
basin on tides
– be able to understand why currents are forming in the ocean
– be able to estimate the depth according to the solar spectrum
– be able to understand the notion of ecosystem.
– could explain simply the food chain and her productivity
– be aware of the anthropogenic impacts
Prerequisites for participants
– age of 16 years
– PTRD 1 Star Diver or equivalent
– valid medical certificate