Coral reefs are the building blocks of many ocean ecosystems. Everyone likes to scuba dive or snorkel in warm, clear water on a vibrant coral reef, yet many people know little about what they’re seeing or the importance of reef ecosystems.
The SSI Coral Identification program teaches you the skills and concepts required to recognize and identify common families of coral species. It also helps you appreciate the complexity of these habitats and teaches you how you can help conserve these vital systems.
You must be 10 years old or older to complete the SSI Coral Identification class. There are no pool or open water dives required. Anyone, including non-certified divers, can take this course. If desired, it can be taken in conjunction with SSI Open Water Diver and the certification will be issued upon completion of SSI Open Water Diver.
Click here for more information on the SSI Open Water Diver Course.
This course is a part of SeaVentures’ Ecology & Conservation Program. Between now and September 2019, take this class and you’ll receive one free ticket for a supplemental experience at Georgia Aquarium ($35 value!). Check the Ecology & Conservation Program page for more details.
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If you would like to take this course but do not see it on our calendar or would like to schedule a different time, call the shop at 770-992-3772!