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3 Marine Ecology Courses to help vanquish the COVID 19 Blues

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Stuck at home, bored, isolated, in quarantine and looking to add some fun – well there has never been a better time, below are 3 Marine Ecology Courses you might like to take.

Volivoli Beach Resort, Fiji's Premier Dive Resort is on hand to help and is running a range of exciting and informative Marine Ecology courses that you can complete at home in the safety and comfort of your own home without any need for face-to-face contact. With that said of course their team of experts are on hand and ready to help 24/7.

Everyone loves TURTLES……..right?

Marine Ecology Courses

Enrol in our SEA TURTLE ECOLOGY course to discover:

  • Different types of sea turtles (do you know how many there are?)
  • How to easily identify different species of sea turtles
  • How old they date back (some over 100-million years
  • Mating and breeding inc. nests, eggs and hatching (do you know what ‘thermal inhibition‘ is?)
  • Swimming and migrating patterns (did you know sea turtles need freshwater?)
  • Threats and conservation (did you know all sea turtles are either endangered or threatened?)
  • ……………..and so much more

Majestic MANTAS

Marine Ecology Courses

Enroll in our MANTA and RAY ECOLOGY course to discover:

  • Rays are also known as batoids?
  • A rays skeleton is made from cartilage just like a shark
  • Some rays can live in water 3,000-meters (10,000-feet) deep
  • How to identify a ‘cleaning station’
  • Some rays can produce electric current up to 220-volts?
    • Do you know what they use this for?
  • How many species of manta rays there are
  • A fully grown manta ray can consume up to 27kgs (60lbs) of food a day
  • How to safely and responsibly interact with manta rays
  • Smart ecotourism practices
  • ………………..and so much more

SHARK……..friend or foe?

Marine Ecology Courses

Enroll in our SHARK ECOLOGY course to gain an understanding of:

  • The living order of sharks
  • If sharks fish are
  • How we know the word shark dates back to the 1560’s
  • If a whaleshark is a shark or a whale?
  • What a sharks largest organ is
  • Why a female shark has up to 3 to 4 times thicker skin than male sharks
  • What is a sharks strongest sense
    • Hearing, smell or vision?
  • The difference between ‘ram ventelators’ and ‘buccal pharyngeal pumpers’
  • What % of its body weight do ‘active sharks’ need to consume per day?
  • Most sharks have 5-gills, whilst some have 6 or even 7
  • ………………..and so much more

All of these courses are fun, educational, full of interesting facts, and suitable for anyone, diver or non-diver alike, with an interest in the marine environment.

To register, enrol or for more information simply contact Fiji's Premier Dive Resort via email at simon@volivoli.com and we can have you underway today!

Our team is also on standby to help with your next Fijian dive holiday to explore Fiji's # 1 Dive Region – the incredible Bligh Water, known as the ‘soft coral capital of the world' and we hope to see you soon.

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Adrian Stacey
Adrian Stacey
Scuba Diver ANZ Editor, Adrian Stacey, first learned to dive on the Great Barrier Reef over 24 years ago. Since then he has worked as a dive instructor and underwater photographer in various locations around the world including, Egypt, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico and Saba. He has now settled in Australia, back to where his love of diving first began.
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