Ceningan Divers has announced the release of their online Education Centre, a new learning portal giving worldwide access to their conservation workshops focused on marine life and environmental best practices.
Ceningan Divers’ Education Centre offers those interested in marine conservation an opportunity to learn about a wide range of topics from marine life, coral reef conservation, and practical skills to help them improve their knowledge of the underwater world.
“With travel restriction in place because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we wanted to offer a new way to share our knowledge of marine life and the conservation of our ocean planet. As a small business affected by the current situation, we saw an opportunity to provide people something unique that they can access from their homes while still promoting our passion for conservation and supporting our team,” says Robert Scales, Co-Founder of PADI five-star Instructor Development Resort Ceningan Divers.
The Education Centre offers workshops covering: mola, mantas, turtles, tropical fish, coral reefs, mangrove, and more. The mola workshop is available free of charge while the others are $20. Complete all eight workshops to qualify for the Conservation Diver Certification Program. You can also enrol for the Project AWARE speciality eCourses available online for just $80.
“We employ 24 people each of whom is responsible for looking after their family. Beyond our innovative new Education Centre, the first independently curated online learning platform built by a dive operator, we also set up a GoGetFunding campaign, which has raised over $6,500 to help us support our staff to buy food for their families and essential services such as electricity and cellular data to keep in touch with others.
“For those who make a donation of $50 or more on the platform, we unlock our educational workshops for them – it's a thank you from us to them which also benefits the environment.” says Robert.
Features and benefits of Ceningan Divers’ Education Centre include:
- Free Enrolment to the Education Centre gives you access to eight custom-created workshops by our in-house Marine Biologist.
- Signing up to the Education Centre gets the first workshop on mola (sunfish) for free.
- On-demand unique quality educational programs available online.
- Take the popular Project AWARE Specialty or AWARE Coral Reef Conservation eCourses conducted by our team, including PADI certification upon completion of the course curriculum.
- A growing selection of PADI eCourses conducted by our team.
- Complete all eight workshops and receive a 1,000,000Rp Gift Voucher exchangeable to book one of our PADI Learn & Stay or Dive & Stay Package.
World Environment Day 2020 Initiatives
“With World Environment Day coming on 5 June, we will also be offering our ‘Coral Reef’ and the ‘Personal Challenges We Should Aspire’ workshops free of charge from 25 May to 15 June.
“We hope these educational programmes will help promote the importance of our reefs and how we can reduce our impact on the environment to broader audiences while people are observing social distancing practices and remaining at home during the Covid-19 crisis.
“Since we opened our dive resort in 2015, we have conducted annual initiatives for World Environment Day, however, with the current restrictions, it makes it impossible for us to present at local schools, conduct beach and street clean-ups or dives against debris.
“With our online Education Centre, we can promote the importance of actions and education to build a more sustainable future,” says Robert.
Ceningan Divers Education Centre eCourses and Workshops are now available online.
For more information about their other eco initiatives, click here.