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Marine Scientist Training - Costa Rica

Pays d’action: Costa Rica, Amérique latine et Caraïbes
Type d’activité: Insertion professionnelle, Ecovolontariat
Calling all ocean lovers! Join one of our teams on the beautiful Pacific coast of Costa Rica and gain internationally recognised scuba diving qualifications and marine science training. This exclusive 10-week course trains you up to become a PADI Divemaster with a focus on marine conservation. You will also take part in the ongoing reef surveys which help to monitor the health of the ocean.

Description du projet et du rôle des volontaires

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    Meet a bunch of new friends with a shared interest in travel and the environment
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    Soak up the "Pura Vida" lifestyle on the stunning Pacific coast
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    Earn additional speciality certifications in Marine Conservation
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    Complete your PADI Open Water, Advanced, Rescue and Divemaster qualifications
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    Train to save the reefs and make island protection your career with real experience and full qualification

Week 1 – PADI Open Water and Advanced
During your first week you undertake both your Open Water and Advanced Open Water PADI dive training with experienced professional trainers from the dive school!

Week 2: PADI Marine Conservation and Research
Armed with your new certifications, week two marks the beginning of your conservation training when you will learn different research and survey techniques including fish and reef biology. You will also have the chance to put your new skills to the test this week as you help on one of the many reef surveys taking place.

Week 3: PADI Nudibranch Awareness specialty and reef surveys
Nudibranchs are some of the smallest most interesting inhabitants of the reef and you will learn about their different behaviours and identification of some local species. As part of this week you will head out onto the reef and complete dives looking for local nudibranch species, as well as continue with the reef surveys from the previous week.

Week 4: PADI AWARE Shark specialty and REEF surveys
Sharks are crucial to marine ecosystems. This course teaches you about the value of sharks and what is causing the rapid loss of shark populations. By the end of this week you will also complete your reef surveys and input the data into the international database, helping to monitor the long term health of the reef and the marine life it supports!

Week 5: Dive Safety Training and Emergency First Response
Knowing what to do in the event of an emergency is crucial to your dive progression. This week you will complete both your PADI Emergency First Responder and Rescue Diver certifications. This training will complete your recreational dive training and prepare you for your first step into the world of being a professional diver!

Week 6: Marine Scientist Specialties
Your marine science training is about to come full circle as you continue with ongoing conservation work this week. Additionally, you will expand upon what you have learned, completing two distinctive PADI certifications: PADI Sponge ecology & PADI Octopus ecology.

Weeks 7-10: Divemaster
You will now begin your Divemaster training, the first professional dive qualification and an absolute must for all budding marine scientists. Your training during this phase will become much more hands-on as you learn to become a leader and take charge of activities. A large part of your training at this stage will include assisting live clients at this 5 Star PADI Centre, as you develop your teaching skills.

L’organisation de volontariat se présente

Our mission is to help young people become global citizens through authentic, responsible travel experiences which aid self-discovery and personal development.Through our range of school group trips, gap year programs, volunteering and professional development courses, we aim to provide a unique collection of travel styles designed for different stages of life.We constantly strive to deliver the best possible experiences for our customers and are guided by three core values:Community Nurturing a community of like-minded individuals and expert guides who share an enthusiasm for exploration and making a positive impactMeaningful Travel Transformative experiences which blend cultural immersion, meaningful service projects, and thrilling expeditions for those seeking more from their journeyBeyond the Ordinary Thoughtfully designed journeys to inspire personal growth, cultural understanding, and a deep connection to the global community
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Fiche technique de la mission

Pays d’action :
Costa Rica, Amérique latine et Caraïbes
Type d'activité :
Insertion professionnelle,Ecovolontariat
Durée de la mission :
Minimum: 4 semaines / 1 Mois
Maximum: 3 mois
Frais de participation à la mission :
(contacter l’organisation pour une liste de prix complète)
4 semaines/1 mois : 4750 €
3 mois : 8750 €
Pourquoi payer pour faire du volontariat ?

* Toutes les indications de prix sont fournies par l’organisation de volontariat sans garantie. Si l’organisation ne facture pas en Euros, les prix réels peuvent varier en fonction du cours de change.
Disponibilité de la mission :
Usually January, April, June & November
Age minimum :
18 ans
Age maximum :
pas d'âge maximum
Placement individuelle ou en groupe ?
Individuelle / Groupe
Maîtrise de langues :
Qualifications particulières :
This program is perfect for anyone interested in marine science and helping to protect the world's oceans. There are no prerequisites to join the course and it therefore appeals to a wide range of people, from those looking for practical experience to compliment their studies, to others wishing to gain experience and qualifications in a brand new field.
Hébergement & repas :
You will be staying at a local home-stay close to the dive centre with other members of your group, a short walk from the Dive Centre. You will be provided with breakfast and dinner every day during the dive training (lunch at your own expense). The food will be mostly local dishes, which are known for being flavourful with a high reliance on fresh fruits, vegetables, rice and beans.

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