The Great Annual Fish Count (GAFC) is a fun way to learn about local oceans. Every July, divers, and snorkelers across the world join to learn about marine diversity and conduct fish surveys as a part of REEF's ongoing Volunteer Fish Survey Project. The GAFC is only a catalyst to introduce divers/snorkelers and the general public to volunteer fish monitoring. Data are needed year-round, not just during the month of July.
EcoPro Training Center as REEF Conservation Partner in IORS Region, is organising two events.
A one-week safari trip includes 7 nights in a shared cabin, 6 days of diving, and free nitrox. Daily marine biology classes (i.e. Coral Reefs, Reef Fishes, Sea Turtles, Sharks, UW Laser Photo Grammetry & Marine Mammal Observations) will be available. A free course on marine conservation is included. The divers will enroll in the marine surveys on coral bleaching, reef check, sea turtles, marine mammals, and shark ecology).
A certificate of participation and a statement with 20 hours of credit will be introduced.
The resort is located 20km south of Marsa Alam, Red Sea, Egypt. The accommodation is include soft all-inclusive in a double room + classroom rent + transportation from Port Ghalib/ resort and resort/ airport + BBQ on the beach.
Other activities include: REEF Fish ID Class, REEF Fish Survey by boat (diving) and onshore (snorkeling), BBQ, Kickoff Party, Mangrove eco-expedition, coastal habitats