PADI Marine Biology

PADI Marine Biology

Diploma



Duration: 30 Hours


ACADEMIC


Introduce all those interested in the marine environment, whether divers, snorkelers, and others to the basic science of marine biology and familiarize them with proper recreational diving techniques for responsible interaction.

The main objectives are:

  • Importance of marine biology, classification of the marine environment, biological interactions, and physicochemical conditions of the ocean.

  • Identify the main different groups of marine organisms.

  • Understand the marine ecosystems of the world ocean.

  • Provide knowledge of marine biodiversity, threats, and conservation.

  • Enable divers to plan and organize an adventure marine biology dive in a passive manner.


FIELDWORK


Dive One: Identify marine organisms of three different groups at two different depths. Descript the habitat and the main features of each identified organism. Identify the impacts affecting the marine biodiversity in the dive site.

Dive Two: Draw the bottom profile of the dive site with depths and distances. Allocate the different habitats and marine organisms on the sea profile and water column. Take action underwater for marine conservation by cleaning up or fix a break colony using straps.

DIPLOMA STRUCTURE

OCEAN ENVIRONMENT

Science of Marine Biology. Important of the Ocean and Marine Organisms. Importance of Marine Biology. History of the Ocean Floor. Classification of the Marine Environment. Study of Ecology. Biological Interactions. Physical and Chemical Conditions of the Ocean. Biogeochemical Cycles.

MARINE ORGANISMS

Total of 15 groups: Micro-Organisms, Seaweeds, Marine flowering plants, Sponges, Cnidarians, Ctenophores, Marine worms, Bryozoans, Mollusca, Arthropods, Echinoderms, Marine fishes, Marine reptiles, Marine Birds, and Marine mammals.

MARINE ECOSYSTEMS

Total of 7 ecosystems: Intertidal communities, Coral reef communities, continental shelves, Neritic zone, The Open Sea, The Deep Sea, and The Polar Sea.

MARINE BIODIVERSITY

Diversity in the Marine Ecosystem. Value of Biological Diversity. Threats affecting on Marine Environment. Strategies of Marine Conservation.  Marine Protected Areas: Spatial Protection.

MARINE BIOLOGY GALLERY

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