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Big Blue Conservation - Specialty Courses

Sidemount certWell why not try a different configuration, wearing your tanks on the side of your body will create less drag through the water. And if trained in penetration diving can make getting through tight spaces easier. A course that can be combined with others such as Solo diver and Research diver, which may require longer bottom times so ultimately more gas needed. 

Sea Turtle eco certSea Turtles, play such in important roles withi the oceans ecosystem. This program teaches you the skills and concepts required to recognize and identify common species of sea turtles, describes their history and role in marine ecosystems, and threats to their survival. You will earn the SSI Sea Turtle Ecology Specialty certification after completing this program.



project aware certProject AWARE Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to conserve underwater environments through education, advocacy and action. All donations made to Project AWARE help to combat the challenges facing the aquatic environment, such as providing tourist information on minimising their impact, supporting critical beach and underwater clean up events around the world, classrooms and materials for education, other specialist projects such as our Constrcuted Wetland project, and help to set up coral reef monitoring programmes as performed by Big Blue Diving.

BSAC marine conservationBSAC Marine Conservation Speciality Diving Course is the first of BSAC's ecological minded courses. As divers, we are in the prime position to help our reefs remain the paradise they are today. To help educate and alert divers of the problems affecting the reefs, Big Blue Conservation has helped construct a new speciality supported by BSAC on Marine conservation. As an observational sport, knowing a little more about what you see underwater and improving your buoyancy skills and air consumtion will help influence low-impact diving.

SC NVTo be an independent diver, it's vital to be able to navigate underwater. Just like on land, underwater navigation is a combination of using natural landmarks and compass work. The SSI Navigation course will teach you how to navigate with a compass and how to apply natural navigation skills. You will also learn how to estimate distances, navigate different search patterns, find your way to different marking points and to get back to the exit point at any time.