What is Beautiful Oceans?
Beautiful Oceans is an exciting new training organization, similar to PADI or DAN, however uniquely specializing in coral reef marine science courses for dive professionals and their customers. Prior to 2006, if a scuba diver or professional wanted to learn more about marine biology, they would have to enroll in a college program or join an expedition (which could be expensive, time consuming, and beyond the scope of their needs with excessive information). Existing environmental programs did not fulfill their needs.
The founders of Beautiful Oceans are marine biologists, from the prestigious and world renowned McGill University, Canada, and have participated in numerous expeditions and conservation programs in the Caribbean. Their knowledge and experience are unsurpassed and their programs reflect years of education, training and experience.
Beautiful Oceans programs are available at the diver and snorkeler level and also lead to the distinctive Science Instructor rating and certification, designed to provide dive professionals with a detailed understanding in selected topics of marine biology, ecology, species and ecosystems.
As a dive professional, Beautiful Oceans Science Instructor courses provide you with essential knowledge and tools through an online e-learning academy to better educate your students and divers about coral reefs and the food web. These courses can be offered to snorkelers, non-divers and divers, can be completed in 1-2 days, and will enhance their coral reef experiences. If you're considering professional training with Utila Dive Centre, we recommend enrolling in the Beautiful Oceans e-academy prior to arriving on Utila and using your time effectively to read the digital manuals, view online videos, and learn more about coral reefs and marine ecology. Then when you arrive on Utila, you can collect your hard copies of the materials and will start applying what you've learned so far.
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