Did you know...

Whale sharks are the biggest fish in the sea! The largest reported individual weighed in at a staggering 21.5 tons and 12.6 meters in length. In a healthy environment, they’re also known to live up to 100 years old.

Did you Know?

There are more than 3,000 different species of nudibranchs, many barely visible to the human eye! Some species can even store the venom from their food – like toxic sponges and hydroids – to use as a defense mechanism against predators.

Did you Know?

Ghost nets are one of the greatest physical threats to marine life. Every year, thousands of sharks, whales, dophins, and more are entangled in these abandoned or lost nets. When they drift onto our bays and pinnacles in Koh Tao, our ecoTrust team removes them as soon as possible to mitigate risk to our wildlife and coral.

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Coral polyps are actually animals that can reproduce in two different ways. Because of its asexual capability, naturally broken fragments can be attached to artificial reefs to nurse the colony back to life, or create an entire new habitat altogether!

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Sea turtles each have a unique pattern of facial scutes – or scales – that enables conservationists to monitor and track populations. Wildlife Monitoring Programs like the Koh Tao Turtle Program help preserve local populations and mitigate threats.

Did you Know?

Butterfly fish are actually masters of camoflauge! Their markings mask their eyes, and several species have dots on their tails to confuse eager predators.

ecoTrust Marine Conservation Diver

5 Days

This course is the perfect introduction to marine conservation, designed for:

Traveling volunteers: Your work will benefit our fragile ecosystem here on Koh Tao and your training equips you to join projects around the world on your next adventures.

Divers passionate about preserving their marine habitat at home.

Professionals who want to expand their knowledge, develop a toolkit to lead citizen science efforts, and passing the lessons onwards to your students and customers.

 

You’ll learn about the biological impacts of climate change and anthropogenic issues while training in conservation diving areas including:  

  • Coral ecology and health
  • Indicator species and environmental monitoring
  • Sea turtle and Whaleshark ID
  • Water Quality Analysis
  • Ghost nets and Lift Bag use

12,500 THB

The course price includes:

  • 10 scuba dives
  • Lectures, workshops, and training
  • Full equipment rental
  • Digital training materials
  • Join select ecoDives with us for 800THB for life
  • Certification with the Roctopus ecoTrust
  • Free reusable ecoBag

Monthly Extensions Available

We require a minimum 2 month commitment from all of our interns. Based on your university requirements, personal project scope, or individual goals, extensions with unlimited diving are available up to 9 months. 

You can also choose to add your Divemaster Training onto your program at a discounted rate!

Get in touch to have our team help build the program that works for you!

Contact us!