Start this exciting program in marine conservation with the PADI Open Water SCUBA diving course and become crusaders of coral reefs & marine species that are under threat through research dives and other conservation work. This comprehensive program addresses a plethora of critical issues in understanding marine conservation. Working closely with Reef Check you’ll learn about biodiversity and abundance of the fish, invertebrate, and coral species in the region. You will also work with the experts to build artificial reefs and give time to community work such as dive site or beach clean-ups. The island of Koh Tao also has some recycling projects that offer local insights on conservation projects at the grass-root level. Work on fish ID and season permitting, even some turtle research and data collection too.