Conservation and Divemaster Training

Start from
Advanced Open Water
8 weeks2 PaxRp66.000.000/person*
1 PaxRp78.500.000/person*
Start from 
Rescue Diver
8 weeks2 PaxRp59.500.000/Person*
1 PaxRp72.000.000/person*

*exclude tax 10%

Program:

  • Conservation Project Design
  • Thresher Shark Conservation
  • Mangrove, Seagrass, and Coral Conservation
  • Waste Management
  • Community Outreach
  • Island Hopping
  • Divemaster Workshops and Training

What’s Included?

  • Field accommodation (AC, hot water, ensuite bathroom, 2 single beds each room)
  • Food (3 meals a day)
  • Airport transfer
  • 1 program shirt
  • 1 thresher shark necklace/bracelet
  • Pre-arrival training materials
  • >30 logged dives
  • SDI Divemaster Training Manuals
  • SDI Divemaster processing fees
  • Scuba equipment rental
  • All dive boats (speedboat)
  • Snack on boat
  • Alor Marine Park entrance fee
  • Seed funding for your project

Not included in program fees

  • Flights and travel costs
  • Travel and dive insurance
  • Daily spending money

Gain invaluable knowledge and practical experience in the field of conservation project development and management, as well as the opportunity to plan and implement your own conservation project in Alor through this 8-week program. This program includes intensive divemaster workshops and training.

Week 1: Participants will be introduced to the program, the Thresher Shark Indonesia team, the Air Dive team, and the divemaster training course. Workshops and practical work about tropical marine ecosystems will be given, including coral and seagrass identification and fieldwork, and mangrove planting and restoration. participants will gain profound knowledge on the Alor ecosystem and thresher shark conservation. For the divemaster training, participants will start with the introduction and program orientation, learn the diving fundamentals, scuba diving skill circuit and review, swimming test, briefing, and debriefing.

Week 2: Workshops and practical work on conservation project introduction and conservation problem identification will be conducted during this week. Participants will learn how to identify and map the conservation stakeholders as well as make a logical framework for writing a conservation project proposal. These courses will go along with the divemaster training on specialty diving: Navigation, Deep, Night, Drift, Nitrox, Boat, Shore, and Marine Ecosystem Awareness.

Week 3: Participants will be introduced to socio-economic conditions in Alor and the data collection methods. They will thoroughly design their own data collection method and go to the nearby village to put into practice their chosen method. Meanwhile, for the divemaster training, participants will start to learn the rescue procedures, First Aid & Emergency Care, oxygen administrator, accident management and reporting.

Week 4: Workshop introduction to grant types for conservation projects will take place during this week. We will prepare participants for their skills of proposal writing with workshops and practical works. In the divemaster course, participants will move forward to guiding techniques and procedures, shadowing and assisting, junior diver, beginner diver, experienced diver, specialty diver, and group divers.

Week 5: We will introduce participants to our ongoing projects and the chance to meet the Thresher Shark Champions teams who handle each project. Participants will start to collaborate with the Champions and work together on their own projects. It is time to start the conservation project they have been planning for the past four weeks. Participants will also start assisting the instructor in a dive course, academic presentation, and in-water demonstration for becoming a divemaster.

Week 6: Participants will continue working on their conservation project. In the divemaster training side, participants will start dive planning, dive site survey for advanced navigation, exploration, and logistic preparation.

Week 7: Participants will continue working on their conservation project, while also deepening their understanding of dive operation, booking and trip management, housekeeping, boat and logistics.

Week 8: It is time to prepare the participants’ final presentations for the conservation project which the participants have been working on for the past seven weeks. At the same time, participants also have to prepare for the final exam of their divemaster training. The program will end with a long-awaited snorkel test and the closing dinner party!