Saving the Reef And Endangered Marine Life Today

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The coral reefs of Seychelles is some of the most diverse in the Indian Ocean yet has been heavily degraded after the 2016 bleaching event. In Seychelles, several NGO’s and partners are working towards protecting and restoring the reefs surrounding the islands. Continuous monitoring by skilled divers is crucial in assessing the reefs recovery and the recovery of their associated species. Skilled divers are necessary to conduct surveys and gather the data required to monitor the reefs and implement adequate management strategies.

Seychelles has lost up to 90% of their coral cover and with most livelihoods in coastal areas are heavily dependent on the health of the reefs, making it crucial to protect them.
With funds often lacking and personal income low, gaining the Open Water SCUBA certification needed in order to join scholarships can be a struggle. Gaining scholarships and advancing as a reef surveyor is currently reserved for the minority. With our partners, our staff here can pick the top students of the current class and recommend them for being granted their Open Water certification through the Trust. Enabling these students to gain their entry level dive qualification would open doors for them with a variety of local organisations that are running marine programs.

Our project works on multiple local initiatives to tackle the issues, working with local government and top conservation influencers we aim to fund the training and equipment for locals to train as researchers and monitors under the ocean. By covering the costs of the Open Water Diver certification, the students can get certified with our local partner dive centre which offers up a number of opportunities including employment.

This project would enable local individuals to fully participate in Marine Conservation and find an employer, helping them with their monitoring program. It would create fully qualified SCUBA divers that know underwater survey methods and can start work with local bodies and start surveying reefs.

The coral reefs of Seychelles is some of the most diverse in the Indian Ocean yet has been heavily degraded after the 2016 bleaching event. In Seychelles, several NGO’s and partners are working towards protecting and restoring the reefs surrounding the islands. Continuous monitoring by skilled divers is crucial in assessing the reefs recovery and the recovery of their associated species. Skilled divers are necessary to conduct surveys and gather the data required to monitor the reefs and implement adequate management strategies.

Seychelles has lost up to 90% of their coral cover and with most livelihoods in coastal areas are heavily dependent on the health of the reefs, making it crucial to protect them.
With funds often lacking and personal income low, gaining the Open Water SCUBA certification needed in order to join scholarships can be a struggle. Gaining scholarships and advancing as a reef surveyor is currently reserved for the minority. With our partners, our staff here can pick the top students of the current class and recommend them for being granted their Open Water certification through the Trust. Enabling these students to gain their entry level dive qualification would open doors for them with a variety of local organisations that are running marine programs.

Our project works on multiple local initiatives to tackle the issues, working with local government and top conservation influencers we aim to fund the training and equipment for locals to train as researchers and monitors under the ocean. By covering the costs of the Open Water Diver certification, the students can get certified with our local partner dive centre which offers up a number of opportunities including employment.

This project would enable local individuals to fully participate in Marine Conservation and find an employer, helping them with their monitoring program. It would create fully qualified SCUBA divers that know underwater survey methods and can start work with local bodies and start surveying reefs.

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