marine zoology

Know more about what surrounds you underwater

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Learn to identify the animals you see during your dives!

Knowing about marine life provides divers with important benefits in terms of safety, appreciation of the marine environment, enriching experience, conservation, and educational opportunities. These insights not only enhance the diver's personal experience, but also further the protection and preservation of the oceans and marine life for future generations.

Below we detail each of the beneficial and important points in acquiring this knowledge:

  • Safety: Knowledge of marine life allows divers to identify and understand the different marine species they may encounter during their dives. This includes knowing which ones are dangerous, how to act if they come across an aggressive or poisonous species, and how to avoid potentially risky situations. For example, by knowing how to recognize a poisonous jellyfish, divers can avoid coming into contact with it and prevent a painful sting.
  • Appreciation and respect for the marine environment: By learning about the different species of marine animals and plants, divers develop a greater appreciation and respect for the aquatic ecosystem. They learn about the importance of conserving and protecting these habitats, avoiding harmful practices such as irresponsible fishing and diving. This contributes to the preservation of the oceans and marine life for future generations.
  • Enriching experience: Diving becomes an even more enriching experience when divers have knowledge about marine life. Being able to identify underwater species and understand their behavior adds an extra dimension to the dive. Divers can get a close look at how sea creatures interact in their natural environment, which is fascinating and exciting.
  • Conservation and Education: Divers who are knowledgeable about marine life have the opportunity to contribute to conservation and education about the oceans. They can participate in species monitoring projects, collect scientific data and share their knowledge with other divers and the community at large. In doing so, they help raise awareness of the challenges facing marine life and promote sustainable practices to protect it.

It has never been so easy and fun to learn about marine life like with this course, taught by the PhD in Biology, Applied Ecology and simply Awesome scientist and diver Maibe Hermoso!

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