[Coral-List] ECO Internship in Bali

Niels Rijneveld niels at blueseasonbali.com
Thu Mar 29 18:57:52 EDT 2012

Dear Coral Listers, 


Five Star PADI CDC Blue Season Bali <http://www.blueseasonbali.com/>  has
launched a new ECO Internship <http://www.eco-internships.com/>  this year.
This 4 week program will be conducted throughout 2012. There is a
possibility to stay longer than just 4 weeks, or combine the ECO Internship
with one of our professional <http://www.idc-bali-internships.com/>  dive

The program comprises different components. Every week, half a day will be
spent on lectures in our purpose built class room. The topics we will
discuss are: coral biology, other reef inhabitants (verts/inverts), coral
reef ecology, and threats and protection of coral reefs.
Moreover, a free PADI course will be offered to our students. For example,
if a student is PADI Open Water certified, he or she gets the PADI Advanced
course included in the internship. Also, we will offer 5 PADI Specialty
Courses: Project AWARE, Project AWARE Coral Reef Conservation, AWARE Fish
ID, Underwater Naturalist and AWARE Shark Conservation. Accommodation and
lunch on diving days is included in the price of the program.

The majority of the time however, will be dedicated to hands-on coral
research. Using the CoralWatch <http://www.coralwatch.org/>  method we will
survey different reefs in Bali. This research is particularly suitable for
Bachelor and/or Master students with no previous experience in coral
research. The combination of lectures, PADI Specialties and the actual coral
research in Bali will offer students a great opportunity to experience
firsthand what it is like to be a marine biologist.

With our internship we try to focus on all level divers, gap-year and
university students. If there is enough interest for the program this year,
we will be working on a 2nd level internship, where we are planning to
conduct a more advanced research (ReefCheck fish surveys). More information
can be found on our website http://www.eco-internships.com
<http://www.eco-internships.com/>  or contact me directly at
niels at blueseasonbali.com.  

As I mentioned before, this is a new internship at Blue Season Bali. Should
you be interested in our program, there will be a possibility to talk about
additional curriculum components which might fit better in your curriculum.
This will give your students the opportunity to receive credits if they
successfully finish the internship. Otherwise, we will also be happy to
welcome your students during (summer) holidays to give them more experience
in coral reef research. If you'd wish to bring our internship to the
attention of your students, you can find a poster in A3 format available for
download here
> . 

I am looking forward to your reply


Best regards,


Niels Rijneveld M.Sc


ECO Internship Manager


Marine Biologist

PADI OWSI #287258

Blue Season Bali R6570
PADI Career Development Center

Awarded "Outstanding Dive Business 2010" by PADI Asia Pacific
Awarded "Commitment to Instructor Development 2010" by PADI Asia Pacific

Jalan Danau Poso, Gang Wanasari 3B,

Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:       +62 361 282574 or 270842
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