[Coral-List] Bonaire Summer Scientific Diving program

Rita Peachey RPeachey at ciee.org
Wed Apr 16 12:38:59 EDT 2014

Dear Coral List Members: If you know of anyone that would be interested in a summer course in scientific diving (Advanced Scuba + Marine Ecology Field Research Methods); please pass this notice along to them.  Thanks in advance.  Cheers, Rita Peachey

Summer 2014 Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
Study Abroad Program

Summer sessions I and II are full, so CIEE is adding a third summer session..

Summer Session III is 5 - 26 July offering:
Marine Ecology Field Research Methods (3 semester hr)
In this course you will learn to use scuba as a research tool instrumental to understanding the underwater environment.  You will learn to record, collect and analyze scientific data that are collected underwater.  The course will introduce you to research techniques with broad applications in Marine Ecology while focusing on using scuba to better understand coral reef ecology in the southern Caribbean.
Advanced Scuba (1 semester hr)
In Advanced Scuba you will expand your experience beyond the recreational dive level in order to participate fully in the scientific diving program at the CIEE Research Station in Bonaire.  You will learn techniques that will improve your dive skills and learn to respond to medical emergencies in or out of the water.  By the time you complete this course you will be eligible for certifications in Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, Emergency First Responder and Oxygen First Aid.

Apply online at http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/bonaire/bonaire/summer-tropical-marine-ecology-conservation/.  To get credit at your home institution: contact your study abroad office to assist you with registration and course approval.  If you have questions: contact Rita Peachey, Director of CIEE Research Station Bonaire at RPeachey at ciee.org<mailto:RPeachey at ciee.org> or call 1-800-40-STUDY.

Prerequisites: Overall GPA 2.75 or better, a semester of biology or environmental science and a nationally recognized open water SCUBA certification (or a PADI referral - you can do your check out dives in Bonaire).  The deadline for application to the summer course is 30 April 2014.

Director - CIEE Research Station Bonaire

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