Sea Turtle Ecology

Sea turtles are some of the most enchanting and fascinating animals you’ll ever dive with. Discover more about them and with this sea turtle specialty program. You’ll learn to identify sea turtles species, discover their history and role in marine ecosystems, and threats to their survival. Upon completion, you’ll earn your SSI Sea Turtle Ecology Specialty certification.

Facts and Training Standards

Sea turtles are some of the most wonderful animals you’ll ever go diving with. You’ll want to dive with them even more after completing the SSI Sea Turtle Ecology Specialty program. This sea turtle specialty program teaches you the skills and concepts you need to recognize and identify common species of sea turtles, describes their history and role in marine ecosystems, and threats to their survival. Upon completion, you will earn the SSI Sea Turtle Ecology Specialty certification.

Minimum Age for Participation 15
Available as Junior Program Yes
Minimum Age (Junior Program) 6
Certification Prerequisites Not applicable / mandatory
Amount of Academic Sessions 5
Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions Not applicable / mandatory
Amount of Open Water Dives Not applicable / mandatory
Maximum Training Depth 30m / 100ft
Suggested Duration of the Training Program 3 - 6 h

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