Dive into the world of marine biology.
Train to be a citizen scientist.
Protect the ocean with hands-on conservation.
Are you fascinated by marine biology and the ecosystems of the ocean?
- Have you ever dreamed of a career in marine biology, exploring underwater habitats and studying marine species?
- Are you eager to become a citizen scientist, actively participating in hands-on ocean conservation efforts?
- Do you want to learn marine species identification, underwater survey techniques, and contribute to real scientific research?
- Are you committed to marine conservation, looking for a way to protect the ocean, and make a tangible difference as an eco-diver?
If you answered "yes" to any of the above, our Marine Biology Dive Training course will be right up your street! It's your gateway to a world of marine exploration, education, and conservation.
Join us at The Fifth Point, the UK's only PADI Eco Centre, to become an amazing marine biology diver.
Marine Biology Dive Training: Foundations
Duration: 2-week intensive training
Your journey into marine conservation begins here...
As a budding marine biologist, we know you'll be eager to make a real impact in ocean conservation. Our Marine Biology Dive Training: Foundations course is designed specifically for you. You'll gain hands-on experience, essential skills, and knowledge that will set you up to enter a career in marine biology. This intensive training combines sessions in our dive centre training tank, course dives, survey dives, lectures, and online learning.
- Gain PADI Scuba Diving Certifications: Become qualified as a PADI Open Water and PADI Advanced Open Water diver. You'll also complete additional PADI Specialty certifications in Drysuit, AWARE eco-diver, and Dive Against Debris.
- Learn conservation practices for divers: Follow responsible diving guidelines, fine-tune your buoyancy control, dive with eco-friendly equipment and interact with marine life responsibly.
- Conduct Dive Against Debris Surveys: Participate in hands-on conservation, removing litter from the ocean and contributing valuable data.
- Dive in Marine Reserves in Northumberland and the Borders: Explore amazing dive sites teeming with life and understand the rules that protect them.
- Develop marine species ID and survey techniques: Master the art of identifying key marine species and conducting underwater surveys.
- Apply Human Factors in Diving: Based on the incredible research of The Human Diver, you'll practice psychological safety, teamwork, and communication skills that are essential for marine biologists during research projects and surveys.
Dive into Northumberland's rich marine ecosystem with Marine Biology Dive Training
Training in the UK, especially in Northumberland, offers an unparalleled diving experience. Forget tropical destinations - Northumberland's marine life is rich, diverse, and waiting to be explored.
Why Train in the UK with The Fifth Point?
- Master challenging conditions: Learning to dive in the UK prepares you to dive anywhere in the world. UK conditions build skills and confidence for aspiring marine biologists.
- Encounter diverse marine life: Get up close and personal with lobsters, nudibranchs, octopus, beautiful coral, and some cheeky grey seals. Northumberland's marine life is a hidden treasure.
- Explore conservation areas: Dive in Northumberland's designated conservation sites like St Abbs Voluntary Marine Reserve and St Mary's Island Nature Reserve.
- Join our conservation community: Be part of a team of divers who actively participate in marine conservation and citizen science.
CITIZEN SCIENTIST TRAINING
DIVE UNIQUE UK LOCATIONS
"WOW! I’m buzzing! I even removed a plastic bottle on my first dive . It was epic! It's unlike anything I’ve ever experienced."
What's involved in the Marine Biology Dive Training: Foundations program?
- Online Study Prior to Attending the Course: Work through comprehensive PADI eLearning modules and get introduced to vital marine conservation topics. This self-paced online study lays the foundation for your hands-on training and prepares you for the exciting world of marine biology.
- Confined Water Sessions: Learn the basics of scuba diving in our on site training tank. Build your confidence and fine-tune your buoyancy control—a critical skill for marine biologists working in underwater research and exploration.
- Open Water Dives: Explore Northumberland's breathtaking shore and boat diving sites. Experience the diverse marine life and unique underwater landscapes that make this region a hidden gem for eco-divers.
- Survey Dives: Engage in hands-on conservation by removing rubbish from the ocean and reporting your findings to the PADI AWARE Foundation. These surveying techniques are essential for marine biologists focused on environmental protection and restoration.
- Marine ID Dives: Practice identifying fish, invertebrates, and plants during specialized marine ID dives. Understanding marine species identification is a core skill for marine biologists conducting research and analysis.
- Classroom Sessions: Deepen your knowledge of Northumberland's marine life and learn how to work effectively as a team in our interactive classroom sessions. Collaboration and teamwork are vital for successful marine biology projects and expeditions.
Our Marine Biology Dive Training is a comprehensive training program, tailored to the unique needs of aspiring marine biologists like you. You'll gain the practical experience and expertise needed to launch your career in marine biology.
Meet your instructor team
You'll be learning from some of the UK's most talented Dive Pros. Each member of our team brings unique skills and experiences to the table, and together, they form a powerhouse of knowledge and expertise.
Nic is a PADI Course Director and passionate about ocean protection. She's well known for flying the flag for eco-concious diving.
Jim is a PADI Master Instructor with a degree in Zoology. He can help you develop your diving and marine ID skills preparing you for amazing dives.