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L'Estartit (Costa Brava) | JULY 8th - 13th, 2017

Learn about marine biology in the Mediterranean! This hands-on marine science camp combines diving (or snorkeling) and sciences in the surroundings of a Marine Protected Area at the heart of the beautiful Costa Brava: the Medes Islands. The camp is geared for students ages 16-18 year old interested in gaining basic knowledge and experience of marine biology as a study discipline. 


Get your feet wet in an adventure that will acquaint you with the study of marine sciences. After a general introduction to the most characteristic marine fauna and flora of the Mediterranean, you will do field work to learn how to identify and apply the basic study techniques used to sustainable manage these species.

All sessions and associated fieldwork are conducted by the Team of SUBMON, a marine conservation organization with extensive knowledge and experience conducting research, study and sustainable management of marine ecosystem, species and habitats.

The program is organized so that students can participate in the field work engaging in snorkeling or diving activities, depending on invidual capabilities and available certification. A program extension for students interested in obtaining a diving certification is available. 


Day 1: Welcome!

Transfer from airport to hotel in L'Estartit.
Introduction to the Camp’s objectives and to the program.
Distribution and fitting of equipment and materials.

Day 2
Physical characteristics of the Mediterranean Sea.
Introduction to coastal zones and underwater habitats.
Flora of the Mediterranean (algae and marine phanerogams).
Field work: Observing supra and shallow litoral habitats.

Day 3
Common Mediterranean invertebrates.
Guidelines and keys for species classification.
Field work: Observing marine invertebrates.
Round table: Sustainable diving. What? Why? How?

Day 4
Fishes of the Mediterranean. Keys of species identification.
Using guidelines and keys for species classification.
Field work: Observing fish.
Round table: Managing Marine Protected Areas.

Day 5
Study techniques applied to habitats and species of the Mediterranean.
Field work: Sampling and data collection of Neptune seagrass.
Round table: Practical applications of sampling Neptune seagrass: monitoring Posidonia oceanica in Catalonia.

Day 6
Closing and departure home.
PADI course extension (optional – conditions apply).

10% discount applied to bookings made by May 1st, 2017! BOOK NOW THROUGH THIS LINK


Next departure:

From July 8th to July 13th, 2017
Available places: 10
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