USW students completing their BSc International Wildlife Biology and Natural History degrees visit Kota Kinabalu to study the diverse marine ecology.
In a weeks’ training course, our team of experienced PADI Instructors will dedicate their instruction for the benefit of the students to improve their skills for scientific diving purposes.
The skills and techniques, which are specialised to their data collection needs, includes underwater visual census (UVC) surveys of all fish and benthic communities, line intercept transects and coral reef cover.
We are introducing to their dive training, for the first time ever, underwater video surveys to develop their confidence in both skills in survey techniques, as well as peak performance dive skills to carry out their surveys. They will then analyse their data much more effectively.
For the past groups of USW students, they have witnessed the largest fish in the world – Whale Shark! We’re optimistic that this group will be as lucky, as this is the time of year they migrate through the TAR marine park!
For more information, get in touch with our Sabah Travel Centre, where we can create a personalised program for your group, small or large in number, to experience scientific dive training or similar!