Soneva Academy 2021


Marine life of the Maldives


4 (3 sessions, 1 exam)

Time involved:

3 x 2 - 2.5 hours, one x 20 minutes (exam)

Certification level:

Junior – Skilled - Expert




USD 150 ++ per module (exam is complimentary)


Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani, Maldives

In this course we will dive into the world under the waves. What are coral reefs, and how do they impact our lives? Learn all about the fascinating life on the reef, how it is currently under threat and what we can do to help.

There will be four modules in the course, followed by an exam: Module one: Let’s learn about life under the surface! Today we will learn all about coral reefs. What are they? How are they built? What lives on them? Through an interactive presentation, together we will talk about the incredible wealth of life that call the reefs their home, what life is like in the “cities of the sea” and the threats they are all currently facing. Module two: Let’s do some science! Today we will introduce you to the world of marine science. How can we help marine life by learning more about it? Why is it important? In the classroom, we will cover the basics of a scientific survey, focusing on the marine life of our house reef, before getting in the water ourselves to carry out a survey! Module three: Let’s see what we found! After yesterday’s in water survey, we will analyse our results together to see what we have learnt about the marine life on our house reef. We’ll have a discussion about the results and see if we can draw any conclusions through what we’ve learnt together so far. Module four: Let’s see what we’ve learned! Time for a review of the knowledge you have gained. Don’t worry, we will not make it too difficult for you… If you pass your test, you will receive a certificate. Also, we will show you what the next course (to reach the skilled level) will encompass.

We look forward to welcoming you on the course soon!

Laura Tranfield, BSc (Marine Biologist at Soneva Fushi)

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