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A stimulating three (3) day course organised by the AquaBioTech Group in Malta, including lectures on marine biology, the underwater life and the formation of the Mediterranean Sea led by Prof. Alan Deidun. SCUBA diving and snorkeling sessions with PADI certified instructors and marine biologists are also part of this course.
9.30 am : The coastal environment, habitats, vertical and horizontal zonation, species adaptations
12.00 pm : Overview of the major marine habitats and species within the Mediterranean
9.30 am : Plankton and major physical phenomena in the sea
12.00 pm : Introduction to impact ecology – overview of human impacts on the marine environment
Day 3 - Field Activity. Participants can choose one of the following activities
• Snorkeling session
• Discover SCUBA diving (includes two (2) dives - PADI certified course)
• Open-water SCUBA dive using underwater communication equipment
Professor's Alan Deidun biography can be found here.
The Marine Biology Courses registration for 2019 is now open. The courses will be held at the 12th, 13th and 14th of August.
Once you have filled in both forms and received the confirmation e-mail, you can pay via PayPal here.
Alternative Payment Options
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The courses will be held at the 12th, 13th and 14th of August .
The course includes two day lectures and one day field activity diving where you can choose from three options below:
1. Lectures + Snorkelling: 100€
2. Lectures + Disover scuba diving: 120€
3. Lectures + Open-water using underwater communication equipment: 120€
If for any reason you are not able to take the snorkeling or diving course we will reimburse you 80% of the amount of the value of the diving/snorkeling session.
You will have to be at least 13 years old.
Yes, as long as all family members are older than 13 years old. Feel free to ask us about group bookings.
We are planning to offer Marine Biology Courses (introduction and advanced) every year. We also organise other courses. You can find them here.
We only offer the scuba diving course as part of this Marine Biology Course and we don’t offer it alone but we are more than happy to provide you the contact details of the diving school we are working with, that offers a wide variety of PADI certified courses.
The Open-water SCUBA dive using underwater communication equipment will consist of a dive during which the students will visit and explore several habitats (namely Posidonia meadows, sand, artificial reef, shaded habitat, rocky outcrops and pelagic habitats) during which different flora and fauna species will be identified and observed. The use of underwater wireless communication (hearing pieces for the students), underwater ID slates, internet and stock photos and textbooks will allow the students to understand and enjoy better the life that a diver very frequently encounters underwater. The behaviour of marine organisms such as reproductive/mimicry/feeding behaviours will also be observed and explained during and after the dive. This dive is addressed to divers with previous experience.
The Discover SCUBA diving will consist of two dives – one in the pool and one in open water during which the students will visit and explore several habitats (namely Posidonia meadows, sand, artificial reef, shaded habitat, rocky outcrops and pelagic habitats) during which different flora and fauna species will be identified and observed. This dive is addressed to first time divers.
The snorkeling session will consist of snorkeling with an instructor in open water during which the students will visit and explore several habitats (namely Posidonia meadows, sand, artificial reef, shaded habitat, rocky outcrops and pelagic habitats) during which different flora and fauna species will be identified and observed. This dive is addressed to those who would prefer snorkeling instead of diving.
In the case that the participant chooses to take SCUBA diving for the field activity, upon registration he will be requested to fill in a Medical Screening Statement questionnaire.
This course is an introduction to Marine Biology. Prior knowledge of marine biology or scuba diving is not necessary, since introductory PADI-certified scuba diving courses will be offered to participants. Participants will receive course notes and a certificate of attendance. Participants in the Discover Scuba Diving course will receive a PADI certificate which is accredited towards further PADI courses and continued scuba education.
The lectures will take place at the AquaBioTech Group premises in Mosta and will be delivered by marine biologist Prof. Alan Deidun one of the most qualified Marine Biologist University Professors in Malta (Lecturer's Biography). The SCUBA sessions will be led by Watercolours Dive Centre in Sliema by a group of experienced and qualified English speaking instructors under the PADI guidelines.
All necessary equipment for the diving will be provided by and at the diving school.
The discount will be 15 euros for the use of your own equipment of the total price and it will be refunded at your visit at AquaBioTech Group premises. That effectively drops the price to 105€ for the course.
We would suggest you to look for a hotel near to Mosta.
Suggested areas include Buggiba and Sliema (the diving course is going to be held there) which are very safe and there is regular public transport (every 30 minutes) to Mosta.
Then, if you prefer to have your own place during the course, you can rent a house or an apartment in Mosta:
Finally, you can choose to stay in a bed & breakfast near to our company’s city as well:
For each solution it’s going to be easy to come to the course by bus:
Yes. Our account details are the following:
HSBC Bank p.l.c.
Account Number: 006-082119-001
Sort Code: 44 - 060
Swift Code: MMEBMTMT
IBAN Code: MT46MMEB44060000000006082119001
Branch: Sliema High Street
Τhe course will be run during three mornings, from 9:30 to 14:00 for the lectures and from 9:00 to 15:00 for the scuba diving session. Lectures will be held at AquaBioTech Group’s premises, in Mosta (see the map) and scuba diving session will be held in Watercolours Dive Centre in Sliema.
Targa Gap, Mosta
Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/SHtxtubZ5ao
Watercolours Dive Centre
Sliema Aquatic Sports Club,
Tower Road Sliema,
Google maps: http://tinyurl.com/lapfsxb
Then, to move at each place, you can use the bus, it is the easiest solution to get around, here, in Malta. You can find more details on this website: www.publictransport.com.mt/
How to come to AquaBioTech Group by bus (Bus Stop : Targa)From Valletta : 31, 41, 42, 45, 48