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Marine Biology Summer Course

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An Introduction to Marine Biology

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.

 

 Course Brochure

 Dates in August

 

 

Marine Biology Course Video

 

 

Course Schedule

Day 1
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

Day 2
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.

 

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Marine Biology Courses 2019 - Registrations Open

The Marine Biology Courses registration for 2019 is now open. The courses will be held at the 12th, 13th and 14th of  August.



Registration

 

 Registration Form

 Medical Screening Statement Form

 

Once you have filled in both forms and received the confirmation e-mail, you can pay via PayPal here.

Course options

Alternative Payment Options
Should you prefer to pay for any of the above activities via bank transfer please contact us on courses@aquabt.com



FAQ

I would like to have more details about the above course, starting dates, costs, etc.

For information related to the marine biology course please check the Marine Biology brochure and visit our Website and Facebook group.

There you can find more information about the dates, the costs, online booking, etc.

 

When will it be held?

The courses will be held at the 12th, 13th and 14th of August .

 

What is the course fee?

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€

 

 

What happens if I can’t participate on the 3rd day (field activity)?

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. 

What is the deadline for registration?

Every date has different deadline but you are advised to make an early booking by following the instructions shown in the Registration tab.
However, participants are advised to register and complete the payment at least 3 weeks before the beginning of the actual course.

 

How old do I have to be to participate in the marine biology course?

You will have to be at least 13 years old.

 

Can we participate with our whole family?

Yes, as long as all family members are older than 13 years old. Feel free to ask us about group bookings.

 

Will you be offering other Marine Biology courses in the future?

We are planning to offer Marine Biology Courses (introduction and advanced) every year. We also organise other courses. You can find them here.

 

Do you offer a scuba diving course?

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.

 

Could you clarify what the 3rd day (field work) will consist of in real terms?

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.

 

Is a medical certificate required or not?

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.

 

Level of participants?

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.

 

Instructors?

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.

 

Will you provide all necessary equipment or is anything needed?

All necessary equipment for the diving will be provided by and at the diving school. 

 

Is there some way the price can be deducted? (In case where people already have a diving licence and their own equipment).

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.

 

Could you recommend us any accommodation close to your facility?

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:

http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/mosta.htm

http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rentals/malta/mosta/r31186

 

Finally, you can choose to stay in a bed & breakfast near to our company’s city as well:

http://www.bedandbreakfast-malta.com/

https://www.airbnb.com.mt/

https://www.couchsurfing.com/

 

For each solution it’s going to be easy to come to the course by bus:   

http://www.publictransport.com.mt/home?l=1

 

Is it possible to pay via bank transfer?

Yes. Our account details are the following: 

 

HSBC Bank p.l.c.

AquaBioTech Limited

Account Number: 006-082119-001

Sort Code: 44 - 060

Swift Code: MMEBMTMT

IBAN Code: MT46MMEB44060000000006082119001

Branch: Sliema High Street

 

Could you give me more details of start dates and timings/location of the course?

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.

 

Address:

AquaBioTech Group  

Central Complex
Naggar Street
Targa Gap, Mosta
MST 1761
Malta

Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/SHtxtubZ5ao

 

Watercolours Dive Centre

Sliema Aquatic Sports Club,
Tower Road Sliema,
Malta

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
From Sliema : 203
From Bugibba : 31, 45, 48, 186, 203
From Rabat : 186
 
For more direction info please refer to this link.