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In addition to our standard group expeditions, Coral Cay is now offering tailored expedition programmes at our sites to school and university groups 365 days per year. The setup of these programmes is intended to offer more flexibility and adaptation of our programmes to the requirements of the class.
No matter how the programme is structured, a Coral Cay expedition will allow students to gain a true and pragmatic understanding of coral reef ecology, the community's reliance on them and the conservation issues surrounding these ecosystems, as well as directly contributing to Coral Cay’s approach to community based conservation.
Just like our volunteer ‘citizen scientists’, students will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of expedition life, including helping out with community educational activities and working closely with both local and international volunteers and staff.
Further training in both SCUBA diving (up to PADI Divemaster) and scientific surveying can be provided, dependent on the length of the expedition. Similarly, a slimmed down version can also be provided which includes snorkel training and surveying rather than SCUBA diving.
For further information, download our Group Expedition Guide below or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
'We spent five weeks with CCC on their Philippines project. We were a group of twenty students from Durham University, and despite the extremely large size of our group the staff got us all through the various training programmes successfully.
Fifteen members of our group had never dived before, but they were all fully qualified as Advanced Open Water divers by the middle of our stay, thanks to some amazing training from the CCC Scuba Instructor. The group also fully completed the Skills Development Programme, and everyone was able to contribute to the collection of survey data by completing transects.
The range of non diving activities was also really exciting, as we performed the 'Fred the Fish' puppet show, held an open day for local children and painted a coral reef themed mural at a school in the local village.
The whole group had an incredible time at CCC, with amazing diving (Manta Rays, Whale Sharks and Turtles!) exciting local culture and brilliant weekend fancy dress parties.
Overall it was a fantastic experience and I would certainly recommend an expedition with CCC to anyone.
Thanks so much!'
Henry Duffy, Leader of the Durham University Charities Kommittee (DUCK) Group.
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