Coral Transplanting Enthusiast Course

Cook Islands Tourism
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Cook Islands Tourism
Dive Rarotonga Ltd is excited to introduce their newest PADI certified course

Dive Rarotonga Ltd is excited to introduce their newest PADI certified course: Coral Transplanting.

This course was developed as part of Cook Islands Tourism’s Regenerative Tourism pilot programme, which encourages businesses that are already contributing to the sustainability of our islands to extend their positive impact by giving others the opportunity to participate.

Dive Rarotonga started their coral transplanting journey in 2018, then it gained momentum when our borders were closed in 2020. This course is done in a classroom setting and offers the opportunity for visiting certified divers to learn how they can make a positive impact on their next scheduled dive. The classroom setting also means that anyone can learn about the intricate coral systems, not just experienced divers. The aim of this course is to inspire people to learn more about the importance of our coral reefs and, perhaps, even become a coral transplanter.

A small team from Cook Islands Tourism were excited to be the first students for this course. The staff learnt so much about the reef ecosystems and now have a better appreciation for the pivotal role they play in protecting the fragile coral ecosystem.

Congratulations to Neil and his small team at Dive Rarotonga. This is a massive achievement and huge first step to bringing in more people on their journey and teaching more people on how can give back to our little paradise.

If this intrigues you to learn more, please get in touch with Dive Rarotonga [email protected] or +682 21873