SSI Coral ID

SSI Coral ID

SSI - Coral ID

Coral reefs are the building blocks of many ocean ecosystems. This program teaches you the skills and concepts required to recognize and identify common families of coral species. You will earn the SSI Coral Identification Specialty certification after completing this program.

Cost: 7,000Thb

Eco Objective
Understanding Coral anatomy and biology, identifying coral health with the understanding of diseases and coral bleaching.

What do I need to start?
You have to already have completed the Open Water Diver Course with either SSI or PADI. Big Blue provides all equipment, boat trips, etc., for the duration of the course.

Am I fit to Dive?
Read this medical questionnaire. if you can answer yes to any of the questions, you may require medical clearance to enroll on a diving course. Email us at if you would like more information.

How long will it take?
The course takes one day to complete and includes 2 fun dives.

Typical Diary
In the morning, you will be given a presentation on the ecology of reefs and how to identify and some of the biology behind the huge variety of aquatic life. In the afternoon, you'll put your new identification skills into practice in the water, and you will be amazed how much new and exciting life you will be able to find!

How do I book?
To book your course and accommodation please fill in your details here, listing the courses you are interested in in the comments section. A minimum 10% deposit is required to reserve your course.