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  Reef Check California Training Schedule  
Reef Check California Training Course details:

The Reef Check California Training course is designed to provide participants with the skills and experience to accurately complete the Reef Check California survey protocol. In addition to direct survey methods, the training program will address safe diving practices, techniques of research diving, sampling design and theory, general marine ecology including species identification and interactions, and the importance of monitoring to meet marine management needs. Trainings include a combination of class room and field sessions. Following completion of the training, all participants will have the skills necessary to successfully complete the training examination allowing them to contribute data to the statewide database and will be eligible to obtain a Reef Check California Specialty Certification (NAUI).

Course prerequisites:
  • Proof of dive certification
  • Minimum of 30 logged lifetime dives
  • Minimum of 15 logged dives in California or other temperate region with water temp below 68° F
  • Minimum of 6 dives within the last year
  • Minimum age of 16 on the first day of class
  • Completion of liability release
  • Completed reading of Reef Check California training manual

Participants must provide all their own dive gear including weights and tanks. All training and research materials will be provided which include the Reef Check California training manual, indicator organism ID cards (flash cards and underwater ID card), dive slates, transect line and underwater data sheets.

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  Trainings have concluded for 2014, our 2015 training schedule will be available in December  
     
  Training Classes for the General Public (new trainees only)  
  These trainings are for divers who meet the course prerequisites and have no prior Reef Check California experience.

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Location Training Code Date Note Cost Status Book Now
 
     
  Recertifications for Certified Reef Check California Divers
 
  Each year, prior to participating in surveys, certified Reef Check California divers need to go through a recertification course to learn about any updates to the protocol and to recalibrate their survey skills.

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Location Training Code Date Note Cost Status Book Now
Ft. Bragg FB15001 April 18-19th, 2015 4 dives from shore $0 Open  
Monterey MT15001 April 18, 2015 Silver Prince (3 dives) out of Monterey $50 Open  
MT15002 April 19, 2015 Silver Prince (3 dives) out of Monterey $50 Open  
MT15003 May 16, 2015 Silver Prince (3 dives) out of Monterey $50 Open  
MT15005 July 11, 2015 Silver Prince (3 dives) out of Monterey $50 Open  
San Luis Obispo SLO15002 June 27, 2015 Magic out of Morro Bay $50 Open  
Los Angeles LA15001 April 11, 2015 Magician to Catalina (3 dives) out of San Pedro $50 Open  
LA15002 April 26, 2015 Magician to Catalina (3 dives) out of San Pedro $50 Open  
San Diego SD15001 May 30, 2015 Lois Ann (3 dives) out of Mission Bay $50 Open  
 
     
  Institutional Partner Trainings
 
  These trainings are closed to the general public and require enrollment or membership in the specified course or partner facility with prior approval from an RCCA regional manager.

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Location Training Code Date Note Cost Status Book Now
Arcata **HSU15001 **April 18th & 19th, 2015 [Recertification] **Recertification for HSU students only. Mendocino spring surveys to follow. $0 Closed  
**HSU15002 **August 2015 **Training for HSU students registered in AAUS course only $0 Closed  
Santa Cruz **UCSC15001 **May 2015 **Training for UCSC students registered in AAUS course only $0 Closed  
Monterey **CSUMB15001 **Spring 2015 **Training for CSUMB students registered in AAUS course only $0 Closed  
**Mont15001 **May 2015 **Recertification for MLML, UCSC, and CSUMB students only $0 Closed  
Moss Landing **MLML15001 **August 2015 **Training for MLML students registered in AAUS course only $0 Closed  
Santa Barbara **UCSB15001 **Class/pool during semester; May 16-17, 2015 [field] **Training for UCSB students enrolled in AAUS diver course only; field session (six dives, overnight) on Peace out of Ventura $125 Closed  
Los Angeles **LBAOP15001 **summer 2015 [Recertification] **Recertification for LBAOP AAUS divers only $0 Closed  
**LBAOP15002 **summer 2015 **Training for LBAOP volunteer divers registered in AAUS course only $0 Closed  
Catalina Island **CIMI15001 **summer 2015 **Training for CIMI staff members only $0 Closed  
 
     
 

50% of class cost is due as a deposit at the time of booking.
BALANCE DUE IN FULL 45 DAYS BEFORE CLASS DATE.
REFUNDS GIVEN IF CANCELLATION OCCURS MORE THAN 30 DAYS PRIOR TO CLASS DATE, MINUS $10 PROCESSING FEE.
NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN IF CANCELLATION OCCURS WITHIN 30 DAYS OF CLASS DATE.

100% of recertification cost due at time of booking. Cancellation prior to 30 days of trip receives full refund (minus $2 processing fee).


 
 
Does my Reef Check EcoDiver Certification expire?
Yes. As part of our Quality Control/Quality Assurance procedures, your eligibility to submit data to our database expires within one year of your most recent training or recalibration training.