South Pacific Coral Reef Ecology

Discover the vibrant cities below the waves

You will learn:


This comprehensive program looks at the ecology of coral reefs with 15 training presentation videos divided into 6 sections, including a fun quiz at the end of each section.


Section 1: Importance of Coral Reefs

Section 2: Diversity of Coral Reefs - Corals

Section 3: Diversity of Coral Reefs - Fish

Section 4: Diversity of Coral Reefs - Marine Invertebrates

Section 5: Mangroves & Seagrasses

Section 6: Threats & Conservation of Coral Reefs


Course content:

• Is applicable to all coral reefs globally

• Includes significant local context to reefs in the South Pacific

• Is illustrated by stunning photos and underwater videos, mainly shot by Ocean Ventures in Natewa Bay, Fiji

This is the course for you, if:

• You have an interest in coral reefs globally and/or marine conservation

• You have a general interest in our oceans and the environment

• You have a specific interest in the coral reefs of the South Pacific

• You planned an ocean-based trip but are currently unable to travel due to restrictions

• You're a scuba diver or a snorkeler

• You're a diver looking to earn a new certification (our specialty can credit towards PADI Master Scuba Diver)

• You're a student interested in the fields of marine science or marine biology

• You're an underwater photographer looking to improve your knowledge of marine creatures & basic ID skills

Check out this short preview video!

Course options:

This eLearning course can be taken either as a standalone program at US $50, or with certification in Ocean Ventures' exclusive PADI distinctive specialty, PADI South Pacific Coral Reef Ecology at US $95. We will deduct the basic cost of US $50 from selected diving courses and dive packages for anybody diving with Ocean Ventures Fiji in the future!


The course is hosted on the established teaching platform which uses a secure 128-bit SSL encrypted payment system.

If you have any questions please contact Matthew and Sara at

“I completed your new course and I really loved it. I can't wait to dive with you again so I can start identifying things! The course had the perfect amount of scientific info (for me, a lay-person!) and the taxonomy overview was a really useful framework to make sense of the biological structures.” - Zoe


“I have thoroughly enjoyed your PADI South Pacific Coral Reef Ecology Specialty course, which was very informative and a sincere joy; thank you for putting it together and offering it.” - Jean-Paul