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Manta and Ray Ecology

The SSI Ecology courses, are the perfect companion for a diving-free time. You can also use them to prepare for your next diving holiday.

The Ecology courses are digital-only courses that you can read online or on your app. Of course, the DiveWinns team is available to answer any questions you may have!

Manta and Ray Ecology is about truly extraordinary marine life.

Course description:

Aren’t rays sharks? Are they? What is the difference and how do I tell?

How do I distinguish between the common species?

Mantas or devil rays. Whoever has seen them once never forgets this encounter.

What role do rays play economically in the countries as a tourist factor? What are the risks and opportunities?

A case study: Lamakera, Indonesia. How the protection of the manta rays has paid off economically.

What role does tourism have on the conservation of manta rays and other rays?

What threatens these fascinating sea creatures and what can we do to protect them?

Post-course credentials:

The course concludes with SSI Manta and Ray Ecology certification, which counts towards the Advanced Open Water recognition level or further levels of experience. 24 logged dives and 4 specialty courses and you will reach the level of SSI Advanced Open Water Divers.

After the course you will have learnt many interesting facts about the interrelationships of the sea and understand more about its inhabitants.

170 €

  • Digital Training
  • Certification
  • Certification card

Theory: The Ecology courses are digital-only trainings. Once you have worked through the course and taken the final test, we will certify you as a Manta and Ray Ecology Specialist.

You will need to register with SSI so that we can unlock the course for you. Just click on the button above to register.




Digital teaching material
Certification card after successful completion of the course