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Coral Framing Volunteers Wanted!

Join the volunteers for the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) in Phuket. We help restore and create arificial reefs in the Phuket region.

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Types of coral restoration

This can be done due to the fact that corals reproduce primarily through asexual means, and any individual polyp in the colony has the potential to create a new colony in the right conditions. For some corals, such as branching or bushy colonies, asexual reproduction through budding or breakage is a major mechanisms in which they spread out, and is referred to as propagation. We use something called two-part epoxy. Inside the tube, the two parts don’t mix and don’t react, but when you cut off a portion and knead it with your fingers, the chemical energy comes to life and you have a reef-safe product that can help you bond a coral or two pieces of rock together in just a few minutes.

  • Structural restoration
  • Biological Restoration
  • Physical Restoration

Requirements to participate

  • Rescue Diver Certification or higher
  • Excellent buoyancy skills even in strong current
  • Own transportation to the pier where the boat departs

  • You need to be a repeating customer or you need to dive with us on a regular day trip.

What you will learn

It depends the project and progress in the project what you will do.

  • The basics of Coral farming
  • How to build artificial reefs

Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) provides:

  • Instruction and Briefings
  • Working related equipment incl. cylinder and weighs
  • Diving vessel incl. food and beverage

Aloha Diving provides:

  • Rental Equipment FOC

Available Ecology Courses

The following courses are theory courses only. This one day courses are THB 2’500.

Marine Ecology

Marine Ecology

This program provides a general understanding of the complex and exciting science of marine ecology, which is the study of how organisms interact with each other and the environment, the flow of energy through communities, and the link between ocean ecosystems.

Coral Identification

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.

Coral Identification