At Stellar Divers we have a passion to help protect, preserve and understand our Ocean world. Just think what you could do as a Marine Biologist, it is an amazing & rewarding career choice that is growing in popularity. The study of the Ocean and its complex ecosystem is vital for the continued challenges facing marine environments under threat from human activities.
Marine biology is the study of organisms and ecosystems in the Oceans and our Sea’s. This includes marine animals, plants, vertebrate and invertebrate organisms. The main aims of marine biology are to improve the understanding of the marine world and to understand and predict changes in ecosystems that are affected by human activity and natural phenomena.
We recognise this growing passion and so we have produced a bespoke diver package to give anyone wanting a career in Marine Biology the scuba skills you will need to compliment the academic requirements.
Our hugely popular Stellar Marine Biology Package includes:
PADI Discover Scuba Dive – Designed to give the participant a taste of scuba & the things to come.
PADI Open Water – UK Edition – This package is a hybrid of our fabulously popular Open Water qualification. It will give the participant a full scuba qualification yielding an 18 metre lifetime qualification & the ability to dive in a dry suit, ideal fro UK and cooler waters.
PADI Advanced Open Water – Naturalist Edition – This fabulous package will utilise the skills learned in the PADI Open Water qualification and give the participant experience in Digital Underwater Photography & Fish Identification, then they will gain knowledge of aquatic plants & marine life while taking part in our Underwater Naturalist dive. The participant will also complete the course with a deeper depth rating of 30 meters and enhanced navigation skills.
Emergency First Response – (Optional) This is a requirement of any budding Marine Biologist, the primary & secondary skills learnt in this course will give the participant the ability to give life saving primary & secondary care. The course is optional however it is strongly recommended that it is included.
Of course with the diving element under your belt to complete your journey to become a marine biologist, you’ll need a marine-focused degree such as:
- Marine biology
- Marine biology and coastal ecology/oceanography
- Marine science
- Ocean and earth science
Careers in marine biology are often research based, and while it’s possible to study a marine biology undergraduate degree and go straight into volunteering or a semi-employed position on a conservation science project, postgraduate study is common.
Entry without a degree is possible in seagoing technician and scientific support roles.
You can never have too much knowledge, the Marine Biological Association can be among organisations that you approach for more information & experience.
You can also stay abreast of marine news and developments through magazines such as The Marine Biologist and by following marine biologists on social media.
We wish you all the very best and whatever you decide & wherever you end up making a difference please keep in touch and tell us your stories.