Four main units are the instructional objectives:
1. To describe the worldwide status of coral reefs according to Wilkinson and the estimated rate of loss of coral reefs.
2. To describe the principle threats to coral reefs.
3. To list and explain the effects of four land-based activities that are detrimental to coral reefs.
4. To list and explain the impact of seven ocean-based activities that are detrimental to coral reefs.
5. To explain what detrimental effect tourism has on coral reefs.
6. To explain the possible detrimental effects human alteration of the atmosphere may have on coral reefs.
7. To list and explain the primary natural stresses to coral reefs.
8. To explain the term integrated coastal zone management and describe how this may be applied to coral reef ecosystems.
9. To explain the importance of community-based coral reef management.
10. To explain what is necessary for coral reefs to be developed sustainably, and what benefits might arise.
1. To explain what factors/requirements are necessary to instill responsible environmental ethics among divers.
2. To contrast the attitude of guests versus customers and explain what implications it has in instilling responsible environmental ethics among divers.
3. To list seven guidelines for responsible interaction with marine wildlife.
4. To list three conditions necessary for appropriate wildlife interaction.
5. To describe 16 methods/considerations for supervising divers that minimize damage to coral reefs.
6. To describe 12 methods/considerations for improving diver buoyancy control.
7. To describe four techniques for improving training in buoyancy control.
8. To describe three techniques for improving training in coral reef ecology.
9. To describe the eight "take-home messages" to be emphasized when teaching coral reef ecology.
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Time: Up on availability to the participants (Cairo Time)