Coral Identification

Cost: £75

Deposit: £75

The SSI Coral Identification Course is designed to provide you with an insight in the world of corals. The coral reefs in our oceans provide a colourful home to an abundance of life. The course is one of the SSI Ecology Speciality programmes designed to help you understand and connect with the underwater world. 

During the course you will explore the basic structure of corals and coral reefs; their various reproductive methods, highlighted by mass coral spawning.  Learn how to identify various coral families and examine coral health issues. Additionally, we offer unique sections focusing on cold water corals. 

The Coral Identification Course is a land based speciality. If you are a qualified Open Water Diver or a Snorkel Diver you have the option to add an additional open water session to the course. We will take you out on the boat to look at some of the cold water corals you have studied. Please contact us for more information on adding this to your course.  

The Coral Identification Course comprises of the following elements

    • Home study
    • Online academics workshops and presentations

What is included?

    • Digital Manual
    • Online Certification card on completion
    • Online Mulberry Recognition for study of Cold-Water Corals
    • Instructor time

We want you to get the most from your learning experience, so we keep our classes small.  If you prefer, we do offer a 1:1 option on all our training courses, just ask.

SSI offer a range of Ecology programmes to help you further your understanding of our oceans and their inhabitants including, Marine Ecology,  Manta and Ray EcologyFish IdentificationSea Turtle Ecology and Shark Ecology. If you want to learn more contact us about a Course Bundle, save money whilst learning more about the marine world!

Remember to check out the free Blue Oceans material on your SSI app or MySSI profile and join us on events to help protect our seas

Course Terms and Conditions


Cost: £75

Deposit: £75


  • Minimum Age
  • Academic Sessions
  • Open Water Session
    Additional Optional Extra
  • Trainer:

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Mulberry Marine Experiences Ltd

Registered Office
9 Orchard Parade,
East Beach,
PO20 0NS

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  • Wednesday
    Temporarily Closed
  • Thursday
    10:00 to 15:00 *see below
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    10:00 to 15:00 *see below
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    09:00 to 14:00 *see below
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    10:00 to 15:00 *see below

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