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Manta and Ray Ecology

Explore the world of these graceful and unique fish species gaining a deeper understanding of them

Service Description

Mantas, rays and skates glide through the water, almost appearing to fly. They capture the imagination and when encountered it stays with you. They are a quite unique in appearance among ocean fish. The SSI Manta and Ray Ecology Course is designed to help you discover more about them. You will find out what makes a ray a ray, distinguish how they differ from sharks, look at their chosen habitats, eating habits and how to tell them apart. During your workshop presentation we include unique sections by Mulberry Marine to cover the rays and skates you can see along the south coast of the UK. We look at the ICUN status and conservation programmes you can be involved with to help them. Who is suitable for? Anyone aged over six who has an interest in marine ecology. Do I have to get in the water? No this is a land-based course open to everyone with an interest. Certified Snorkel Divers and Open Water Divers have the option to add an additional open water session. A ray sighting is not guaranteed but we will show you where they like to live! Please just ask for costs, location and details. What is included in my course fee? Digital Manual Digital Certification card on completion Digital Mulberry Recognition card showing you have focused on UK species Workshop and presentations across four hours Access to the free Blue Oceans material on registration with SSI. If you want to further your understanding of the oceans and their inhabitants, we offer a range of SSI Ecology courses including, Manta and Ray Ecology, Fish Identification, Coral Identification, Marine Mammal Ecology, Sea Turtle Ecology and Shark Ecology. Cannot decide and want to do them all check out the Ecology Course bundle for a saving. Every course helps us do a little more.

  • 95 British pounds
  • Orchard Parade

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

A non-refundable deposit of £150 is to be paid at the time of booking or the full balance if less than £150. Any course balances are to be settled fourteen days prior to the start of your course either in person or by BACS payment. All course prices quoted are for a minimum class size of two. You can opt for 1:1 training but this will incur additional costs. Course prices are for a set number of hours or sessions, any sessions required beyond this will be charged by the hour. Payment will be required in full before the session can take place. You agree to complete all independent/home study as required and specified by us, including reading, reviews and where appropriate online exams before your scheduled academic sessions and workshops. If you have not completed the required independent/home study you will be charged for any additional sessions that will be needed as a result, to avoid disruption to your fellow students. You agree to leave full days free for your training. Your timetable provides guide times for activities, but Open Water Sessions do not run to strict timings. You agree to be well rested prior to attending any training. If we deem you unfit to take part or are not advised by 09:00 that you are unwell, a charge for a repeat day will apply for training. You may cancel a Mulberry training course by submitting written notice via e-mail or letter - no verbal cancellations are accepted. The deposit paid is non-refundable and the balance of the course is subject to the following cancellation fees based on the full cost of the course at the time of booking: Cancelled with more than 30 days before scheduled commencement no further payments are necessary. If you made payment in full at the time of booking, we would refund the balance less the deposit to you by the same method as it was originally paid. Cancelled with less than month but more than 14 days before the scheduled commencement a 50% cancellation fee will be required from you, equivalent to the full course price less any deposit paid Cancelled with less than 14 days before the scheduled commencement you will be liable for the full cost of the course/event/activity at the price agreed at the time of booking.

Contact Details

  • 9 Orchard Parade, Selsey, Chichester, UK

    +44 1243 601000

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