The nursery development specialty course is a 4-day intensive training program. It includes a day of classroom presentation, quizzes, and knowledge reviews.
On the second day the students will be doing 2 dives. In the first dive they will learn about recognizing and identifying potential nursery sites. They will also explore and identify suitable substrate collection sites for nursery building. In the second dive they will begin nursery development. In between dives they will be involved in team planning and task distribution.
On the third day they will be involved in nursery monitoring and management. The students will be involved in actual nursery monitoring and management work at an already established coral nursery. 2 dives are scheduled for the third day. First dive will be quarantine work and nursery inspection. Second dive will be data collecting and reporting.
On the last day, the student will do their fifth dive and final dive of the course. During this dive they will chose to build a nursery or to conduct nursery maintenance work. An examination will take place in the afternoon of the last day followed by a certification ceremony.