PADI/SSI Biorock Specialty Course



In conjunction with our Indonesian dive associates we offer an innovative programme aimed at restoring their reefs. The Biorock program is designed for gap year students, students looking for thesis and dissertation topics, people on career breaks and anyone interested in more than your average vacation! Certain areas of shallow water corals around the reef dependant islands have suffered damage by combinations of coral heatstroke, disease, land-based sewage, global sea level rising, over-fishing and direct physical damage. Help reef-dependent communities replenish their coral reefs.

Mission Statement

Restoration of degraded reefs and coastal habitats on a scale that makes a difference must be an active environmental priority and not an afterthought. A revolutionary new technology called Biorock® can make this possible. The Biorock® Process involves divers submerging a steel structure that applies a safe low-voltage electrical current. Divers will attach small pieces of live broken coral are then strapped to the structure and have been shown to grow at 3-5 times the normal rate while coral survival under higher water temperatures and pollution increased by 16 to 50 times.

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Biorock is a novel technology to create an artificial coral reef. We’ve been building steel structures and attaching a low voltage of direct current through when installed to create accelerated growth of corals, with increased resistance to climate change, coral bleaching and increased storm activity.
- Delphine Robbe

During your course programme, Academy divers will complete the following:

2 day PADI Speciality, Introduction to the Biorock Process:

  • Learn about coral ecology and the importance of coral reefs in the marine environment.
  • The course raises awareness to the state of coral reefs global and the need for awareness and responsible behaviour to protect remaining healthy reefs.
  • Introduction to the Biorock process and technology and why it is so successful.
    Identify damaged coral reefs, the causes of destruction and the use of Biorock technology for restoration and erosion prevention.
  • Learn how a Biorock works and why they are more successful than other reef restoration techniques.
  • Gain an insight into how they are advantageous in preventing coastal erosion and eco tourism.
Courses Included

PADI Biorock Technology Distinctive Specialty

Min Dive Experience

Age Requirements

Dive Equipment


Course Type

Biorock 1 Week Specialty, Biorock 2 Day Specialty, Biorock 2 Week Specialty


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If you have not been diving for a while, refresh your memory with the e-learning knowledge development. P.T.O.

Quick Tip 2


Specialty Course Certifications also count as one of five Specialties required for the Master Scuba Diver Rating.

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