Coral Spawning and Larval Culturing Programs for Reef Restoration

Coral Spawning and Larval Culturing Programs for Reef Restoration


Coral Spawning and larvae culturingPrerequisites

Be certified as an advanced diver under a leading diving organization (PADI, SSI, etc) (must include at least 1 deep dive)

Demonstrate proper diving ability at an Advanced Level and be proficient in buoyancy and self-awareness.

Be certified in the NHRCP Coral Nursery Theory and Techniques Program.



Understand the reproductive cycles of corals and their importance in maintaining diversity and renewing reef growth.

Understand various modes and evolutionary stable strategies in coral reproduction, and their implications with reef threats and restoration.

Learn how to track and predict coral spawning events.

Learn how to capture coral larvae and eggs and fertilize them with a focus on maximizing genetic diversity.

Learn how to culture and settle coral larvae using ex-situ husbandry.

Learn how to maintain and troubleshoot the flow-through larvae rearing ponds.


Coral Larvae Culturing ProgramRequirements

  • Attend 3 lectures on coral spawning and larval capturing and culturing
  • Perform 3 dives related to coral spawning activities (1) in-water histology and site preparation (2) Spawning observation and timing (3) Larval capture and fertilization
  • Assist in the fertilization and rearing of coral larval

Minimum course length 12 hours


This certification recognizes participants of the NHRCP for their learning and skill development while participating in the RCP Program. The price for NHRCP Students and Interns is just 500 baht per card, If you are interested in receiving this certification but are not a current NHRCP student please contact us for pricing.

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