SLSU (Southern Leyte State University) contacted Sogod Bay Scuba Resort and Plongeurs du Monde, who trained two university researchers to Divemaster level during the SPOT program.
The University of Leyte has asked Plongeurs du Monde to help it improve its marine biology program by integrating scuba diving-related training for its students and teachers.
SLSU's objective is to enrich its marine biology curriculum by integrating scuba diving training and to include coral monitoring and restoration, studies on Acanthaster or on fish populations in the province's marine protected areas.
The objectives of this program are:
To give SLSU total autonomy, we plan to offer Instructor training (OWSI) at the end of the 3-year program for the 2 Divemasters we trained during the SPOT missions.
Thereafter, SLSU will be able to conduct its own PADI training courses as required.