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Students dive in educational trip to Madeira
Marine biology students celebrated the end of term with an educational trip to Madeira.
The students spent a packed week on the Portuguese Island; diving ,vistining marine research laboratories, walking ecological tours, receiving talks from leading experts and spotting dolphins and whales as part of their field course and educational programme.
The trip also supported Falmouth Marine School’s Padi Dive qualifications with Kennack Diving, as the students were able to increase their dive time and diving experience whilst of the trip.
Marine Biology & Ecology Diploma Level 3 student Jasmine Clegg, received her Advanced Diver qualification a few weeks before the trip.
“It was such an amazing experience,”she said. “To get my dive qualification and then to use it in Madeira was fantastic. I’m so grateful to Falmouth Marine School for making this possible.”
Intern at Shark Project
While many of us might think twice about plunging into the sea when we knew there were sharks beneath us, it is a dream come true for Lauren Pestana. Lauren was given the incredible opportunity to work alongside National Geographic and Discovery Channel experts in South Africa, researching sharks.
“At Falmouth Marine School, I had the chance to do some great field work in some really scientifically interesting areas. I got to move to the other side of the country and meet new people who were interested in the same things as me. I love sharks, so to be given the support to collect my own specimens was an excellent experience.”