The Ocean Quest – Sea Shepherd Dive Coral Propagation Course is a 2-day comprehensive module that is aimed at developing deeper understanding of the coral propagation techniques. Higher level of knowledge on coral handling and broodstock extraction is taught in this course. Site preparation, equipment and monitoring methods are also included in the course towards a common goal for rehabilitation and conservation.

The intent of the Ocean Quest – Sea Shepherd Dive Coral Propagation course is to provide students with fundamental knowledge on corals and techniques like reef survey, substrate and brood stock collection, coral rehabilitation, nursery site selection, building and monitoring.

This course is conducted in Panorama Diver, Long Beach Perhentian Island through our partnership with Ocean Quest – Sea Shepherd Dive.

Coral Propagation Course

(Certified Divers ONLY)

Coral Propagation (3D2N)

per person

Coral Propagation (3D2N)

per person

Coral Propagation (3D2N)

per person
The above packages include:
  • Double room with attached bathroom or dormitory (mix) with shared bathroom
  • All relevant materials and equipment rental
  • Free water refill and unlimited coffee & tea
Example Schedule for Coral Propagation Course
  • Day 1:
    • Theory & Videos
    • Site survey and snorkelling
    • Dive 1: Substrate collection
  • Day 2:
    • Dive 2: Coral fragment collection & Nursery development
    • Propagation
Can I enrol?

Minimum diving qualification for this course is Open Water Diver with minimum of 15 logged dives. Those with less number of dives or have not been diving for over six (6) months are required to do a preliminary dive assessment with the trainer prior to the course.


Let me know your certification level, the date of your last dive and how many dives have you logged. If you have not been diving for some time you will be required to do a refresher before you start the package. An extra RM150.

What will I learn?
  • Introduction to Coral Propagation
  • Corals
  • Substrates
  • Tools and Equipment for Coral Propagation
  • Coral Propagation Techniques
  • Monitoring Techniques for Coral Propagation
Course outcome

After completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of participation under Ocean Quest and Sea Shepherd.
Participate in any of Ocean Quest – Sea Shepherd Dive ongoing Coral restoration projects, and be ready to respond in case of disaster.

Program Days

The course is conducted every 3 days. Please inquire on the next available dates.


Please note a 10% surcharge applies to bookings on Public Holidays.

The accommodation provided is of basic, affordable and low-budget beach-hut style rooms and dorms. All our rooms are double rooms. Single is the price if only one person in the room is going to come diving with us. Double is the price if both people sharing the room are diving.

Extra nights will be charged at RM120 for a Fan Room and RM40 per person for Dormitory.

Panorama Chalet only allows 1 extra night for those who are taking one of our dive packages. Which means, you will have to directly rebook your extra nights with Panorama Chalet personally (+6019-9608630 Masron).

Meals and boat transfers

Meals and boat transfers are NOT included. There are plenty of restaurants on Long Beach. For boat transfer you can directly buy the ticket at the jetty in Kuala Besut. There are boats from 7am until 6pm (depending on weather) to Long Beach, Perhentian Kecil. The boats leave the island to return to Kuala Besut Jetty at 8am, 12pm and 4pm daily.

Confirmation of booking

To confirm your booking, we require RM100 deposit per person which can be paid into our Maybank account (only if you have a Malaysian bank account yourself) or via Paypal (PayPal has a service charge). You can pay the balance in cash or by credit card (3% charge) when you get to the island.

If you are a Non-Malaysian, paying using PayPal, we encourage you to pay the full payment because there are no ATMs in the island and at times our card machine and internet goes offline.

Please let me know which way you prefer and whether it’s a full payment or deposit and I will send you the details. For full payments, we offer a full refund if there is an unforeseen circumstance. As for booking deposit, there will be no refund.

Bookings can only be confirmed by email not by WhatsApp, telephone call or social media

We look forward to saving the corals with you!