IPB University Diving School Wins Award from SSI Indonesia


The Marine Science and Technology Diving School (MSTDS), Department of Marine Science and Technology (ITK), Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences IPB University received the "Ecology Training Center Award 2020" from the International Diving Institute, Scuba School International (SSI) through SSI Indonesia in early March 2020.

"We sincerely welcome this appreciation from SSI Indonesia. This MSTDS is one of our programs in responding to future challenges related to graduate competencies directly related to the marine world," said Beginer Subhan as Head of the Scientific Diving Laboratory of the ITK Department.

According to Prastiyono from SSI, this is a tribute to MSDTS who are very committed to educating their members and also the public about concern for the sustainable environment, especially the aquatic environment. MSTDS has been affiliated with SSI since 2013 with SSI Training Center registration number 741116.

MSTDS is SSI's Dive School in the first tertiary institution in Indonesia, which until 2019 has certified more than 200 new divers. Dr. Hawis Madduppa as the manager said that currently, MSTDS has five instructors consisting of lecturers and several marine alumni engaged in the marine conservation environment.

"The diving program offered can provide more competence for graduates of IPB University. Namely, Marine Ecology, Dive Stress and Rescue, Fish Identification and others. This competency can also support research activities, "added the IPB University Molecular Ecology Expert.

Besides, MSTDS also develops Dive Trip activities that are wrapped with the introduction of marine conservation. "MSTDS has also taken a dive trip in Pemuteran Village which is a center for developing coral reef restoration with Biorock technology and Menjangan Island in West Bali National Park," said Dondy Arafat, MSTDS Dive Instructor.(IAAS/YN)



Published Date : 26-Mar-2020

Resource Person : Dondy Arafat

Keyword : Marine Science and Technology Diving School (MSTDS), Department of Marine Science and Technology (ITK), Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Scuba School International (SSI), Award, IPB University