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Coral Occupational Applications and Scientific Techniques (C.O.A.S.T.) Program

Kuleana Coral Restoration is recruiting young professionals to join an intensive summer course to get SCUBA certified, trained on coral restoration, and dive into a career with the ocean!

Dates: July 3, 2023 - August 24, 2023

Stipend: $2,000 per individual

*Half of the stipend is contingent upon completion of course requirements

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The Kuleana COAST program is an 8-week intensive course hosted by Kuleana Coral Restoration from July 1, 2023 to August 25, 2023. We are thrilled to invite a maximum of 8 early-career ocean enthusiasts based on Oʻahu to participate in a fully-funded professional development course at our Ko Olina classroom on the west side of Oʻahu. Throughout this accelerated and intensive ocean course, students will pair classroom learning with field diving and become proficient in Hawaiʻi-based coral restoration and conservation, in-water field techniques, and receive SCUBA certifications up to Rescue Diver.

  • Are you looking to start an ocean career in Hawai'i?

  • Are you passionate about coral and conservation?

  • Do you want to work underwater and with communities to protect our ocean?


Apply to Kuleana C.O.A.S.T. Program

for Summer 2023!​

The goal of the program is to prepare young professionals with important skills and certifications to start their ocean careers, through the lens of coral restoration and through a culturally grounded context. This program is targeted to provide skill-building resources to young professionals based in the West Oʻahu community, with preference given to Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in an effort to build more equitable pathways to ocean careers. We are able to provide a monthly stipend, fully funded certifications, and the necessary dive gear. 

Applicant Requirements

  • Oʻahu-based, preferably in West Oʻahu

  • Ages 18+

  • Able to travel to KCR office in Ko Olina throughout the duration of the course

  • Be able to pass a swim test

  • Have a strong interest in pursuing a career in an ocean-related industry

What you'll learn:

This professional development course will help young adults build their skillset for ocean careers. Graduates of the program will be trained and understand key ocean topics such as:

  • Classroom Presentations

  • Applied Workshops

  • Guest Lectures

  • Boat Training

  • SCUBA Dives

  • Community Events

Course Format

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