Training Announcement + Call for Applications: Water Safety Training, 17-18 December, for Mawlamyine University

Upcoming training: 

This 2-day course will train participants in the basics of water safety and basic swimming.  These skills are important for anyone who would like to do research using boats, and are the first step in learning water skills that are necessary for snorkel and SCUBA diving-based research. The training will be held in Mawlamyine.

The training will be led by two qualified instructors who have previously developed this 2-day training for Myeik and Pathein Universities:

  • 1 certified Austswim Water Safety Instructor
  • 1 instructor qualified by Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association

This is part of the Gulf of Mottama Project’s work to build capacity for research in Mon State.


Open to interested Mawlamyine University faculty and students from Marine Science, Zoology, and Botany (or any faculty or student who plans to do boat-based research in the Gulf of Mottama area).

  • No swimming skills required
  • Priority will be given to those who are currently doing boat-based research, or who will be doing so in the near future
  • Must be available to attend both days (December 17 and 18, 2018)


To apply:

Any questions? Please send a message to FB page Myanmar Coastal Conservation Lab or ask at Point B Design + Training

Due to limited course size and logistics constraints, we can only offer this training to Mawlamyine University students and faculty at this time. We would like to offer similar trainings for Bago University in 2019, and apologize that we cannot accommodate more participants for this training!



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