I have been privileged enough to earn the Coral Reef Identification Specialty from the actual author of the course, along with about 10 other students from various agencies, from PADI "Master Instructor" Dr. Mel Briscoe. Mel taught, mentored and certified myself and another MSDT as speciality instructors on the Honduran barrier reef in Utila in mid March 2008. I am really hyped about having had the experience of learning from such a reknown instructor as Dr. Briscoe. I mean who better to teach the course than its actual creator!?!? Either way I hope to share the knowledge learned from Dr. Briscoe and maintain the standard of education he imparted.