We want to make sure you're comfortable with foundational SCUBA skills before you join the Reef Check surveyor course, so course participants must meet the following criteria:
- PADI Advanced Open Water diver, or equivalent
- Evidence of 25 logged dives with 2 in the past 6 months
- Provide your own dive gear
- Fit to dive
In addition to at home study, and classroom sessions, you'll have the chance to put your skills into practice with four to six dives.
The course is valued at $1495 per person. However, Reef Check Australia heavily subsidises these costs for our volunteer surveyors and offers the course for just $495 for modules 1-3 ($445 early bird rate!). Think of your training as investment, as trained surveyors have the chance to join survey trips for FREE (or very reasonable costs for multi-day trips).
Please read our survey diver requirements prior to signing up as a trainee! Our Reef Check surveyors have additional requirements beyond those for the course. This includes: AQF Rescue Diver certification (or above), current gear service records for BCD and regulator and current AS2299 Occupational Dive Medical report. Please see our Dive Requirements page for details.
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