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.
Applications Now Open for Townsville Surveyors!
Expressions of interest are now open for our Scuba Surveyor training taking place on 6-8 September.
This training is part of Reef Ecologic’s Integrated Coral Reef Citizen Science Program, which is funded by the partnership between the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.
Once training is complete you will have the opportunity to join our Scuba Surveyor Team in the Townsville region. Spots are limited. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity – get your application in ASAP.
Applications Open for Gold Coast Surveyors!
Expressions of interest are also now open for our Scuba Surveyor training taking place on 6-8 September on the Gold Coast.
Long-term citizen science reef health monitoring is at the core of what we do. As such, this program supports regional capacity building and we are seeking volunteers who live locally and wish to stay involved over multiple survey seasons.
Once training is complete you will have the opportunity to join our Scuba Surveyor Team in the Gold Coast region. Spots are limited so get your application in ASAP.
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