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Be a surveyor

We currently offer part time or full-time courses in Townsville, Cairns, Port Douglas, the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane several times each year. Please contact training@reefcheckaustralia.org for more information.




Upcoming courses

Brisbane: March 6, 13, 21 (6-9pm) theory sessions and April 6-8 on North Stradbroke Island Applications close Feb 27.




Sunshine Coast: May 8, 15, 22 theory sessions and May 26-27 day dives from Mooloolaba. Applications close March 26.




Reef Check certifications

Our eco diver training is a fun way to meet new people interested in reef conservation, find out more about our beautiful reefs, improve your dive skills and actively get involved in scientific research. At the end of the course, both snorkelers and SCUBA divers will receive a Reef Check EcoDiver certification and be eligible to join our teams of surveyors in the water, collecting the important data we need to better understand, appreciate and protect our reefs. You also get a PADI Reef Health Surveyor Distinctive Specialty certification. 

The Reef Check EcoDiver qualification is recognised by the International global network of Reef Check programs, which allows you participate in survey expeditions at research sites all over the world! (Some locations may require additional training to learn regional indicators).

Find out about the requirements and activities involved in training as a Reef Check snorkeller or SCUBA diver, or click here to discover what are surveys are all about!