How can I help with research and conservation if I’m not a scientist?
We make sure that the main part of our research can be carried out by any volunteer, no matter the background. We will train you to become a confident diver with good buoyancy, and teach you to identify different species or help you master whatever work you will be involved with. After your first week or after your initial dive course you will be trained each day until you are ready to take part in the scientific diving. This training typically takes two weeks, although people learn at different speeds. We take you out on identification dives in which we show you the different species and on land we will teach you the species with a lot of pictures and explanation of what to look for. Depending on how fast a learner you are, you can be part of the research team after two weeks of practice.