Reef Check Surveyor Application (Townsville September 2019)
Thanks for your interest in becoming a Reef Check Surveyor!
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.
We only offer a limited number of these subsidised PADI certified training courses each year and while we already think you are awesome for wanting to get involved, we cannot accept every applicant. Your application will be reviewed and we'll advise you of the status. Don't worry, there are plenty of additional opportunities to get involved!
PLEASE NOTE: To participate on a Reef Check Australia course, there is a course fee payable upfront of $495 (or with the Early Bird Discount $445!) You must hold an Advanced Open Water certification or equivalent, 25 logged dives (including 2 in the past 6 months). To join surveys, you will need at a minimum: A PADI AQF Rescue Diver certification or equivalent, 30 logged dives, current commercial dive medical (AS2299), current gear servicing for BCD and regulator, and access to your own SCUBA gear. You may choose to hold additional dive accident insurance. We will prioritise training for those who are ready to hop in and survey!
The theory portion of the course will be available to you via an online platform once your application has been accepted and the course has been paid for. Time will be spent on the evening of Friday 6th September to go through any questions you may have following completion of the theory exams.
Training dates include: September 6 (6-9pm) and September 7-8 (full 2 days for in water training). Note that there is an additional contribution of approx $50 to food & transport costs for the trip.
Location: In-water training is likely to be departing from Cairns, so the ability to arrive in Cairns for the evening of Friday 6th September is a must.
Please see further details at:
Applications close: August 23, 2019.
Your Full Name
Date of Birth
Please confirm that you can participate in ALL days of training: September 6 (6-9pm), and September 7 & 8 (all day).
Why do you want to be a Reef Check Surveyor? (<150 words)
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Briefly describe how your previous experience and skills would support your activities as a Reef Check Surveyor. (<150 words)
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