Survey on Scientific Divers (2018-2019 edition)
Scientific diving is the use of underwater diving techniques by scientists to perform work underwater in the direct pursuit of scientific knowledge. Scientific divers are normally qualified scientists first and divers second, who use diving equipment and techniques as their way to get to the location of their fieldwork.

Help us to outline the profile of scientific divers and the main methodologies they apply. Results of this survey will be public available to improve and update the training of scientific divers, to enhance international collaborations and increase safety at work.

Please fill the questionnaire within the 31th of January, 2019. It will take few minutes.

This is an initiative developed within the frame of the EU project Green Bubbles (

The following experts contributed to the formulation of the questionnaire and / or its dissemination:
Massimo Ponti (University of Bologna, Reef Check Italia onlus and Italian Association of Scientific Divers, Italy)
Carlo Cerrano (Polytechnic University of Marche, Reef Check Italia onlus and Italian Association of Scientific Divers, Italy)
Eva Turicchia (University of Bologna, Reef Check Italia onlus and Italian Association of Scientific Divers, Italy)
Leo Lai Chan (Sea Dweller Underwater Academy, State Key Laboratory of Marine Pollution, City University of Hong Kong)
Carlo Beltrame (Ca Foscari Unversity of Venice and Federazione Archeologi Subacquei, Italy)
Pedro Neves and Paulo Diougo (Associacao Portuguesa de Mergulho Cientifico, Portugal)
Piotr Bałazy (Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
Yiannos Mylonas (University of Cyprus)
Giorgio Caramanna (GeoAqua, MA USA)
Shimrit Perkol-Finkel (ECOncrete, Israel)
Stefano Acunto (International School for Scientific Diving, Italy)
Jouni Leinikki (Finnish Scientific Diving Steering Association, Finland)
Alessandro Marroni and Massimo Pieri (DAN Europe)
Pasquale Longobardi (Società Italiana di Medicina Subacquea e Iperbarica)

Email address
Your identity will not be made public or disclosed to third parties, however we collect your email address in order to provide you with feedback on the survey results.
Your answer
Name and surname
(optional, however your identity will not be made public or disclosed to third parties)
Your answer
Gender *
Nationality *
Your answer
Country of residence *
(e.g. Italy, Germany, USA)
Your answer
Birth year *
(four digit format, e.g. 1972)
Your answer
Your educational level (equivalent) *
(single choice)
Your scientific disciplines *
(multiple answers)
Indicate the minimum scientific diving training levels or standards you comply *
(multiple answers)
If howned, indicate your scientific diving training certification, the certification body and the issuing year
(e.g. ESD certificate issued by AIOSS in 2017)
Your answer
If you are member of one or more scientific diving organisations, please provide acronym and country
(multiple entries should be separated by comma, e.g.: AAUS USA, AIOSS Italy, etc.)
Your answer
Diving apparatus you used in scientific diving *
(multiple answers)
Decompression method you used in scientific diving *
(multiple answers)
Underwater level (or equivalent) *
(single choice)
Diving schools in which you was trained *
(multiple answers)
Your other certifications *
(multiple answers)
Are you also qualified to work in the following diving sectors?
(multiple answers)
Year of the first diving license *
(four digit format)
Your answer
Total number of dives (approximate) *
(integer number)
Your answer
Number of dives in the last 12 months (approximate) *
(integer number)
Your answer
Total number of scientific dives (approximate) *
(integer number)
Your answer
Number of scientific dives in the last 12 months (approximate) *
(integer number)
Your answer
Types of environements in which scientific dives are carried out *
(multiple answers)
Working macro-regions *
(multiple answers)
Kind of worker you currently are *
(multiple answers)
Your employer (organisation or company name)
For employees and students. Students may indicate school and degree
Your answer
Type of contract under which you did scientific dives
For employees only (multiple answers)
Your job qualification
For employees only (multiple answers)
Scientific methods you applied (multiple answers) *
Many definitions are adopted from Hill J, Wilkinson C (2004) Methods for ecological monitoring of coral reefs. A resource for managers. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Qld, Australia and Heine J.N. 2011. Scientific Diving Techniques. A practical guide for the research diver. Second edition Best Publishing Company, Flagstaff, Arizona (USA)
Do you have a medical fitness exam annually? *
Do you have a insurance covering accidents at scientific diving work? *
Do you have a insurance covering civil liability at scientific diving work? *
Do you regularly update your dive logbook? *
Do you regularly maintain your diving equipment? *
Do you comply with your national laws and/or approved code of practices for scientific diving? *
Does your employer comply with your national laws and/or approved code of practices for scientific diving?
How many times have you been rescued in your scientific dives? *
(integer number greater than or equal to 0)
Your answer
How many times have you been rescued in your recreational dives? *
(integer number greater than or equal to 0)
Your answer
How many times did you breathe oxygen due to omitted decompression in your scientific dives? *
(integer number greater than or equal to 0)
Your answer
How many times did you breathe oxygen due to omitted decompression in your recreational dives? *
(integer number greater than or equal to 0)
Your answer
Have you ever needed treatment in a hyperbaric chamber in your scientific dives? *
(integer number greater than or equal to 0)
Your answer
Have you ever needed treatment in a hyperbaric chamber in your recreations dives? *
(integer number greater than or equal to 0)
Your answer
Do you want your e-mail address to be included in the "European Scientific Diving mailing list" ? *
Do you consent to the processing of personal data according to the underlying privacy policy (fully comply with the European General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR)?
Effective date: November 26, 2018

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The Green Bubbles project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 643712. This document reflects only the Green Bubbles’ consortium view. The Research Executive Agency is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.
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