- Great Barrier Reef
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$3275 - Open Water Dive Certificate
$3170 - Advanced Water Dive Certificate
$3330 - Rescue Dive Certificate
$1300 Extra week (includes volunteering at the turtle rehabilitation centre and more reef monitoring surveys at a different island).
Project fees include:
24 hour In-Country support
Project Information Book
Field equipment and materials
24-hour O2E emergency phone
Certificate of Participation, if requested
In collaboration with a prominent SCUBA diving operator in the outer reef of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA), volunteers can have the unique opportunity to be part of an important Marine Conservation project on the iconic Great Barrier Reef that has a high commitment to environmental protection and sustainability.
Volunteers complete a ‘liveaboard’ dive qualifications (Open Water, Advanced or Rescue Diver) on the Great Barrier Reef, then contribute to the monitoring program ‘Eye on the Reef’ as a certified diver, snorkeler and volunteer marine conservationist. Volunteers can gain experience undertaking underwater rapid monitoring surveys, fish identification surveys, and coral health monitoring. Data gathered is used by the GBRMPA to make informed decisions and understand the reef health status, the distribution of protected species and provide early warning signs of a changing environment.
- Start or advance your diving qualifications on a liveaboard on one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef.
- Work with reef experts to get the most of this learning experience.
- Make a significant contribution to the conservation and long-term protection of the endangered Great Barrier Reef.
- Use free time to explore what the Tropical North Queensland has to offer.
- Opt for the ‘Marine Conservation Extra Week’ option to get hands on experience caring for injured and sick turtles in the rehabilitation centre and learn more about turtle sea turtle ecology and biology.
The data you will gather will contribute to greater scientific studies. These studies are being used to protect and support marine wildlife and ecosystems.