17 Apr 2022

ReefX: Call for volunteer divers

ReefX is a public citizen science programme to train recreational scuba divers in gathering reef survey data to support local reef research and conservation efforts. An initiative by non-profit conservation group Marine Stewards in collaboration with NParks.

Photo from Marine Stewards

The two-month programme will accept an intake of 25 experienced scuba divers, to allow for focused and personalised training of highly specialised research tasks. There will be 3 intakes running from July - December 2022. 

Programme participants will need to possess: 

- Advanced Open Water certification or equivalent and above

- 20 logged dives and 1 local logged dive within the past two years 

- Able to maintain good buoyancy in conditions of limited visibility and unpredictable currents

- An underwater camera

- Scuba diving equipment (Owned or rented) 

Fill up the form on the Marine Stewards website to get the programme details and pricing.

See also Divers wanted: New citizen science programme to help monitor Singapore reefs Channel News Asia 13 Apr 2022.

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