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Divers needed for marine protected area surveys

15 Sep 2013

Volunteer Divers in Marine Protected Areas (Philippines), March/April 2014

Project Seahorse and its NGO partner in the Philippines are seeking volunteer, certified SCUBA divers (minimum 15 logged dives) who are interested in participating in a long-term monitoring program for marine protected areas (MPAs) in northern Bohol, Philippines. 

The surveys are conducted biannually, one in the dry season (March/April) and one in the wet season (Sept/Oct). An eight-week commitment is required comprising approximately two weeks of training and six weeks of survey work. Surveys are easily influenced by weather and other unpredictable events, so the duration of the fieldwork may vary. If completed quickly, volunteers will be asked to assist with other conservation work, such as data encoding or assisting with other biological field programs.

Download an application in pdf or Word format. The application deadline for the survey is 15th Nov. 2013. Please email your application to Angelie Nellas at a.nellas@projectseahorse.org.

We encourage you to read the full role description here before applying.