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Divers Wanted for ReefCheck CA in 2014

January, 2014

The Reef Check Foundation invites experienced scuba divers to become trained in our California rocky reef monitoring program. Since 2006, Reef Check’s California (RCCA) Program has trained over 1000 experienced recreational SCUBA divers to scientifically monitor California’s rocky reef ecosystem at 80+ sites from Humboldt to San Diego counties. Community members play a significant role in collecting key information on the health of rocky reefs and aid in the baseline and long-term monitoring of California’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

There is a Reef Check California training coming up in a location near you. Each training will be held over two weekends, with classroom and pool training the first weekend followed by training and testing dives in the ocean the second weekend. The cost of the course is $200-$250 (depending on boat or shore dives), which covers dive boat fees, your own underwater survey slate and transect tape, the RCCA Training Manual, and species identification flash cards! This is a great way to learn more about our rocky reefs and their inhabitants and play an important role in supporting marine management in California.

This is a wonderful way to learn more about our rocky reefs and their inhabitants and play an important role in sustainable marine management in California. Taking action and becoming a trained Reef Check Diver allows you join a group of dedicated divers from all walks of life who want healthy coastal ecosystems and support science-based decision making.

Taking action and becoming a trained Reef Check Diver allows you join a group of dedicated divers from all walks of life who want healthy coastal ecosystems and support science-based decision making.

–Training dates and locations–

Northern/central California:

  • Fort Bragg – May 3-4 & 17-18
  • Monterey – May 31-June 1 & June 7-8
  • San Francisco – July 12-13 & July 19-20
  • San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara – April 26-27 & May 17-18

Southern California:

  • Los Angeles – May 3-4 & May 17-18
  • Orange County – June 21-22 & June 28-29
  • San Diego – June 12-13 & June 19-20

Sign up online at this link http://www.reefcheck.org/rcca/training_schedule.php .

Contact training@reefcheck.org with any questions.