Lady Elliot Island, Queensland, Australia
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Help for 'Minimum Contribution:'£1975
Essential information for the expedition - daily schedule, research area details, project conditions etc.
Hot Running Water
Walk-in Safari Camping
Project Case Study
Watch a video of Dr Kathy Townsend speaking about Project Manta
This is a SCUBA diving expedition.
SCUBA Diving Requirements
Earthwatch Australia diving standards have been developed to fully comply with the Australian Standard for Scientific Diving (AS/NZS2299.2-2002). This allows joint diving operations between Earthwatch teams and other scientific organizations.
To take part in an Earthwatch Australia diving project you must register as an Earthwatch Australia Research diver and meet the following requirements:
- Hold at least an Open-Water diver certification from a recognized diver training agency
- Have a working familiarity with the short form DCIEM Air Decompression Tables (training can be provided)
- Supply an occupational diving medical from a medical practitioner in Australia appropriately trained in underwater medicine stating that the diver is fit to dive using compressed air, as well as noting any limitations imposed by the doctor. This medical must be dated within 12 months of the start date of the expedition and include a chest X-ray. For a list of diving doctors see www.spums.org.au or contact the Earthwatch Australia Diving Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Have logged at least 30 dives since completion of the Open-Water dive course, with at least one of those dives logged within six months of the start date of the expedition, and in waters similar to those of the planned dive (see expedition briefing).
- Dive insurance
- If intending to use his/her own SCUBA equipment the diver must supply evidence to verify that it is in current test and/or service
*Experienced snorkelers with dive training may also participate on this project. Please contact your local Earthwatch Expeditions Team for more information.