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Seasearch Observer Course
Sat, 22 Apr 2017, 09:30 – Mon, 24 Apr 2017, 16:30 BST
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Calling all scuba divers... are you a qualified diver who would like to learn more about the marine life you see and would like to give a new purpose to your diving?
Seasearch is a national project which trains experienced divers to record the wildlife they see on their dives. It gives additional purpose to your diving and is great fun as well as providing vital infomation for our conservation work.
This is a two day course aimed at giving divers new to the project and new to marine recording a basic grounding. It is suitable for those who are already good at marine species Id and for those who are total beginners. At the end of the course you will be able to complete the Seasearch Observation Form to a level suitable to make the infomation you record really count, and take part in Seasearch Dives either on your own, with your club or on dives organised by Seasearch Partners.
Cost - £60 per person
There will be classroom sessions and shore dives on both days. You will need to bring your own equipment for these dives. Due to the nature of shore dives twinsets are not recommended. We usually only run one of these courses per year so please dont miss your chance! Book up now!
The course will be held at Cornwall Wildlife Trust offices, at Allet, Near Truro and dives will be carried out on either the north or south coast depending on weather. The course will be taught by Marine Biologist Matt Slater with the help of National Coordinator Charlotte Bolton and local tutors Trudy Russel and Caz Waddell.
Seasearch is always great fun, a great way to meet like minded divers, a great way to improve your knowledge and many of our divers become addicted to seasearching! Once qualified you are able to join dives all around the UK and the experience really helps if you are looking at developing a career in marine conservation or underwater photography.
Please note that for all Seasearch diving with Cornwall Wildlife Trust you must meet the following requirements:
•Be aged 18 or over
•Be a trained diver qualified to the level of BSAC Sports diver, PADI Rescue diver or equivalent
•Have recent experience of cold water diving including a minimum of 20 logged dives, 10 of which should be in the UK and 2 of which should be within the last 6 months.
•Have your own dive gear or able to rent dive gear which must be serviceable and within test date
•Have a current diving medical or self-certification declaration
•Have third party liability diving insurance.
•Be fit on the day and fully able to participate
We reserve the right to refuse participation if you don't meet these requirements. We can easily arrange a refund for you.
Any questions? - please contact Matt Slater; email@example.com
find out more about seasearch at http://www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/seasearch