ID: 168044

Dive Volunteers

Environment & Conservation Regular - more than 6 months Bungalow QLD

About this opportunity

If you are diver and looking to provide hands-on experience in assisting the recovery of the GBR, we are looking for you!

Reef Restoration Foundation assist the recovery of the GBR by growing corals in our nurseries. We are enlisting an army of local volunteers to assist with the growing process of the corals and replanting them back to the reef!

Task include

•Cleaning the coral tree frames to remove the settlement of algae and encrusting organisms • Assisting with new installations and maintenance of coral nurseries • Propagating coral fragments and outplanting corals back into the reef • Potentially functioning as a leader in the field

Schedule

Our Volunteer Coordinator sets out a schedule a month in advance requesting availability on the days required. The days selected are chosen depending on the weather, number of volunteers, other events and availability of Dive Leaders. Typically, there will be six volunteers per outing, and we endeavor to rotate the volunteers to provide everyone with an opportunity to be involved.

Usually, it will be a full day activity and you will depart Cairns at 8am and return by 6pm.


Additional requirements

Medical Check *. Others .

• Mininum PADI Rescue Diver or Equivalent with Perform Diver Rescue Statement of Attainment (VET Rescue)
• AS/NZS 2299.1:2015 Occupational Dive Medical.
• Minimum 50 hours of logged dives
• Possess your own dive gear, including fins, mask, stinger/wet suit, BCD and regulator. These must be serviced within the past year
• Diving Insurance for non-resident.
• Be able to commit to a minimum of six months

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

Minimum of 1 day per month

Suitable for
  • Groups of 10 or more
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Travelling Volunteers
Type of work
  • Sport & Physical Activity
Training

Induction; training on the monitoring of coral babies and outplanting