reef check surveys

Data collection for global database

Reef Check Surveys are for certified citizen scientist divers who volunteer to survey the health of coral reefs around the world.  The results are used to aid organisations to manage and maintain critically important natural resources. Reef Check programs provide ecologically sound and economically sustainable solutions to save reefs, by creating partnerships among community volunteers, government agencies, businesses, universities and other nonprofits.

Reef Check Facts

* Founded in 1996.
* Active in 90 countries and territories.
* 4 days of training to become a Reef Check Eco Diver.
* No prior marine biology experience necessary.
* Surveys cover fish, invertebrates, and substrate.



Get involved

Take a Reef Check Eco Diver Course and participate in surveys around the world.

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