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Groups & Personalities

There are too many groups and people involved in scuba dive voluntourism, volunteer marine conservation and/or research activities in Australia to be exhaustively listed. Instead, DiVo aims to spotlight personalities and groups that we meet, dive with, and bring to the lay diver's attention the activities which may be of interest to a diver who wishes to expand his or her diving experience beyond the merely recreational. And for that diver to meet other like-minded individuals! Here are a few that DiVo has met to date.

Marine research, dive voluntourism, marine conservation, Great Barrier Reef dive
Eye to Eye Marine Encounters teams up with world-class marine scientists to offer the ultimate in adventure diving on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Experience close encounters with inquisitive animals; participate in research alongside informative scientists; dive and snorkel on...
CALLING ALL ABLE BODIED VOLUNTEERS! Donate you body to marine science. Want to make new friends and develop new diving skills? Want to educate the wider community and help protect New South Wale's marine environment? Find your local Underwater Research Group and join in the fun! Look up your local...
Tackling climate change & protecting coral reefs "I commend Reef Check Australia for its valuable work in engaging the local community and businesses. Their contribution builds on our knowledge of the health of the Great Barrier Reef." Dr. Russell Reichelt, Chairman, Great Barrier Reef Marine...
Pete Faulkner is a pioneer of dive voluntourism, having  been involved with the conservation of coral reefs for almost 20 years and has taught hundreds of divers to appreciate and better understand these amazing ecosystems. Pete is also the current chairman of British-based conservation group...
reef survey, marine research, dive volunteer
Reef Life Survey (RLS) aims to improve biodiversity conservation and the sustainable management of marine resources through the production of high-quality survey information beyond those possible by scientific dive teams (which have to work with increasingly limited resources). It does this through...
Solitary Island dive, marine research dive, dive volunteer
The Solitary Islands Underwater Research Group Inc. (SURG), is a group of dedicated volunteers conducting research in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Formed in 1985, SURG membership is comprised of underwater naturalists, photographers and scuba divers, and our research provides habitat...
Underwater Research Group Sydney
The Underwater Research Group (URG) based in Sydney, New South Wales, is a non-commercial SCUBA Diving Club comprising people from all walks of life who share an interest in and a commitment to the underwater world. Its aim is to further all aspects of underwater exploration, research,...
Byron Underwater Research Grp Fish Survey Dive Volunteers
The main objectives of the Byron Underwater Research Group (BURG) are to involve the wider Community in marine research projects which focus on conservation and foster greater awareness of the marine environment. This is done through practical & educational marine projects. BURG is intended as...
Earthwatch takes you inside some of the world’s most remote and pristine environments. To take part in one of our many research expeditions, all you need is a spirit of adventure and a desire to make a difference.  As part of a research team, headed by a leading scientist, you will carry out...
Tony Fontes, founder of OUCH
OUCH is the most active volunteer group in Queensland when it comes to working to protect the Great Barrier Reef. OUCH is primarily a hands on organisation and has a number of projects going; reef protection program, mangrove watch, seagrass watch, coral reef monitoring, and numerous education...

Latest News

This is a running account of people, things, events worth remarking here in Les Village. It will be updated continously. ------------------------ 28...
We host in this section the previous postings on voluntourism that Ms. Elaine Kwee made before this website was donated to Sea Communities.  How...
How you can help? You can sign up and come to Les Village as a voluntourist. If you do not have the time, you can still help the project 3 ways: (a)...
Scuba divers, snorkelers, ocean lovers, eco-tourists, casual tourists, and everyone else with time and resources to spare, let's bring voluntourism...
Les Village fishermen netting ornamental fish
Who wants to go to Bali to restore a reef? You can experience life in a real fishing village and go troppo for a while. Living and working with...
Artificial reefs – the handmade version Some weeks ago, I did an in-depth article about how artificial reefs are constructed, the many different...
Planting a Reef Ball
You think it's cool to use your hands to regenerate a coral reef? See a tangible piece of your dive volunteer handiwork grow? Do you warm to this...
Garbage in, Garbage out It’s a windy day. A plastic bag has just whipped over my garden, flown over the fence and will land in the harbour. One day...
4-7 August 2012 Great Barrier Reef Orpheus Island Research Station Coral Survey Program. This is a rare opportunity to stay and dive off Orpheus...
Lord Howe Island Volunteer Marine Conservation Diving
5-11 May 2012 Lord Howe Island Marine Monitoring with the Marine Park Rangers. Lord Howe Island is the Galapagos of the West Pacific. Two hours...

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