Marine Conservation Observer Course Sound of Mull

 

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Sound of Mull Seasearch Observer Course and Expedition

Like to discover more about marine life and put a name to those red squidgy things you keep seeing on your dives? Fancy a weeks diving in the world renowned Sound of Mull ? Like to use your diving skills to carry out some practical marine conservation?

We are looking for volunteer  to join us on two diving expeditions to the Sound of Mull this coming summer. Over the course of six days volunteers will learn how to carry out underwater surveys, produce survey reports and discover a whole new world of marine life.

The dates we have planned are June 8-13 and July 13-19.  The first day of each expedition will cover the theory of surveying underwater and filling in the seasearch Observer form while the next 5 days will be filled with some brilliant diving from the hard boat Sound Diver putting all that theory into practice. By the end of the expedition volunteers should all qualify as Seasearch Observer divers and have contributed valuable information to the future conservation of the marine life in the Sound.

For more information on costs, diving qualifications needed, Observer course contents etc. contact Owen Paisley the Seasearch Coordinator for west Scotland at seasearch.west@btinternet.com

What is Seasearch ?

Seasearch is a project for volunteer sports divers who have an interest in what they’re seeing under water, want to learn more and want to help protect the marine environment around the coasts of Britain and Ireland.

The main aim is to map out the various types of sea bed found in the near-shore zone around the whole of the Britain and Ireland. In addition we are recording what lives in each area, establishing the richest sites for marine life, the sites where there are problems and the sites which need protection. Seasearch is co-ordinated by the Marine Conservation Society. For more information check out the seasearch website at www.seasearch.org.uk

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