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Citizen Science

The Citizen Science Internship provides people with an introduction to marine conservation. If you are passionate about the ocean environment and SCUBA diving, this program is for you!
Over 6 days you will obtain knowledge and practical skills which you can continue to apply in the future as a recreational diver. Through PADI Project AWARE specialties, become a part of the largest and quickest growing underwater citizen science movement on the planet. 

Suitable for people with no experience and certified divers looking to increase their skillset.

This High-Quality Course runs on demand and includes:

✔ All required PADI materials

✔ Dive Theory sessions

✔ 8 Dives

✔ Duration of 6 days

✔ T-shirt upon certification


The complete course costs $620 USD for one week

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What skills will you learn?

  • PADI SCUBA diving qualifications up to Advanced Open Water Diver (if necessary)

  • REEF fish surveying (Level 2 Surveyor)

  • Community Outreach Activity

  • PADI AWARE Coral Reef Conservation

  • PADI Fish ID

  • PADI Coral Nursery Maintenance OR Coral Watch

  • PADI AWARE Dive Against Debris

      OR Lionfish Containment Basics, or Specialty & Cull Dive

​  * Choice of 4 PADI specialties listed above. Topics are subject to change. Advanced Open Water Diver certification is required for Lionfish
Containment Basics or Specialty & Cull Dive

What is included in the cost?

  • 8 dives​​

  • Classroom sessions:

  •  - Introduction to marine conservation & citizen science

  •  - Specialty course knowledge development

  • Certification for successfully completed specialties.

  • T-shirt

  • Rental SCUBA gear (dive computers available at an additional cost)

Dates & Cost:

Start dates are flexible*

Citizen Science Internship for certified divers
6 days - $620

Pair the Citizen Science Internship with the below diving certifications and receive 10% off
course prices

Open water Diver Certification and Citizen Science Internship
11 days - $952

Advanced Open Water Diver Certification and Citizen Science Internship
9 days + $952

For Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver Certifications and Citizen Science Internship
2 weeks - $1285

*Because we are dealing with the ocean environment, which can be at times unpredictable, we ask you to be flexible
with scheduling.


.*Interns interested in furthering their experience beyond one week are able to apply for WSORC’s Marine Conservation Internship program.

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