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Available summer 2022/23

My name is Michael, I am a young worker, 28 years old, born and bred in Brisbane. I have volunteered with a 5 star PADI IDC centre in Santorini last year where I became a DM in the Summer over 8 months. In the winter I completed a volunteering olive harvest, bottling and packaging premium organic olive oil and associated products with a local Agricultural Estate for 6 months. I featured in the travel documentary ERT FLIX show during this time which was a great success.

I would be interested in assisting you at the Dive Centre via Volunteering services. I have previously worked in 5* PADI Dive Centres in Australia and overseas, whilst completing qualifications up to Divemaster. I'm available from the beginning of December 2022 till the end of January 2023 and will be able to travel to your centre quite easily due to already being based in QLD.

I have:

  • Divemaster #516817 (2021, Europe)
  • 400+ dives (Various, mostly Mediterranean)
  • DSD Leader (2021, Europe)
  • Deep Dive Qualified (40m) (2021, Europe)
  • First Aid Certificate Qualification, DAN Insurance (2021, Europe)
  • Rescue Diver PADI Certification (2012, Australia)
  • Advanced Open Water PADI Certification (2012, Australia)
  • Open Water PADI Certification (2012, Australia)
  • The ability to work 7 days a week (healthy, fit)
  • Driving Licence AUS
  • Boat & Jet Ski Licence (Expired)
  • QUT Bachelor graduate, UK Project Management graduate
  • Native English Speaker, Basic Greek
  • Passionate, Disciplined, Interested

I’m looking for:

  • Summer 2022 Volunteering Opportunity
  • 7 days per week, up to approximately 8 weeks
  • Included standard accommodation (shared is fine)
  • Meals would be appreciated (no requirements)

The reason I would like to volunteer at Lizard Island is because ever since I have always loved our backyard of the Great Barrier Reef, am a passionate Divemaster, I wanted to study marine biology and I am passionate about our ecosystem and sustainability of the reef and would like to learn more.

If accepted into a research team, I will obtain an AS 2299 dive medical in Australia prior to the trip and I will obtain training and certification in first aid and medical oxygen administration as required.

Please see testimonials via TripAdvisor and search for 'Mike': Registered 12 August 2022

Available late August to November 2022

My name is Kate, I am currently living in Cairns. I am available from the end of August - November 2022. In July I finished my Dive master traineeship and have been working as a Dive supervisor. In November I am planning to complete my Instructor course and would like to have a break from the tourism industry, and spend my time volunteering in another area I am passionate about.

I completed my Marine Biology degree in July last year from The University of Queensland and would like to gain more field work experience and get back into research. Throughout my studies I have completed lab and field-based research, including studies of marine invertebrate populations and changes over time in the Moreton Bay region. However, I do not have any dive related field work experience.

I am an SSI Divemaster, I have 200 logged dives, and my last dive was in July of this year. All of my diving has been on the Great Barrier Reef. Over the next weekend I will also be obtaining my recreational boat licence.

I have a current dive medical, as well as first aid, CPR and oxygen administration.

I enjoy cooking, so I would be happy to help with that, as well as any cleaning required, I am also a non-smoker. Registered 12 August 2022

Available July 2021 to December 2022

My name is Matthew and I am currently a Biology Bsc (Hons) student studying at the University of Bath. On graduating I hope to spend several years travelling, completing my dive instructor and tech diving qualifications and volunteering to gain experience in marine conservation. Within this period I would welcome the opportunity to apply my scientific skills gained at university (predicted 2.1) to such field leading research projects carried out at LIRS.

I am a qualified PADI dive-master with a 100+ dives at the point (March 2020). These cover a variety of locations and conditions including Egypt, Oman, Thailand, Sardinia (cave diving) and Gili Trawangan, Indonesia where I carried out my dive-master training. If accepted onto a research project I will complete all necessary preliminary requirements prior to my arrival including an AS2299 diving medical in Australia and also ensure my CPR training and emergency oxygen provider training are up to date.

It has always been a dream of mine to dive the GBR and now more than ever with the increasing threat of coral bleaching occurring. However, on watching the well renowned documentary 'Chasing coral’ some years ago this dream has since changed to not just dive the reef but be a part of the movement to save it. I believe this work will be the first step on that journey.

In regard to field experience, I currently have little except what I learnt through the dive-master programme. However, gaining this is to be a priority in the early stages of my travels. I have already researched/contacted a number of organisations ahead of time an example being the Gili Ecotrust, who run a Boirocks project of Gili Trawangan which I am told I could become involved with.

More specific to my aptitude to island life, through my time in the army cadet force in school I have learnt not to be fussy and to deal with uncomfortable living conditions, thus am perfectly competent working in strenuous environments that others may have issue with. Furthermore, through this experience I have learnt discipline and organisation, which would be essential in such an environment, not only to ensure efficient use of time but also reduce irritation to co-researchers in the intense living conditions. I also have experience working in kitchens and the catering industry and could offer these skills to the research team during our stay. I do not smoke and am an easy going and communicative individual. Registered 10 March 2020

Available February to August 2023

Greetings! My name is Rose and I'm from Maine, USA. I am available to volunteer from February to August 2023. My goal is to gain more experience doing underwater research before attending graduate school for marine conservation, and to contribute to our knowledge of the GBR in hopes that we can save it from human impacts.

I am willing to travel to Australia just for this opportunity. I am a certified PADI Divemaster, with specialties including Deep, Wreck, Drift, Night, and Coral Reef Conservation. I have logged just over 100 dives, mostly in the Caribbean but about a dozen on the GBR and a few in Maine. I have not dived for a few years due to the pandemic, but am eager to jump back in. In the last few years, I have been sailing in the Gulf of Maine and in the Atlantic and have been working towards my first captain's license. I've logged over 300 days at sea. If I am selected for this opportunity, I will obtain an AS 2299 dive medical in Australia and I will need to renew my training in first aid and medical oxygen administration.

In college, I spent four months conducting underwater research on Christmas tree worms in the Turks and Caicos Islands through the School for Field Studies. In the same year, I conducted a project aboard SEA Semester's tall ship on pteropod population density in New Zealand in relation to water pH. For both projects, I was responsible for designing. projects, collecting data, quantifying and organizing data, conducting statistical analyses, and writing up reports. I am an excellent cook, artist, non-smoker, non-drinker, friendly introvert, and I'm always willing to pitch in. I can cut hair too! I am accustomed to respectful group living in tight quarters thanks to my tall ship sailing experience. I eat everything but seafood and mushrooms. Thanks for reading! I would love to be part of your team! Registered 11 September 2022