Sea Search Ireland are running a Sea Search Observer Course in August 2018.
The aim of Seasearch is to give participants the skills required to accurately survey and record marine biodiversity and habitat data.
The courses also aim to improve the identification skills of the participants with regards marine animals, plants and habitats.
- Hold minimum qualification of Diver** (or equivalent) and 20 dives with at least 10 having been completed in Irish or UK waters (or other temperate waters).
- The course can be completed by snorkelling instead of diving. In this instance snorkelers must be insured and hold a basic snorkelling qualification.
- CFT/IUC members should register for the course on Go Membership and submit the appropriate Course Fee. Candidates certified from other organisations (PADI, BSAC, etc.) should book via CFT/IUC Head Office or through the Seasearch Ireland coordinator. In all cases, payment must be received prior to starting the course.
- There is often a dive organised in conjunction with a Seasearch course. CFT divers must be active and registered divers on the new Go Membership system. Non-CFT divers must submit their log book, dive medical certificate, and dive insurance to the dive officer.
Certification is issued by Seasearch head office in the UK.
The course will take place on the 21st, 23rd and 25th August 2018. The venue will be University College Dublin. The course will run from 7.00pm – 9.00pm on Tuesday and Thursday and then from 10am on Saturday.