Included SSI Programs


Essential Training


Advanced First Aid course

AED use course

Emergency Oxygen use course

What you'll receive upon arrival

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Personal set of basic scuba gear, including mask, snorkel, fins and a 5mm wetsuit, which you get to keep!

Use of all other scuba gear (BCD, tanks and weights)

Shared accommodation and use of the house facilities, including bbq and swimming pool

Materials needed to conduct marine surveys

maritime Techniques and Training


Classroom, pool and open water training conducted by experienced scientists, divers and photographers

Underwater photography training using state of the art camera equipment (equivalent to that used by National Geographic photographers)

Instruction in various marine survey methods, including coral, fish and invertebrate survey techniques

Turtle identification and databasing techniques

Workshops in the uses of photography in scientific study

Support You'll be given


24 hour support

Time and support for conducting your own personal research

Cairns airport transfers (pickup from airport)

Marine Park fee exemption



Conduct marine surveys and provide meaningful data to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

A chance to live and dive on the Great Barrier Reef

Extensive dive and photography experience

ACCESS TO All boat trips to the Great Barrier Reef during the length of the program

Gain globally recognised qualifications and experience to increase your employability in the field of marine science

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