Reef Life Survey arose through discussions amongst marine scientists, managers and recreational divers who recognised that a new, effective and consistent system was needed to address threats to marine biodiversity through the long term. Committed volunteer divers participate in RLS as citizen scientists, gathering high-quality data at scales impossible for researchers to cover, but without sacrificing the detail needed for direct relevance to management.
The Reef Life Survey Foundation promotes safe diving practices at all times. While the RLSF is not a diver training organisation, it encourages it’s active diving members to remember that diver safety is paramount above all else. For more information on the RLSF safe diving practises, please download the Reef Life Survey Foundation Diver Safety Manual here.