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volunteer with rls

RLS depends on the support & commitment of volunteers to conduct essential monitoring of the condition of our planet's reefs. 

Volunteer your time, funds, resources or voice to Reef Life Survey and help us continue the essential work that we do to present the true story of the world's oceans and the life within them. 


Volunteer your time & energy to survey marine life, from your local waters to the most remote & beautiful places around the world.

RLS divers must be: 


Hold an Advanced Open Water qualification and have at least 50 logged dives (& at least 10 in the past year). 


Able to remain focused on surveys while underwater in a range of conditions.


Prepared to spend hours after dives searching through identification guides & entering data into a computer.


Determined to make a positive difference toward our understanding & management of the marine environment.


Non-divers can help in a variety of ways. If you would like to contribute your time, services or funds toward improving our collective understanding of the state of the world's reefs, get in touch!

Boat owners

Loan, rent or share your boat to add further purpose to your asset.

business owners

Provide discounts, collaboration or sponsorship.

Dive tour operators

Provide accommodation, boat hire or share your dive facilities to help facilitate the monitoring of your local dive sites & residents of your local reefs.

web developers, communicators & database experts

Provide your time & expertise to contribute toward the RLS website, database & communications.


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