SCIENTIFIC DIVER PROGRAMS ARE ON THE WAY!
Scientific diving at work can be described as any diving operation undertaken in support of science. In Australia, scientific diving is classified as occupational diving, which is defined as diving performed in the course of employment, such as a part of a business, as a service, or for profit for the purpose of professional scientific research, natural resource management or scientific research as an educational activity.
Usually scientific divers are scientists first and divers second. Most are marine biologists and geologists but may come from a range of disciplines such as archaeology, underwater engineering and scientific journalism. Scientific divers use SCUBA as a way to study their science and collect data. Some projects may accommodate divers without a science degree to assist with research, however in these situations, a degree or post-graduate degree from another discipline is usually still needed.
If you are a scientist or want to become one and have a passion for underwater's life conservation, life on coral reefs or the polar ice caps, an interest in the effects of climate change on marine biology, or are fascinated by the migration of whale sharks, then science diving may be for you!
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