This is just a beginning, I hope, of a growing list of folks who are available for assisting in research projects requiring divers. If you would like to be included, please email me information re: your availability and experience, along with contact information (please send CV in PDF format. There is no other site like this on the internet, and I need your help to make it work (online donations now being accepted; see right column further down)! Thanks-Dida
P.S. Unless I note otherwise, I can't personally vouch for the individuals listed here. It is up to you to conduct your own due diligence.
Brent Warner (added Jan. 12, 2009):
568 12th Street 530-521-7751 Arcata, CA 95521 Email
Objective: Seeking position as a Divemaster and/or a Marine Researcher.
Education: - B.S. degree in Biology with an emphasis in Marine Science, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA. (Graduated December 2008). -Minor requirements fulfilled for NAUI Scientific Diver
Relevant Experience: -NAUI Divemaster (Completed in May, 2008) -AAUS Certified Scientific Diver (Since December, 2006) -Experience with running transects, counting and observing local fish, invertebrates, and algae. -Reefcheck California surveying (2008)
Instructor’s Assistant for the following: -Beginning Scuba Diving (2007, 2008) -Advanced Scuba Diving (2008) -Scientific Diving (2007,2008) -Rescue Diving (2008) -California Boating Safety Coarse (California Dept of Boating and Waterways, September 2008)
Pertinent Coursework: Principles of Biology, General Botany, Oceanography, Ichtyology, Chemistry, General Zoology, Genetics, Bacteriology,Calculus, Animal Physiology, Biometry, Intertidal Ecology, Principles of Ecology, Invertebrate Zoology, Phycology
Relevant Research projects: -Factors Affecting the Herbivory of Pacific Kelps Alaria marginata and Hedophyllum sessile by Tegula funebralis -The Effects of Intertidal Zones on Marine Organismal Composition in Terms of Zonal Establishment Mentor: Frank Shaughnessy, HSU - Oceanic Bacterial Concentrations of Local Humboldt County Beaches in Relation to the Mad River Effluent.
Other Experience: Construction and Landscaping Erik Wiebel (Private Employer) August 2005 - Present -Maintenance for tenants located around Humboldt County. Running and repairing water lines, sinks, toilets and kitchen appliances. -Experience with carpentry, electrical work, plumbing, roofing and landscaping.
Singer Construction June 2003 – Aug 2005 -Experience building houses and garages, pouring concrete foundations and slabs, framing, painting, roofing plumbing, and electrical work.
Special Qualifications Certified in DAN 0xygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries CPR/AED & 1st Aid For Professional Rescuers (Red Cross)
References: Richard Alvarez Diving Safety Officer, HSU Arcata CA 95521 1.707.826.4538 Rma1 @ humboldt.edu Steve Monk Boating Safety Officer, HSU Arcata CA, 95521 1.707.826.3686 sjm40 @ humboldt.edu Erik Wiebel Private Employer Trinidad CA, 95571 1.707.677.3339 Danny Singer Owner of Singer Construction Murphy’s CA, 95247 1.209.728.1004
Aman Mottaqui-Tabar (added Sept. 21, 2008), multi-lingual Swedish scientist:
Dennis Powers, NAPD Police Diver (added Sept. 21, 2008):
PADI Diver Open Water 16 Sep 2007 CPR/AED/First Aid - Adult/Child/Infant 27 Jan 2008 Advanced Open Water 27 Jan 2008 Rescue 1 Feb 2008 Enriched Air Diver 14 Feb 2008 Divemaster 23778515 Feb 2008 DAN O2 AHA Instuctor CPR/AED/First Aid 9 July 2007 NAPD Search/Rescue Police diver Feb 2008 Dennis Powers 910-580-0403 151 Allen Lane, Aberdeen NC 28315
Jim Rose (added Sept. 21, 2008):
I'm a PADI Master Scuba Diver, current with EFR/1st Aid, Divemaster in training. Specialties are Enriched Air/Nitrox, Deep, Diver Propulsion Vehicle, Underwater Videography, and Night Diver. Carnegie Mellon BS in Economics. One semester from double degree in Social & Decision Sci, and a separate BS in Molecular Biology. Worked as Research Assistant in genetic recombination/anti-body assay of dopa decarboxylase in Drosophila, CMU Assistant Radiation Safety Officer, Technologist at Carnegie Mellon Research Institute High Technology Laboratory, Manager of the Liquid Hydrocarbon Sensor Laboratory. Served 6 years at Industrial Liaison Officer of MIT to Japanese industry, and Faculty Liaison to the Mech E. Dept of MIT. Hope to pursue a Ph.D. in Hawaii in some type of deep ocean science or OTEC related field.Jim Rose (340) 514-5299
Carl Mayhugh, AAUS and licensed captain (added Sept. 21, 2008):
Email: Carl Mayhugh Availability: September-March Experience: Artificial Reef Fish Population Survey PCB Contamination Study Marine Mammal Surveys Marine Mammal Stranding Network Marine Turtle Research Intertidal Monitoring Project Photographer-White Shark Identification Project Aquaculture-White Seabass Mooring Maintenance Marine Salvage Diving/Vessel Operation Certifications: AAUS Scientific Diver PADI Scuba Instructor First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor USCG 100GT Master (Captain’s License) STCW-95 Certification Marine Radio Operators License Diving Experience: Number of Dives: 1000+ Dives Maximum Depth: 150’ Min. Temp: 8˚C (dry-suit diver) Dive Locations: Southern California, Baja California, Belize, and Thailand. Dive Vessel Operation Experience: 100GT Dive Vessel: Ocean Odyssey Length: 85’ Position: 2nd Captain Equipment: Air compressor, radar, sonar, GPS. 100GT Dive Vessel: Horizon Length: 80’ Position: 2nd Captain, Divemaster Equipment: Nitrox membrane system, air compressors, radar, sonar, GPS . 50GT Dive Vessel: Lois Ann Length: 43’ Position: Captain Equipment : Nitrox membrane system, air compressor, radar, sonar, GPS. 25GT Dive Vessel: Marissa Length: 38’ Position: Captain Equipment: Air compressor, underwater diver communication system, radar, sonar, GPS. NOAA Research Vessel: Green Turtle 1 Length: 18’ Position: Operator Equipment: Underwater diver communication system, sonar, GPS. Education: Masters Degree (Candidate) - Marine Conservation Biology Emphasis: Species Behavior and Habitat Use Thesis: Biology and habitat use of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) in San Diego Bay Graduate Certificate - Coastal Studies Bachelors Degree - Marine Conservation Biology Emphasis: Coastal Zone Management Professional Memberships: Member - American Fisheries Society Member - Society for Conservation Biology Full Member - American Academy of Underwater Science (AAUS) Member - American Cetacean Society Professional Member - National Marine Educators Association
Jeremiah Ness (added Sept. 21, 2008):
Northern CA diver (added Sept. 21, 2008):
Hello There, My name is Natalie Grace, and I am a student and diver at Humboldt State University. I very much enjoy your site, and would like to add my name to the list of sci divers you are maintaining. I am AAUS and Reefcheck certified as a sci diver, and am working on my divemaster currently. I also know quite a few other divers looking for networking opportunities. Thank you for a great website and for your time. Natalie Grace
Highly qualified commercial diver Lonnie Gentry (posted Sept. 21, 2008):
I am a licensed ADC commercial diver, NAUI master diver. I am also a licensed Diver medic by the National dive and hyperbaric medicine inst. My cert numbers are on my resume. I can dive Nitrox, I am EMT intermediate trained and have confined space entry training. Thanks! Lonnie Gentry
Imogen Daly (added 16 Feb. 2007) 1-415-613-5337 Imodaly @ care2.com
BA: Marine Conservation & Environmental Studies Applying to Graduate school for Marine Affairs.
I am a PADI Rescue Diver & Dive Master in training. Current full CPR & First Aid training.
I own all my own gear including drysuit. I have warm and cold (AK winter) water diving experience, primarily conducting research for marine conservation efforts..
I am available anytime besides March-May & Late Sept-Oct..
I am super keen to continue research diving and further my experience and understanding of the marine environment. Interested in Jobs, Internships, Volunteer opportunities.
PO Box 603319 Providence, RI 02906 401-226-1875 explore @ oceanopportunity.com Ocean Opportunity
To apply my skill sets in scientific, commercial, and exploration diving to a challenging and highly dynamic career in the marine industry.
2004-2006 | Diving Control Board & Diving Safety Officer, Perry Institute 2005- | Diving Control Board & Undersea Specialist, Fathom Research LLC. 2005- | Advisor, Advanced Diving Council, NOAA's Undersea Research Program (NURP) 2003 | Board of Directors, Ocean Opportunity (a 501c3 non-profit organization) 2005- | Contributing Author, The Summit Journal 2004 | Guest Faculty, University of Rhode Island
American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) member/Scientific Diver Association of Diving Contractors (ADC) member/Commercial Diver & Tender Marine Technology Society (MTS) member National Speleological Society (NSS) member #55211 Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean (AMLC) member
1400+ logged dives (>1000 hours) since 1996, primarily as a scientific and commercial diver. max depth of 300fsw using trimix and 270fsw using air. Proficient in all modes, all gas mixtures, and all diving technologies including open-, closed-circuit, and surface supplied diving techniques. More than 200 hours using surface supplied diving techniques. Proficient with commercial diving project supervision and management in compliance with ADC standards.
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH (enrolled fall 1997, graduated December 2000) B.S. Marine Biology (3.2 GPA)
- American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) member/Scientific Diver
- Association of Diving Contractors (ADC) member/Commercial Diver & Tender
- US DOT OQSG Proctor US DOT qualified in all 15 covered tasks for underwater pipeline inspection and maintenance
- Technical Diving International (TDI) Instructor #5465 – teach up to advanced nitrox
- Scuba Diving International (SDI) Instructor #5465 – teach all OW courses through to AI
- NAUI Divemaster #34801
- IANTD CCR2000 diver
- TDI Inspiration Closed-Circuit-Rebreather diver
- IANTD trimix diver #61318
- TDI intro to cave
- Antarctica New Zealand Program ice diver
- TNC Research Diving Certification 100 ft, USVI, Exp 2/16/08 (Equivalent to AAUS standards)
- AAUS Scientific Diver Certification originally with UC Santa Cruz, then with University of Hawaii, Exp 08/03
- NAUI Master Diver, California, No Exp
- PADI Dive Instructor 182796, Hawaii, No Exp
- Divers Alert Network (DAN) First Aid and Emergency Life Support (CPR) 2079, QLD Australia, Exp 09/06/08
- DAN Scuba Oxygen First Aid, California, Exp 11/02/07
- Recreational Marine Boating License, QLD Australia, No Exp
- Reef Check Survey Diver, QLD Australia, No Exp
- Wilderness First Responder, National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), Hawaii, No Exp
- Life Guard / Water Safety Instructor, California, Exp 1994
Lucy Marcus MS Marine Conservation Associate The Nature Conservancy 3052 Estate Little Princess Christiansted, St. Croix VI 00820
Home (340) 719-1255 Work (340) 773-5575 ex 210 Fax: (340) 773-1613 Cell: (510) 717-3056 Email: lucymarcus @ gmail.com
Availability: Primarily weekends, but could arrange mid-week evening (after 5PM) availability with advanced notice. Located in Great Lakes region of southern Ontario, Canada.
Experience: Certified SDI Research Diver (#164575), as well as certificates in Foreshore and Underwater Archaeology (NAS1), PADI Open Water, NAUI Advanced, TDI Nitrox, SDI Marine EcoSystems Awareness, Boat Operator Certificate (PCOC), and Restricted Radio Telephone Operators Certificate (Marine). Have completed over 80 dives with depths greater than 100ft. Former paramedic (13.5 yrs). Member of AAUS (#1779), ASLO (#P316715) and the IPA (International Paleolimnology Association). Currently serving on AAUS Membership Committee. Scientific interests and experience in freshwater porifera, invasive species (Hemimysis anomala and Neogobius melanostomus) with additional interests in benthic sedimentation and ice formation and dynamics. CV (PDF)
Asst. Instructor/Rescue Diver with 20 years experience. Fully trained in Primary/Secondary care; First Aid, O2 Provider, CPR, etc. Fully Insured. Vast knowledge of multiple Marine environments and collecting/recording methods. Skilled in Underwater Photography. Able to drive small boats. Willing to due grunt work. Just starting 3 month stint at Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, as Asst. Supervisor for the Underwater Explorers Program, teaching surface SCUBA diving, conservation and marine ecology to 8 to 13 year olds. Work the rest of the year as a part-time diver/educator at Shedd Aquarium, Chicago. Available for 3 to 6 months at a time. Some pay would be great but willing to work for expenses. Please contact for more information or references.
PS: Also trained in compressor use/air tank filling, good carpenter and great cook!
I would be willing to work about anywhere, but would prefer a warmer climate and warmer waters! My personal dive equipment includes a 3mm, 5mm, semi-dry and drysuit. All equipment is in good condition and is covered by insurance. I carry my own personal liability insurance.
I'm a great set of extra hands and fins for someone needing just that. I have some experience with u/w photography and willing and wishing to learn more.
I do not have any small boat certs but have driven motorboats in a younger life! I have worked with divers on dayboats, liveaboards and ribs.
An inwater project would be wonderful doing -- but would also like to know if anyone also attaches teaching locals emergency first responder skills - CPR, first aid,aed Would love to see a project started where locals are given some of this knowledge. Also teaching locals to dive and to start protecting their waters. I am always amazed how many areas of the world where people make their living and gain their food for the oceans and yet the people are afraid to swim, etc.
I have lived in China and traveled much of Southeast Asia. I adapt well to multi-cultural environments and do not feel language has to be a problem - charades is a means of getting a point across.
"I am finishing a master degree in Oceanography in the University of Southampton. I did a Bachelor degree in marine science in France. I ama diver (CMAS ***).
I am a Rescue Diver, in both BSAC and PADI and an emergency first aid responder.
I am currently looking to increase my knowledge in conservation before i enter into my master coarse in Scripps university. I have over 120 dives under my belt and have had the opportunity to set up and participate in my own project to Madagascar.
Reef Check Australia trained and certified
AAUS Scientific/Research and PADI Open Water Diver with approximately 75 dives
Also see here
"I am PADI Advanced open water diver. I have been doing coral reef research for the past 10 years."
National Coral Reef Research Institute
Zoological Survey of India
Ministry of Environment & Forests
Haddo, Port Blair
Phone: +91 (3192) 230115
+91 (3192) 233148
Fax: +91 (3192) 230115