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

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

-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)


Richard Alvarez
Diving Safety Officer, HSU
Arcata CA 95521
Rma1 @ humboldt.edu
Steve Monk
Boating Safety Officer, HSU
Arcata CA, 95521
sjm40 @ humboldt.edu

Erik Wiebel
Private Employer
Trinidad CA, 95571

Danny Singer
Owner of Singer Construction
Murphy’s CA, 95247

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
AHA Instuctor   CPR/AED/First Aid                                                                                                                                          9 July 2007
NAPD Search/Rescue Police diver                                                                                                                                                        Feb 2008
Dennis Powers
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
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.
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):

Recent college grad.  and AAUS certified

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)
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.

Michael R. Lombardi (added 18 June 2007)PO Box 603319
Providence, RI 02906
explore @ oceanopportunity.com
Ocean Opportunity

Professional Interests

To apply my skill sets in scientific, commercial, and exploration diving to a challenging and highly dynamic career in the marine industry.

Professional Affiliations

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

Professional Memberships

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

Dive Log

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)

Professional certifications


  • 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


Lucy Marcus (added 14 June 2007)Email



  • 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




  • Spanish language: intermediate/advanced conversational
  • Masters and undergraduate courses on life history and identification of marine organisms
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SPSS, Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut, Windows, typing 30 wpm, GIS and remote sensing experience
  • GPS use, boat navigation, small boat handling and maintenance, SCUBA compressor use
  • Underwater digital photography, video and editing, 35mm photography, scientific illustration
  • Marine life acoustic tagging and tracking experience, underwater receiver system deployment


— <>< <>< <>< <><  <><  <><    <><       <><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

Winston Stairs (updated 03 Feb. 2008) EmailAvailability: 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.

Jonathan Lavan(updated 06/15/07) EmailPhone:1-773-392-7767

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!

Tinita Hughes (added 4/11/06) Email
CV-PDF format
in her own words: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.

Remy Zyngfogel (added 4/11/06) Email
CV-PDF format“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 ***).

Adrian Mylne EmailI 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.

Jeremy Goldberg Email 

Reef Check Australia trained and certified
AAUS Scientific/Research and PADI Open Water Diver with approximately 75 dives

Also see here

David Thompson MSc Email
CV 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

One thought on “Divers

  1. Dida
    May 7, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Hello– I don’t place people in jobs. Sorry! And good luck!

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