Registered divers will receive newsletters with project updates, events, and ways to help kelp.
- Open Water certification
- Comfortable diving in Monterey (~20 dives)
- You can maintain neutral buoyancy
- Ability to use a compass
If you have doubts about any of these skills, talk to your instructor about combining this class with supplementary training.
- Why your work is important
- Kelp forests vs urchin barrens
- Sea Urchin Anatomy and Behavior
- Red and Purple Urchins
- Effective, Conservation-Minded Urchin Culling
- Tanker’s Reef Orientation
- How to plan and conduct a Kelp Restoration Dive
- Reporting Invasive species and marine mammal disturbances
- Where to dive at Tanker's Reef
- Collecting & Reporting data
Do this only once, before your first dive on the project site (Grid or Orange Buoy). Registered divers will receive newsletters and updates.
PADI and NAUI classes are available
Online waiver and release form must be signed before diving on the Tankers' Reef Project
Read dive conditions reports, sign up for meetups and other events, share your experiences.
Certified divers may join us for a one-time "trial" kelp restoration dive if you have had at least 20 dives (6+ in cold water) and have solid buoyancy control skills.
Mandatory for all divers who cull urchins.
Your license must be within reach when you return to the beach or boat.
Printable Kelp Forest Restoration class summary and step-by-step procedures for your dive.
Current as of 11/25/2022. Under Construction as we move to the new SalesForce portal.
On the Grid or Orange Buoy for Kelp Forest Restoration Specialty certified divers.
For work on the Grid or Orange Buoy
Submit one log entry per diver for each dive
Each diver in a buddy team should submit their own data logs.
Each dive logged counts as a virtual "raffle ticket."
Discounted mid-week trips are for certified Kelp Restoration Divers only
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