Citizen Science
Expeditions

What to expect: 

10 - 14 days of diving, ecology lectures, and scientific methods training

  

Education and training will cover:

  • Fish and invertebrate i.d.

 

  • Scientific survey methods

  • Coral reef ecology, impacts of

            climate change and ocean acidification

  • Palau’s marine resources; threats to local

            reefs, fisheries impacts, and conservation measures

 

  • Meaning behind the data and how your trip contributes

            to conservation and management of the marine resources

 

Diving surveys

  • 2- 3 scientific surveys on SCUBA / day

  • some sites include bonus exploratory dives

Snorkel surveys

  • 2 – 4 scientific surveys on Snorkel / day

Field Work

    Nature is dynamic and our scientific expedition must work within nature’s parameters.  

    Some days will include both SCUBA and Snorkel.  All activities are based on tides.

 

Requirements: 

  • Participant is certified scuba diver with at least 30 dives.

 

Qualifications:

  • No formal training is necessary but participant must be familiar with tropical fish families.

    • Study guides will be provided upon registering for the expedition​

 

All scientific sampling equipment, identification material, study guides, and datasheets are provided

Upcoming Itineraries

September 2020    -     14 Day Trips  

16 - 22 dives                         Citizen Science Intensive                        12 divers max

      

Day   1 & 2  ~  Training & Calibration                     

  • Lecture & Scientific survey training

  • ​Identification and survey practice

  • Exploration dives

  • Ecology Seminar

Day   3 - 9  ~  Scientific Observation Days              

  • Fish Surveys - SCUBA

  • Invertebrate Survey - Snorkel 

  • Data quality check & Debrief

  • Lectures & Discussion

Day  10 - 13 ~  Tour Dives                                   

  • Tourism Dive Days     + Jellyfish Lake

              Option for Non Dive activity

  • Land tour

  • Kayak Tour

Day   14     ~  Culture Tour / Departure            

  • Cultural Tour

  • Pack up dive gear

  • Transfer to airport 

* Note:  Flights arrive to Palau at night - plan to arrrive the day before.

We provide aiport pickup and transfer to hotel

October 2020    -     10 Day Trips  

14 - 18 dives                                                           12 divers max

Day   1 & 2  ~  Training & Calibration                    

  • Lecture & Scientific survey training

  • ​Identification and survey practice

  • Exploration dives

  • Ecology Seminar

Day   3 - 6  ~  Scientific Observation Days             

  • Fish Surveys - SCUBA

  • Invertebrate Survey - Snorkel 

  • Data quality check & Debrief

  • Lectures & Discussion

Day   7 - 9 ~  Tour Dives                                      

  • Tourism Dive Days     + Jellyfish Lake

             Option for Non Dive activity

  • Land tour

  • Kayak Tour

Day   10     ~  Culture Tour / Departure               

  • Cultural Tour

  • Pack up dive gear

  • Transfer to airport 

* Note:  Flights arrive to Palau at night - plan to arrrive the day before.

We provide aiport pickup and transfer to hotel

EcoSea Expeditions

San Diego, CA

(619) 535-7847

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