Explore New England Scuba Diving with iDive New England.
Restoring Coral Reefs in Bali
During the Restoring Coral Reefs in Bali expedition, you will snorkel (or scuba dive) over artificial and natural reefs to record the coral, algae, sponges, gastropods, and urchins in quadrats on the reefs taking photographs. These photographic surveys will help monitor how quickly communities are established on newly introduced artificial reefs, and compare communities on established artificial and natural reefs. You may collect water and sediment samples at different points along the reef structures, which will be used to analyze the available nutrients within the different communities. Additionally you may be asked to help deploy remote underwater video (RUV) to monitor mobile marine animal communities and then assist with data analysis.
Tracking Sharks and Rays in Florida
During the Tracking Sharks and Rays in Florida expedition, you will help bait and deploy longlines and drumlines to catch a variety of sharks. The team will then measure, identify, and tag the sharks before releasing them. You will work with researchers to pilot various methods of surveying ray populations, including baited cameras, longlines, and seine nets. Tests will be used to establish a method for assessing Florida’s stingray populations.
From the boat, the team will record the conditions of the habitat where sharks and rays are being monitored, including water depth, ocean floor type, salinity, dissolved oxygen, temperature, and weather conditions.
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Video spotlight: Dry Salvages
Dry Salvages is one of the best places to scuba dive with seals. The site is accessible by boat and it's easily one of our favorite sites because of the outstanding interaction divers get with seals. Plus it's good for all levels of divers.
Parking: Accessible by boat
Levels: All Levels