Frequently Asked Questions

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If you hold a certification as an SSI/PADI Open Water diver or its equivalent, you are welcome to participate in ReefLog. A familiarity and comfort with dive equipment and techniques will enhance your experience of spotting marine life, which is at the heart of our survey dives.
We recommend reaching out to your nearest ReefLog partner dive center to organize your survey dive. Your Instructor or Divemaster will provide a briefing on basic marine life identification skills and survey techniques. Utilizing our ReefLog data collection slates provided by your dive center, you can record your sightings during the dive. Once back on land, simply log in to our website and upload the data you've collected!
At present, ReefLog focuses on conducting underwater surveys exclusively with scuba divers.
You must at least hold a certification as an SSI/PADI Open Water Diver or its equivalent to participate in a ReefLog survey.
All data collected via ReefLog is freely available, open-source, and regularly updated on our website. It serves various purposes, including aiding dive operators in tracking species in their regions, helping resource managers understand ecosystem health, assisting students in studying marine biodiversity, and serving as a valuable resource for educators seeking to enrich their curriculum with ocean-related content. The possibilities are endless! Our role is simply to compile the data, leaving you free to use it as you see fit.
We encourage dive shops throughout India to partner with us in bringing ReefLog to their locations. We're happy to guide you through the process and provide the necessary materials. Refer to this section for more details

About ReefLog

ReefLog is a marine citizen science program aiming to increase ocean literacy, track marine species populations and enable responsible tourist behavior.

Contact Us

Dakshin Foundation, #2203, 8th Main Rd, MCECHS Layout,D Block, Sahakar Nagar, Bengaluru - 560092