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Biosphere Expeditions, in partnership with the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and the Reef Check Foundation, is offering a free place on a citizen science reef conservation expedition. The winner of this unique competition opportunity can choose from either a project




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In October, Reef Check Italy hosted the first International Scuba Diving Sustainability Workshop, bringing together members of the academic, marine management, education, and business communities to discuss the current state of scuba diving and the current and future role of




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On September 22nd, Reef Check Malaysia joined numerous partners across Malaysia to participate in the 32nd International Coastal Clean-up Day. Nearly 4,000 volunteers helped clean up beaches at 84 locations around Malaysia, collecting nearly 7,500 kg (16,534 lbs) of trash.




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Thanks to the sponsorship of the non-profit U.S. veteran organization USX, Reef Check Course Director Nikole Heath led an EcoDiver training for 7 US veterans off the coast of Pompano Beach, Florida.




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Between October 1-11, the Reef Check Foundation held its first online auction! Thanks to all of our wonderful donors and supporters, over $30,000 was raised to support our education, conservation, and research programs around the globe.




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Meet the newest EcoDiver team in Hawaii- Team Aquatic Life Divers! Based in Kona, Aquatic Life Divers completed its first Reef Check EcoDiver training program on October 19-21.




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On October 20, join us for the phenomenal Australian environmental film "Blue" in Los Angeles at the Marina del Rey Film Festival!




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This year we're taking Reef Check's annual auction online! Join us for "Bid for the Oceans", taking place October 1-11, 2018.




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Dania Trespalacios has joined Reef Check as the Director of Reef Check's Tropical Program!, She will lead the effort to support and strengthen Reef Check's network of EcoDivers, Trainers, Coordinators and partners that drive Reef Check's mission of conserving coral







Who We Are



Founded in 1996, the Reef Check Foundation exists to help preserve the oceans and reefs which are critical to our survival, yet are being destroyed. With headquarters in Los Angeles and volunteer teams in more than 90 countries and territories, Reef Check works to protect tropical coral reefs and California rocky reefs through education, research and conservation.


What We Do



Every year, Reef Check trains thousands of citizen scientist divers who volunteer to survey the health of coral reefs around the world, and rocky reef ecosystems along the entire coast of California. The results are used to improve the management of these critically important natural resources. Reef Check programs provide ecologically sound and economically sustainable solutions to save reefs, by creating partnerships among community volunteers, government agencies, businesses, universities and other nonprofits.
Tropical EcoDiver Program
Reef Check California Program
Ocean Education Program

Where We Work



Reef Check has coordinators, teams, and EcoDiver training facilities in countries around the world. Since the first Reef Check coral reef monitoring survey in 1997, over 10,000 surveys have been completed by Reef Check EcoDivers in over 95 countries and territories. Join a team today!


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