Register a Reef Check Team

To participate in Reef Check, you must complete and submit the registration form shown below. A confirmation will be sent to your email address. Additionally, Reef Check may contact you for additional information. Your registration form will be good through the end of the calendar year. If you are surveying multiple reefs, you do not need to register each of them separately.

All new teams are required to be certified Reef Check EcoDivers. For existing teams- starting in 2012, Reef Check will only accept data collected by certified Reef Check EcoDivers. Backcertifications are available, please contact for more information.

All teams must have a Team Scientist, a Team Leader and will need to be trained by a Reef Check EcoDiver Trainer. Team Scientists should be marine biologists or highly experienced natural historians. Team Leaders should be experienced divers, preferably a divemaster or instructor and their focus is on team safety.

Team Leader
First Name
Last Name
(If applicable)
Zip/Postal Code
(if applicable):
Phone/Fax: *Area code first
Affiliation with dive club or other organization:
Number of other team members:
Are you local to the area where you will be conducting surveys?
If yes, how long have you been in the area?
If no, how long have you been visiting/diving in the area?
Team Scientist
(This information is required. Please leave blank ONLY if you do not have a TS and need us to pair you with one. )
First Name:
Last Name:
Highest academic degree, year and university :
Subject of Degree:
Institutional Affiliation:
Other Information
Has anyone on your team participated in an RC survey before ?
  Team Leader?
Team Scientist?
Other team member?
Do you or your TS have underwater survey experience other than RC? Please briefly describe
Are you and/or your TS comfortable correctly identifying fish/invertebrate species in the region?
Site Information
Nearest Town/City :
Planned Survey Date:
Enter Code: