[Coral-List] Reef restoration scientific diver positions, Seychelles

david derand david.derand at gmail.com
Sat Feb 2 08:30:45 EST 2013

Dear Coral-List subscribers,

The following is an announcement for paid temporary positions to support
coral reef restoration in the Seychelles.

*Position title: *scientific diver, reef restoration*
*Context*: Nature Seychelles, a leading environmental NGO in the Western Indian
Ocean, has potential openings for 1-3 scientific divers to help to implement
a 3-years USAID-funded project on coral reef restoration around Cousin and
Praslin island, Seychelles (for more information refer to
The post holder will learn innovative techniques and methodologies for reef
restoration, participate in coral collection, rope nursery construction,
filling and maintenance, transplantation of nursery-grown colonies and
monitoring. He or she will be able to work long hours on a boat,
fragmenting coral fragments and filling ropes, and conduct up to two dives
a day, notably transplanting nursery-grown colonies onto selected degraded
reef and monitoring transplantation success. The post holder will also be
required to help with dive equipment and boat/engine maintenance, data
analysis and scientific report writing, communication (website, tool kit).

*Skills and requirements*
- MSc in conservation or marine science
- Certified diver (minimum Dive master or equivalent) with strong scuba
diving experience
- Boat license (RYA powerboat level 2 or equivalent) and significant
practise of boat driving
- High physical fitness and ability to work in harsh conditions
- Previous experience working in tropical marine conservation/research (coral
and fish monitoring an asset)

- Statistical packages, scientific data analysis and reporting
- Practically oriented and problem-solving skills

- Diving equipment check-up and basic maintenance

- Underwater photography and video

- Communication

- Ability to learn, appreciate and operate effectively in multi-cultural

*Contract conditions*

- 3 months temporary placement, starting mid-February or March 2013

- Location: Praslin Island, Republic of Seychelles

- Allowance of SCR7,000/month (about US$538 or £340)
- Shared accommodation

- Dive insurance (DAN or equivalent) to be provided by the volunteer

To apply: send *cover letter, passport size photo, CV, copy of** highest
scuba diving and boat driving certificate* by email to
david at natureseychelles.org

Thank you,
Gilles-David Derand
Project Operations Coordinator
Island Conservation Centre, Amitie, Praslin, Seychelles
Mobile: + (248) 2729347 <%2B%20%28248%29%202729347>
david at natureseychelles.org

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