Becoming a Florida Aquarium Volunteer Diver is a challenging yet rewarding experience which enhances basic diving skills, while giving volunteers access to experiences unavailable to most divers.
Swim with sharks, rays, fish, eels and so much more while contributing to our guest experience and helping us to Protect & Restore our Blue Planet!
Dive volunteers primarily assist with maintenance of our exhibits and clean-up dives. After training, volunteers may also have the opportunity to take part in guest interactions, daily dive shows, and conservation research and field work. Dive volunteers must be 18 years of age and older, open water SCUBA certified with 25 or more open water dives, and willing and able to make a 1 year commitment to our program.
The first step in becoming a volunteer diver at The Florida Aquarium is to attend one of our Volunteer Dive Information Sessions where our team will go over program expectations, prerequisites and training content. You will also have the opportunity to meet our current dive staff and volunteers and ask questions.
The next Dive Volunteer Information Session is scheduled for:
January 23rd at 6:00pm
After attending the information session, divers may be chosen for the program and scheduled for training. Due to high demand, not all divers will be scheduled for training. All of the training will take place in our diverse underwater habitats and most diving equipment is provided. Once scheduled for training, to formally be accepted into the program, volunteers will also need to pass the following:
An AAUS dive physical
An AAUS swim test
A basic dive skills evaluation
To RSVP for the upcoming information session or questions about becoming a dive volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Dive Coordinator Nick Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.