Events

2022

Throughout

Dive for Antibiotics
Event type: University collaboration / competition
Location: Anywhere
Sign up here
Date: Registration closes 10 April 2022
Description: Help to collect sediment for antibiotics research through the Dive for Antibiotics project. This is a collaboration with Strathclyde University and is open to all divers. There are prizes for the most novel Actinobacteria isolate, including a Shearwater Teric. More details available on the Dive for Antibiotics Instragram page.
Certification requirement: Open to all qualified divers.
Microplastics Research Project
Event type: University collaboration
Location: Anywhere
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Contact: martin@projectbaselineuk.org
Date: Throughout 2022
Description: Help to collect sediment for microplastics research during your routine diving. This is a collaboration with the University of Chester and is open to all divers. More details on how to sign up will follow later this month.
Certification requirement: Open to all qualified divers.

June

Lundy Marine Festival | From Ilfracombe
Event type: Conservation project
Location: Boats depart from Ilfracombe, diving is around Lundy Island
Contact: marcus@projectbaseline.org
Date: 8 / 9 June 2022
Description: A citizen science project in support of the Lundy Marine Festival. This project is perfect for those new to project diving. Tasks will range from making simple observations about the depths of kelp, to more detailed habitat surveys. All dives are in the 30m range. Dives will be coordinated by the Lundy Marine Festival and not PBUK. More details here.
Certification requirement: Open to all divers qualified to 30m.
Costs: Subsidised dates so £60pp/per day.

UKEP | Portland
Event Type: Exploration Project
Location: Portland, Dorset
Contact: exploration@projectbaselineuk.org
Date: 20-24 June 2022
Description: In 2020/2021, the UKEP team, working with Scimitar Diving, visited numerous previously unknown wrecks within a 48-55m depth range of the English Channel, in order to document some basic data for each site; as far as could be ascertained, these marks had rarely been visited by divers (if at all) and therefore remain fairly intact on the sea bed.   Over the winter months Nick has identified some additional unknown wrecks, so in 2022, Scimitar and UKEP intend to re-visit the original marks for further exploration and/or investigate these additional wrecks. 
 
Max Depth 55m, one dive per day, boat cost per day £80pp per day (fuel surcharge may apply but to be agreed by all participants), max 10 divers per day.
 
*Please note, due to the depths involved, all participants must be suitably qualified to take part.


Project Baseline UK | Berwickshire Marine Protected Area
Event type: Project
Location: Eyemouth, Scotland
Contact: marcus@projectbaselineuk.org
Date: 20 – 24 June 2022
Description: Marine life surveys on the seabed around the deeper wrecks (<51m) in the Berwickshire Marine Protected Area in collaboration with the Blue Marine Foundation.
Certification requirement: GUE Technical Diver Level 1 or equivalent

Trip is now full – future applicants will be added to a reserve list to fill any cancellations.

July

Lundy Marine Festival | From Ilfracombe
Event type: Conservation project
Location: Boats depart from Ilfracombe, diving is around Lundy Island
Contact: marcus@projectbaseline.org
Date: 6 / 7 July 2022
Description: A citizen science project in support of the Lundy Marine Festival. This project is perfect for those new to project diving. Tasks will range from making simple observations about the depths of kelp, to more detailed habitat surveys. All dives are in the 30m range. Dives will be coordinated by the Lundy Marine Festival, not PBUK. More details here.
Certification requirement: Open to all divers qualified to 30m.
Costs: Subsidised dates so £60pp/per day.

Project Baseline UK | University of Southampton
Event type: Maritime Archaeology Project
Location: Brighton
Contact: marcus@projectbaseline.org
Date: 25 / 26 July 2022
Description: Re-evaluation of 2 wrecks off the Swanage coast following reports of possible pollution. During this event PBUK divers will support maritime archaeologists from the University of Southampton to survey wrecks in the 30 – 40m depth range. The team are aiming to make an assessment on whether these wrecks represent a pollution hazard.
Certification Requirement: Must be qualified to dive to 40m.

Trip is now full – future applicants will be added to a reserve list to fill any cancellations.

August

Lundy Marine Festival | From Ilfracombe
Event type: Conservation project
Location: Boats depart from Ilfracombe, diving is around Lundy Island
Contact: marcus@projectbaseline.org
Date: 23 August 2022
Description: A citizen science project in support of the Lundy Marine Festival. This project is perfect for those new to project diving. Tasks will range from making simple observations about the depths of kelp, to more detailed habitat surveys. All dives are in the 40m range. Dives will be coordinated by the Lundy Marine Festival, not PBUK. More details here.
Certification requirement: Open to all divers qualified to 40m.
Costs: Self funded dates £85pp/per day.