Calling everyone over 18 years of age with 50 logged dives or more who love diving shipwrecks, sunken aircraft or other underwater cultural heritage. The citizen science programme Gathering Information via Recreational and Technical (GIRT) Scientific Divers is keen to have you as an active member. GIRT is a no-impact public archaeology programme
And members are taught to monitor sites systematically so that their surveys are comparable longitudinally (over time). GIRT members ‘adopt a site’ they are interested in and willing to monitor periodically using the GIRT method.
This GIRT training is sponsored by an ACT National Science Week grant and is free to participants. The training will be supported by NSW Heritage Branch (the responsible agency for managing underwater cultural heritage along the NSW coastline and in Jervis Bay).
Training is conducted over two days on 26-27 August.
For more information about GIRT and to register to join the training, please see the GIRT website. Once you have registered, email as spaces are limited on day two due to the boat’s capacity. Positions will be allocated on a first in, first included basis. Individuals who wish to be involved in the second day diving activity, will need to organise their own equipment requirements with Brian Harrison at SCUDA.
Day 1: Classroom based activity for the day
When – Saturday 26 August
Where – TBA, Jervis Bay or Ulladulla area
Time – 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
Day 2: GIRT fieldwork experience – survey site targets – Fairy Firefly (VX 381) and / or TSS Wandra.
When – Sunday 27 August
Where – Callala Bay Jetty and Boat Ramp
Time – 8.00 am – 4.00 pm
Note: A maximum of 8 spaces are currently available on day two of the training.
This is the meeting point for divers on Sunday 27 August at 8am. All divers to be dressed and ready to go.