Join REEF staff members Ellie Place and Janna Nichols in Monterey on Sept. 27-29 for three days of diving, California marine life ID classes and fun!

We welcome both experienced surveyors and those new to fishwatching (and everyone in between).

  • Learn how you can participate in REEF's Volunteer Fish Survey Project as a citizen scientist and contribute to the largest marine life sightings database in the world.
  • Come to free classes to learn basic California fish and invertebrate ID.
  • Dive with us to see how REEF surveys are conducted underwater.

Participation at all events is free (except Pt. Lobos reservation and entrance fees) but registration is requested (even if you're a 'maybe'!)

Weekend Schedule

  •     Friday, Sept. 27: 1-2 dives at Point Lobos. Bring your own tanks and gear. Grab a buddy and make your own reservations. Meet at 8:30am at the gate.
  •     Saturday, Sept. 28: California marine life ID classes held at Blue Endeavors Dive Shop in Alameda. Complimentary breakfast and lunch provided.
    •         9am - noon: California Fish ID class
    •         1pm - 4pm: California Invertebrates/Algae ID class
  •     Sunday, Sept. 29: 7:30am meet (to get parking) for shore dive at the Breakwater (San Carlos Beach) NOTE: Sunday dive canceled due to weather and conditions. Arrangements are being made to visit the aquarium instead. 

Click here to register for these events.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Ellie or Janna

Spread the word to your local dive clubs and dive buddies!