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What is Seasearch?

Seasearch is a project for volunteer scuba divers and snorkellers who have an interest in what they're seeing under water, want to learn more and want to help protect the marine environment around the coasts of Britain and Ireland. 

The main aim is to map out the various types of sea bed found in the near-shore zone around the whole of Britain and Ireland. In addition we are recording what lives in each area, establishing the richest sites for marine life, the sites where there are problems and the sites which need protection.

This is what one course participant diver thought about Seasearch (May 2011)

"I have been diving for 21 years and this is going to transform my diving."

Seasearch News

Go to the Seasearch news page for the latest news or follow the links alongside to find out more about:

  • Seasearch Aims and objectives
  • The history of Seasearch
  • Who is involved - The organisations who are taking part and funding the Seasearch programme
  • Seasearch Training - Details of Seasearch training courses and contacts
  • Seasearch Diving - Lists of survey dives planned and who to contact for more details
  • Seasearch Recording - Seasearch recording techniques and copies of the recording forms and guidance notes to download
  • Seasearch Nationwide - information about local projects all round the UK
  • Seasearch Achievements - what we have achieved so far including a whole range of reports of surveys to download
You can also find us on Facebook. There is a general Seasearch group you can join, a Seasearch Identifications group and a number of regional groups.

Any Dive can be a Seasearch Dive!

We need the support of divers all around the Britain and Ireland to contiinue the success of the Seasearch project. You can take part on dives with your buddy, club dives or on Seasearch organised dives and expeditions. You can Seasearch your favourite dive sites or use the project as the basis for an expedition to somewhere new. We need information for sites all around the Britain and Ireland - even if we already have some records things may have changed. All in all any sea dive can be a Seasearch dive.

More Information

In addition to what you'll find on the website there are promotional leaflets available on request.

For leaflets and any other information contact National Co-ordinator Charlotte Bolton at:

or phone 07776 142096

Seasearch c/o Marine Conservation Society, Over Ross House, Ross Park, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 7US.







Latest Seasearch News

Seasearch Information Pages


Aims & Objectives

Seasearch History

Who is involved


Seasearch Recording
Seasearch Diving
Seasearch Nationwide
Seasearch Achievements


Seasearch Contacts

Seasearch Shop