|MadSci Network: General Biology|
Dear Webadmin, the e-mail adress will be changing, but this is not the final aderess. considering the request, I only can answer for Europe, the US situation may be different. There is certainly a need for research divers. several institutes in Europe are employing research divers, though the total number is limited, of course. I would guess there are about 100 active research divers in Europe. Additionally there are lots more service divers for offshore oilplatforms and (more and more ) wind energy platforms. Of course there are lots of possibilities to study marine biology including sharks and scubadiving. You should though be aware, that there are no livetime positions for that, thus you would have to change drastically after performing a masters or PhD degree. Does that help? Kind regards Kai Bester
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