Ahoy! A bit late to the party, but hoping everyone had a great Christmas and New Year’s break! I have seen some fantastic dive imagery being collected this year already and I extend my thanks to those of you who have submitted your data along with it. There have been some really interesting sightings so far this year which we hope to share with you in the near future!
Kicking the year off, there are two fantastic events lined up that will interest people from all levels. The first is the 2022 Dive Ireland Expo being held a the Radisson Blue Hotel, Limerick on the 5th and 6th March. For those of you who have not been, this is a great weekend to spend networking, being in awe of the dive imagery collected around Ireland and being in with the chance to win some dive prizes! Dive-Ni will be there at stall 26 and we very much hope to see you there! Link to event info: Dive Ireland 2022 Convention – DiveNI (dive-ni.com)
The second event is the first Seasearch Observer Course of the year, being held at Ballyholme Yacht Club on the 7th May 2022. Taking part in the Observer Course is the first step to becoming a Seasearcher! Why not sign-up and put your diving and species ID skills to use by helping record data from your observations! Being involved in Seasearch is a great way to learn new skills and develop those you already have. Link to event info: Seasearch Observer Course – DiveNI (dive-ni.com)
That’s all for now, but watch this space for some upcoming ideas and further NI dive related info! In the meantime, if you have any questions, ideas or feedback, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Marine Biodiversity Officer (CEDaR)