View all videos

Coral expedition: What kit do coral researchers need?

The divers on the XL Catlin Seaview Survey need about 24kg (53lb) of equipment to work underwater. This rises to about 40kg (88lb) for the deep reef team, who need to wear an extra air tank for the greater depths. Peter Dalton, the Shallow Reef Survey’s field technical officer will take you through everything. Make notes on why divers need the following items of equipment: wetsuit, mask, air tank, dive computer, BCD (buoyancy control device), harness, regulators, cutters, fins and a torch.

Brought to you by

In partnership with


Coral Oceans Science 7 11 Thumb

Science | Ages 7-11

Coral Oceans

These resources for ages 7-11 are based on the journeys undertaken by science teams taking part in the XL Catlin Seaview Survey expeditions. These resources present a complete scheme of work for the science classroom, covering core science and sustainability curriculum areas as well as enhancing students' creative and communications skills.

STEAM Activities age bookmark-fill icon bookmark boy-girl broadcast icon calendar chevron-down icon close icon compass cross icon download external icon facebook gallery icon instagram icon Instagram icon linkedin links icon live-lessons icon location mail icon map next play previous professional-development right-arrow icon search share single image social-media speaker spinner icon students subject-update teacher-resources tick icon time twitter user video-lesson video youtube