Starting Your Own Project

By contributing to Project Baseline, you are joining a global team of concerned and invested citizens who share underwater observations, normally inaccessible to the public, with divers and non-divers alike. We welcome volunteer participation from all scuba divers and water lovers.

For more details about starting your own Project Baseline Project, or to inquire about getting involved with an existing Project, please contact us at info [at] We're here to help you get started!

There are three basic steps to start a project:

1. Submit the online application (below)

2. Recieve a response from one of the staff members

3. Project details are confirmed: Send in Station geographic coordinates and data for upload. Receive your customized logo, and Project web page established by the Communications Director. 

Notice for all Project Baseline volunteers:

No organization will ensure any level of safety any greater than you have on your own when you dive. If/when you are diving with others in support of Project Baseline, you do so the same as if you were out with friends. Do not expect anyone to ensure your qualifications or anyone you’re diving with. If you have doubts about any aspect of your Project Baseline dive, your diving partner(s) or team, you should find a diving buddy you trust, or choose not to participate.

Project Baseline has been at the forefront of increasing awareness of Florida reef decline as well as monitoring the health index for nearly 70 marine and freshwater environments world-wide since 2009. Watch as Project Baseline takes CNN underwater for special media coverage on Florida reefs -