Blue Water Volunteers (BWV) is a volunteer-based, marine conservation NGO that seeks to complement research activities and increase awareness of local marine habitats, such as coral reefs. We strive to achieve our aims for conservation, awareness and education through four main programmes: ReefFriends, ReefWalk, ReefTalk and ReefExhibits.

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ReefFriends is a coral reef survey programme. Volunteers are SCUBA divers who are trained in survey techniques derived from Reef Check or the line-intercept transect (LIT) methods. The surveys are co-ordinated by a 4-member sub-committee, comprising Hui Bing, Chay Hoon, Howard and Yan. You can find out more about the programme here.

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ReefWalk is an inter-tidal programme, targeted at non-divers. Volunteer guides bring members of the public to view and experience the coral reefs of Kusu Island during low tide. The guided walks are free-of-charge, but participants need to pay for their and the guides’ transport to the island.

Reef walks to Kusu Island are closed until further notice!

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ReefTalks are an opportunity for local researchers and conservationists to engage members of the public on marine and biodiversity conservation issues. The topics that have been presented include “Sex on the Coral Reef” and “Life on the Edge: Southern Haunt”. All talks are free of charge. Co-ordinated by Kai Meng, you can find out more about the programme here.

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ReefExhibits is our publicity and fund-raising arm. Colourful photos of Singapore’s rich marine biodiversity and our current events are show cased at our exhibition stands. Our eager volunteers will also readily introduce you to the marine life in Singapore! We also sell guidesheets and books, along with marine-themed toys and knick-knacks. We have exhibited at Celebrate the Sea and Asian Dive Expo. Find out more about the programme on the ReefExhibits page.

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The ReefXplore! programme is a joint effort by BWV, The Hantu Blog and Gill Divers. Volunteer dive guides, already familiar with local dive sites, were trained to guide other divers, revealing to them the wonders of our underwater heritage. Refer to The Hantu Blog for details on up-coming trips!

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