Scientific Diving

Our diving work is conducted under the auspices of the European Scientific Diving Panel and the American Academy of Underwater Sciences.

In our lab we have many divers, and are always interested in having more people get to know the underwater world.

Dive Team


Alex has done a few dives around the place, is a registered American Academy of Underwater Sciences and European Scientific Diving Committee dive mission leader, is the Dive Safety Officer for the Max Planck Institute, a PADI Rescue Diver, and a sitting member of the Kommission Forschungstauchen Deutschland.


Karina and Zoe are both Divemasters who can now switch their attention from making sure newbies keep their masks on to exploring the depths with science on their minds.


Paul and Jakob came into the lab with limited diving experience, but have racked up more than 200 dives now, with many more to come.


Fritz came into the lab already a European Scientific Diving Committee scientific diver, and has been on a great many dive missions since.


Etienne and Ian heavily biased their underwater experience towards African freshwater lakes on their tours to Tanganyika, racking up dives in the hundreds since joining the lab.