Citizen science network

Skaphandrus
Citizen Science

Science in your hands

Make your observations count! In Skaphandrus you become part of a global network of divers and sea lovers who exchange information on which species they find, where, when and how. And you can then use that to plan your next dive trip and make it worth your while. You can make the difference on behalf of Science. And Science will surely make a difference for you!

Join in!

If you need any help feel free to write to us on support@skaphandrus.com.
Ocean Life Identification

Skaphandrus
Ocean Life ID

Ever wondered what animals you see underwater?

Identifying marine animals may be difficult even for seasoned divers. Ocean Life ID is a simple and fast identification system developed by biologists, illustrators and divers so anyone can find the answer in an intuitive way. Just pick the visible features and the system will dynamically narrow down the number of species. It's a fun and easy way for you to know the names of the animals you find! You can then learn how, where and when you can find them again. Knowing about sea life was never made so easy!

Find out more

If you need any help feel free to write to us on support@skaphandrus.com.
UW Contests

Skaphandrus
Underwater Contests

Take part and win prizes!

We regularly run global and local underwater photography contests. It's easy to participate and there are no complicated registrations or additional fees. And the prizes are great, too! Get recognition from your photos and also apply for great prizes! Each contest has a panel of judges but there's always a prize for the most popular shots! Everyone has a chance and this may be yours!

Find out more

If you need any help feel free to write to us on support@skaphandrus.com.
Latest user activity
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3 hours ago João Pedro Silva validated the species Hypselodoris nigrostriata, (Eliot, 1904) on the photo Hypselodoris nigrostriata 02.
August 31st at 7:58pm
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3 hours ago João Pedro Silva validated the species Hypselodoris nigrostriata, (Eliot, 1904) on the photo Hypselodoris nigrostriata 03.
August 31st at 7:58pm
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3 hours ago João Pedro Silva validated the species Hypselodoris nigrostriata, (Eliot, 1904) on the photo Hypselodoris nigrostriata 05.
August 31st at 7:56pm
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4 hours ago João Pedro Silva validated the species Hypselodoris infucata, (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1831) on the photo Hypselodoris infucata 01.
August 31st at 7:33pm
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4 hours ago João Pedro Silva validated the species Hypselodoris infucata, (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1831) on the photo Hypselodoris infucata 02.
August 31st at 7:32pm
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4 hours ago João Pedro Silva validated the species Hypselodoris infucata, (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1831) on the photo Hypselodoris infucata 03.
August 31st at 7:31pm
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4 hours ago João Pedro Silva validated the species Hypselodoris infucata, (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1831) on the photo Hypselodoris infucata 04.
August 31st at 7:29pm
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10 days ago João Pedro Silva validated the species Eunice aphroditois, (Pallas, 1788) on the photo buffet.
August 21st at 2:04pm
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10 days ago João Pedro Silva validated the species Marionia distincta, Bergh, 1905 on the photo mimic.
August 21st at 1:49pm
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10 days ago João Pedro Silva validated the species Alopias vulpinus, (Bonnaterre, 1788) on the photo I Love Sundays.
August 21st at 12:55pm
Identification modules
Most recently added
07/19/2015
1 month ago

Labrisomidae - (Labrisomids)

07/19/2015
1 month ago

Kyphosidae - (Sea chubs)

07/19/2015
1 month ago

Haemulidae - (Grunts)

07/19/2015
1 month ago

Callionymidae - (Dragonets)

07/19/2015
1 month ago

Chaetodontidae

07/19/2015
1 month ago

Cardinalfishes

07/19/2015
1 month ago

Gerreidae - (Mojarras)

07/19/2015
1 month ago

Squids

Most recently used modules
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9 hours ago Luis Alberto Miguens traded points by module Exocoetidae.
August 31st at 2:31pm
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9 hours ago Luis Alberto Miguens traded 119 points by module Labrisomidae - (Labrisomids).
August 31st at 2:31pm
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9 hours ago Luis Alberto Miguens traded points by module Sphyraenidae.
August 31st at 2:31pm
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9 hours ago Luis Alberto Miguens traded points by module Clinidae.
August 31st at 2:31pm
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9 hours ago Luis Alberto Miguens traded 80 points by module Mullidae - (Goatfishes).
August 31st at 2:31pm
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9 hours ago Luis Alberto Miguens traded points by module Palinuridae.
August 31st at 2:31pm
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9 hours ago Luis Alberto Miguens traded 68 points by module Nemipteridae.
August 31st at 2:31pm
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9 hours ago Luis Alberto Miguens traded points by module Ostraciidae - Boxfishes.
August 31st at 2:31pm
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9 hours ago Luis Alberto Miguens traded 88 points by module Pinguipedidae.
August 31st at 2:31pm
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9 hours ago Luis Alberto Miguens traded points by module Microdesmidae.
August 31st at 2:31pm
Underwater photography contests
Contest Status Photos Awards
FUN Atlantic Finished 909 1
Latest activity in contests
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14 days ago Dmitry voted on the photo Wreck of the Forth of category Wrecks.
August 17th at 8:20am
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14 days ago Dmitry voted on the photo IMG_0264 of category Sea Giants.
August 17th at 8:19am
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14 days ago Dmitry voted on the photo Next generation of category Behaviour.
August 17th at 8:18am
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1 month ago João Pedro Silva voted on the photo Sepiola rondeleti of category Behaviour.
July 24th at 4:12pm
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1 month ago Rafa Cosme associated fotografia IMG_0029 to the category Humans.
July 20th at 2:32pm
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1 month ago Giuseppe Suaria associated fotografia Microcosmos to the category Behaviour.
July 20th at 2:32pm
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1 month ago Susana Silva associated fotografia H1 to the category Humans.
July 20th at 2:32pm
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1 month ago James Stephen Lynott associated fotografia Fireworks Anemone with tentacles curled up to the category Behaviour.
July 20th at 2:32pm
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1 month ago Thomas Burd associated fotografia Viana 5 to the category Wrecks.
July 20th at 2:32pm
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1 month ago Mai Asensi Pastor associated fotografia snorkeling to the category Behaviour.
July 20th at 2:32pm