" If you do the same dive every day, you detect differences and can assess them. But if you have someone to help you understand and observe them in a way that is useful for science, that gives you extra motivation. By taking just one more small step, you can contribute to changing things and that makes you more human; more of a person. "
" Biodiversity in the sea is much more spectacular than on land. When you go in the water you can see forms that not even a science-fiction writer could have imagined. And the best thing about visiting the seabed is knowing that people can draw scientific conclusions from what I see; it means my leisure time is useful. "
" Citizen science is part of the present and the future. We in the scientific community must ensure that the information we obtain is useful for the public and that we establish a dialogue with them. And citizens need to be involved in the scientific process. "
" The simple fact of observing and paying attention is a lot of fun and really gratifying. Observation opens a door. The sea is an unknown, it is like another universe. It is close by, we have it right next to us but it is full of exciting secrets. "
" Being able to feel that, as an ordinary citizen, you are participating in a discovery or a project related to the underwater world gives you a great deal of personal satisfaction. "