|About SURG - Origins, Contributions and Members|
|Origins and Aims
Founded in 2004 by dedicated Cape Town divers Guido Zsilavecz and Peter Southwood, SURG's aim is to bridge the gap between the recreational diver and the scientific community. For more details click here.
|Contributions to science
SURG, with the help of many divers, prides itself in contributing to science. Through SURG a number of new species have been discovered, of which some were subsequently described; rarities have been re-discovered and range extensions established. SURG also assists scientists from all over the world in their research trips, and provides help in scientific projects. For more details click here.
Co-founder of SURG, Guido started diving in 1989. He immediately took a liking to the underwater environment, and with camera in hand quickly developed a desire to identify everything seen and photographed. For more details click here.
Co-founder of SURG, Peter started diving in 1983. He has attained CMAS 4-star, instructor and Class 4 scientific nitrox diving qualifications. His main underwater interest is Cape Town's varied invertebrate life. For more details click here.
A member of SURG, Georgina started diving in 1990. She is a CMAS advanced nitrox diver and a Class IV scientific diver. She is fascinated by the biodiversity of Cape reef life. For more details click here.
A member of SURG, Helene started diving in 1998. She took up underwater photography in 2004, and specialising in anything which looks interesting and unusual has led her to discover a number of new species, including an anemone and a nudibranch. For more details click here.
A member of SURG, Andrew started SCUBA diving in 1991. An avid spearfishermen, over the years Andrew slowly replaced pulling the trigger with pushing the shutter button, and nowadays concentrates solely on taking beautiful images, and in the process discovering unusual and interesting creatures! For more details click here.