Byron Underwater Research Group

About BURG


The Byron Underwater Research Group was the brain child of Brian Hughes who at the time was the Coastcare Co-coordinator for the Byron region. In mid 2005 he approached other groups that might be interested in establishing a new marine awareness group in this area, including Southern Cross University, local schools and dive operators. From an initial meeting, BURG was born.

The main objectives of the Byron Underwater Research Group are to involve the wider Community in marine research projects which focus on conservation and foster greater awareness of the Marine environment. This is done through practical & educational marine projects. BURG is intended as a bridge between the wider community and specialists in the marine field, providing a vehicle for Community involvement in marine-based projects which foster greate education and conservation of the marine environment in the Byron region.

BURG also offers training in fish identificaiton and low impact diving techniques. Contact BURG dive coordinator/instructor Zan Hammerton


blue barred parrot fish

tweed river cleanup

fish survey