> I think our main difference revolved around defining the 'work' (and
> whether or not it was indeed work :-) a scientific diver undertakes.
Shucks guys, work is easy to define. It's what I have to be paid to do or,
in special circumstances, would normally have to be paid to do. There are
cases where I do "work" for others without pay.
> As far as I'm concerned (and hopefully my accountant might agree next
> any dive where I fill in one of my shark survey forms (on waterproof paper
> on my slate) as I go along, is a research dive. If I eventually get a
> paper out of the data I collect this enhances my chances of keeping a job
> (certainly the student projects w