Vahit Alan graduated from Çukurova University, Faculty of Fisheries. Then, he completed his MSc degree in Dokuz Eylül University Marine Sciences and Technology Institute, Department of Living Marine Resources. He worked as a diving instructor in several diving centers. He worked as a project manager of the İzmir Bay Dolphin Project and Karataş Dolphin Research and Conservation Project. Also, he worked as a researcher in several national and international marine research and conservation projects. He continues to work as a field officer in “Marine Ecosystem Restoration in Changing European Seas Project (MERCES)” supported by European Union.