Dive Safety Committee Policies & Procedures

The Scientific Diving & Small Boat Safety Committee (SD-SBSC) at Boston University oversees diving and boating performed as a necessary component of research or educational activity by faculty, students, and other employees involved in research.

This roadmap provides scientific-diver-in-training prerequisites and certification information.

Scientific Diving Program

Guidelines for Scientific Diving Safety for researchers and courses engaged in scientific SCUBA operations. The manual is based on standards from AAUS (American Academy of Underwater Sciences) and is reviewed and approved by the Dive Control Board/Scientific Diving and Small Boat Safety Committee.

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Guidelines for boating safety for researchers and courses engaged in scientific boating operations. The manual is based on standards from the SBSA (Scientific Boating Safety Association) and is reviewed and approved by the Scientific Diving and Small Boat Safety Committee.

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