Dive and Boat Safety

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. The SD-SBSC fulfills the role of the Diving Control Board (DCB) described in the BU Diving Safety Manual and the role of the SD-SBSC described in the BU Small Boat Safety Manual.



The Dive & Boat Safety program is cross-disciplinary and applies to any academic /scientific research activity such as:

  • Engineering
  • Archeology
  • Anthropology
  • Physical Education
  • Earth Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Marine biology
  • Biomedical Sciences


Committee Membership