Boaters, Snorkelers & Float Plans


Boaters & Snorkelers

Boating & Snorkeling do not require a strict training or authorization process at BU, but small boat operations involve certain risks that must be addressed prior to beginning any field work. For assistance, the SD-SBSC has provided  guidance in the BU Small Boat Safety Manual and BU Snorkeling Standards.


Float Plans

As outlined in the BU Small Boat Safety Manual, any research projects involving boating or snorkeling require submission of Float Plans for proposed boating excursions, which must be approved by the Dive Safety Officer in advance. Float Plans should be submitted to