UBC and other scientific institutions in Canada are members of the Canadian Association of Underwater Science (CAUS). The opportunity to become qualified as a science diver enables you with the opportunity to dive under reciprocity with other member institutions.
Science diving provides you with a tool to access the marine environment and conduct quantitative assessments of biomass and biodiversity. It may enable a shorter and more cost effective mechanism to gain your commercial certification as a SCUBA diver.
For questions, please reach out to the Safety Advisor, Scientific Diving (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Conducting Research Involving DivingUBC is a member of the Canadian Association of Underwater Science. Please contact the Diving Safety Officer for further details on the program.
Diving Safety FAQsAdditional information on diving safety.
Diving Forms & ResourcesIn order to conduct diving research, forms and resources must be met prior to diving.
Diving Safety TrainingMandatory for scientific diving.
Training & Required Diver QualificationsPrerequisites to qualify for training as a Scientific Diver.
Types of Scientific DivingScientific Diving & Snorkelling
RegistrationRequirements for registering in the science diving program
Training & Qualification MaintenanceTraining requirements and maintenance of certification
Project ApprovalDiving project approval
ReciprocityReciprocity rules at UBC and other Institutions