Scientific Diving

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.

In this section

Types of Scientific Diving

Scientific Diving & Snorkelling


Requirements for registering in the science diving program

Training & Qualification Maintenance

Training requirements and maintenance of certification

Project Approval

Diving project approval


Reciprocity rules at UBC and other Institutions


Course requirements

Forms & Resources

Find the required forms and resources