Certified Scientific Diving
Scientific Diving Program at SUNY-ESF
You are a "Scientific Diver in Training" and can conduct scientific training dives under auspices of SUNY-ESF, in the presence of a certified scientific diver. Now it is time to become a certified diver.
- Be an approved Scientific Diver in Training which includes:
- valid application form;
- medical approval;
- proof of CPR, First Aid, oxygen administration certifications;
- passing swimming test;
- approved check-out dive with instructor.
- Approval by the Diving Control Board that you are sufficiently skilled and proficient in diving to be certified as a scientific diver.
The program includes a minimum of 100 hours of cumulative time of theoretical aspects and practical training in scientific diving practices.
The course will cover:
- Diving Emergency Care Training
- Dive Rescue
- Dive Physics
- Dive Physiology
- Dive Environments
- Decompression Theory and its Application
- AAUS Scientific Diving Regulations and History
- SUNY-ESF Scientific Diving Regulations
- Scientific Method
- Data Gathering Techniques
Practical training will include a check-out dive and at least 11 open water dives (for cumulative bottom time of 6 hours). During these dives practical skills will be taught and evaluated.
At the end of the course, candidates will be examined on a written exam as well as in-water assessment of skills.
This course will be offered in the Fall 2011.