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This course is meant to provide training and practice in conducting diving for research purposes. Scientific diving is critical to prepare divers to act as members of scientific research teams where the underwater environment is explored. Students will learn to use proper equipment and techniques, understand the legal aspects and responsibilities related to scientific diving, and prepare them to be competent researchers in areas such as archaeology, biology, hydrology, and geology. Students will be introduced to and practice basic data collection, surveying, lifting of items to surface, organisms and artifacts, excavating, sampling, and organismal observation. All scientific diving training meets the standards of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS). This course is typically scheduled in the northern hemisphere summer and fall, but may also be taught in tropical or southern hemisphere location at different times.


Mar 29, 2021 — May 2, 2021

May 3, 2021 — May 23, 2021



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For credit cost: $470