One semester of college-level biology or equivalent, and a recognized SCUBA certification.
After beginning the SML admissions process with an SML Academic Coordinator, students must be approved to SCUBA dive at SML. To obtain approval:
- Complete the forms in SML's SCUBA Diving Application Packet.
- Forms must be returned to SML's Diving Safety Officer, Becca Toppin.
- Instructions for submission of forms can be found on page 1 of the packet.
- Required reading: UNH's Handbook for Diving Safety
Questions? Contact us at email@example.com or (603) 862-5346.
|Student divers off Appledore Island.|
Underwater Research provides guidance and opportunities for students to conduct original research in the field of subtidal marine ecology! The course will cover experimental design, data collection, and research proposal writing. Students can receive AAUS Scientific Diver Certification.
Information about becoming a Scientific Diver at SML:
Students may attain AAUS Scientific Diver status upon completion of the Underwater Research course, which includes Dive Accident Management Training (O2 Administration, Basic First Aid, CPR, AED). The University of New Hampshire is an Organizational Member of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) and Underwater Research at SML follows the guidelines for the AAUS Scientific Diver Course.
Pending successful completion of the course requirements, students may achieve scientific diver status, allowing them to apply for permission to dive under the auspices of other AAUS Scientific Diving Programs at other organizational member facilities, which include universities, state and federal governmental agencies, and marine aquaria throughout the United States and abroad. Many Scientific Diving Programs in the United States and abroad are AAUS Organizational Members and require participants to possess AAUS Scientific Diver Status before participating in research at their institution.
Students interested in Underwater Research must complete the necessary steps to attain approval to SCUBA dive at SML. Students cannot take this course without approval from SML's Diving Safety Officer and the UNH Diving Control Board. To obtain approval: