The Occidental College dive program is a certified scientific diving program that follows all AAUS scientific diver standards.
All divers must be a certified scientific diver by the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) before they can participate in Occidental's dive program. The Ocean Studies Institute (OSI) AAUS Scientific Diving Certification Program is an intensive 14-day course focused on teaching research diving techniques. During the course divers will learn about diving theory, physics, physiology, dive planning and emergency accident management. In-water training will include numerous dives to practice essential data-gathering methodologies, and further develop general diving skills such as beach, navigation, deep, night, and rescue. The course also includes the DAN Diving First Aid for Professional Divers certification training, suitable for First Responders working in remote locations.
Scientific Diving Courses
TBD Summer 2024
Application Deadline: TBD
Oxy-affiliated Students/Volunteers: $600
This course is limited to 10 participants - applicants will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.