The Smithsonian Scientific Diving Program (SDP) operates in compliance with OSHA GUIDELINES FOR SCIENTIFIC DIVING regulations. Therefore all scientific diving activities which fall under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution must adhere to the SDP policies as described in the SI-SCIENTIFIC DIVING MANUAL.
- Qualifications necessary to dive with SI are described under MINIMUM STANDARDS.
- You can learn about the AUTHORIZATION process.
- SI DOs will determine what is needed to process your request to dive based on your affiliation with SI. See specific affiliation requirements under I AM A....
- Specific requirements per diver type are described for SI-SCIENTIFIC DIVER, RECIPROCITY DIVER, and TEMPORARY DIVER.