For Science Divers

If you are a research diver and seek authorization to dive with the Smithsonian Institution (SI) this section of the website is for you. 
  • To learn the level of training and diving experience necessary to dive with SI go to MINIMUM STANDARDS.
  • To determine what you need to do to dive with SI, go to REQUIREMENTS.
  • AUTHORIZATION explains the steps you must take to receive approval to dive with SI.

You will NOT find SI Diving Forms in this section.  All SI Diving forms are located inside DecoStop.

Science Divers comparing data in Panama
Science Divers compare data while monitoring a coral spawning research site in Bocas del Toro, Panama
​​Copyright 2012 © Smithsonian Institution, Photo: Laurie M. Penland