Scientific Visitor

Scientists who are from other organizations and are conducting research utilizing SI facilities, are required to receive diving AUTHORIZATION from the Scientific Diving Program (SDP).  If your home institution is:
  • a current AAUS Organizational Member (OM), you may be authorized to dive under RECIPROCITY DIVER status.
  • NOT a current AAUS Organizational Member (OM) but has a Scientific Diving Program, you may request to establish RECIPROCITY DIVER status with SI.
  • NOT an AAUS OM and your research is a collaborative project with SI, you may request to be authorized to dive under TEMPORARY DIVER status.  

Diver Authorization

1. Do you qualify to dive with SDP?  See SDP MINIMUM DIVING STANDARDS

2. Do you have an SI Sponsor?  All Visiting Scientists must have an SI Sponsor. 

3. Are you officially registered as a Visiting Scientist?  This is required before your dive application can be processed.