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 OM but has a Scientific Diving Program which meets AAUS minimum standards, you may request to establish RECIPROCITY DIVER status with SI.
- NOT a current AAUS OM, does not have a Scientific Diving Program which meets AAUS Standards, you may request to establish NON-RECIPROCITY DIVER status with SI if you as a diver meet the SDP minimum requirements and your home institution will sign the SDP Risk Waiver Release form to acknowlede responsibility for your dives.
- NOT an current AAUS OM and your research is a collaborative project with SI, you may request to be authorized to dive under TEMPORARY DIVER status.