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.