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AAUS National Registry of Scientific Divers

At the 2022 AAUS Diving for Science Symposium, the AAUS Board of Directors discussed the forthcoming AAUS National Registry of Scientific Divers to be published on the AAUS website. This listing verifies that the diver has received training in accordance with AAUS standards. Status as an active AAUS diver can ONLY be conferred by an AAUS Organizational Member and must be renewed/verified every 12 months at minimum. Reciprocity between AAUS OMs requires additional documentation. After working out the internal logistics, we are now ready to begin populating this registry. In phase one, we will be adding newly trained divers (training completed in Spring 2022 and beyond) who choose to be listed in the Registry.
Requirements to be listed:
• Diver has completed an AAUS Scientific Diving Course through an AAUS Organizational Member
• Diver must have completed the AAUS SDC E-learning Course DSO/Instructor must indicate completion of in-water and additional training requirements via the AAUS SDC E-learning Course
• DSO/Instructor must attest that all training has been completed and the diver is eligible for listing

Registry will be expanded in the fall of 2022 to include any interested existing AAUS divers. For more information on registering students, please contact the AAUS office.

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