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Scientific Diver Information

Persons interested in becoming scientific divers for East Carolina University must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an ECU student, faculty/staff member or a visiting scientist from another organization working under ECU auspices.
  • Hold, at a minimum, Basic SCUBA Certification from a National or International SCUBA Certifying Agency.
  • Complete the ECU Scientific Diver Training Course or hold current AAUS Scientific Diver Certification.
  • To receive training you must:


Divers coming from another AAUS diving program may request reciprocity and should discuss qualification options with the Diving & Water Safety Office.