If you intend to continue your studies in a scientific field and you want to apply this knowledge underwater, then this track is for you. We are a member of the American Association of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) and train our scientific divers under these guidelines. We give you experience in underwater archaeology, marine biology as well as other underwater research opportunities. We have the timbers of a Spanish Galleon right in the Underwater Training Area. Here is some of what you will learn in this area:
Research Diving Concentration Requirements (11 credits required)
|ISC 2132 Basic Research Diving||4|
|OCB 1000 Introduction to Marine Biology||3|
|OCB 2102C Marine Data Collection||4|
Completion of the Research Diving focus plus our Scuba Rescue and Emergency Medicine course meets the requirements for a AAUS Certification.
We also have opportunities for training in remotely operated vehicles (ROV) and side scan sonar. In addition we have shipboard training on the NOAA research vessel the Dante Facell.
To see our research class in action follow link below: