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Scientific diving

Several research groups at ASU engage in underwater research activities involving diving. To promote diving safety, ASU maintains an institutional membership in the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS), which has established standards and certification requirements for scientific diving. AAUS member organizations help protect themselves from possible fines and civil suits by their commitment to meeting AAUS requirements and adherence to a set of standards recognized as the “standard of practice” within the scientific diving community.

Under ASU policy and federal regulations all research and related activities involving underwater diving for which ASU is a responsible participant, regardless of whether the activity will receive funding or not must adhere to these standards per RSP207

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For more information, contact Robert Reavis at or (623) 845-3277.