All diving involving acadamia, research or training falls under the system-wide University of Hawai'i Diving Safety Program. A majority of our faculty and staff are currently diving as scientific divers in support of classes or reserch projects. To be a UH Scientific Diver requires a significant time investment, as each diver requires a lengthy application process, an extensive medical review, and an evaluation of skills tested in the pool and open water environments. Each diver is required to have current CPR, First aid AED and O2 training. This ensures a strong safe program for all divers at UH Hilo.
Interested in becoming a scientific diver?
If you are planning on becoming or working as a scientific diver at UH-Hilo, please contact the Unit Diving coordinator, John Burns, or visit him at the MOP Office, Between Life Sciences C & D.
Additional Diving Resources
Big Island Dive Resources