Fall Scientific Diving Course (MS 105)
Fall Semester AAUS Scientific Diving Course
- This course is designed to familiarize certified recreational divers with scientific diving techniques, and to qualify participants to dive under the auspices of MLML and other AAUS institutions.
- Demonstrate advanced understanding of diving physics, physiology, decompression, NITROX, night diving, emergency and rescue skills, equipment troubleshooting, navigation, and dive planning.
- Become familiar with research diving skills, survey techniques, and common marine organisms. Research techniques include REEF CHECK surveys.
- Increase competency as a coldwater diver under varied conditions.
- Become familiar with small boat diving safety techniques.
- AAUS Scientific Diving and NAUI NITROX, Rescue, and Master Diver certifications upon completion of the course.
- Open Water SCUBA certification prior to class start
- 12 logged dives (with 2 recent dives within last 2 months)
- Physical exam (see diving medical form) before class starts
- Pass the swim test first day of class (see skills list)
- Skin gear and appropriate thermal gear
- Strong willingness to meet rugged diving conditions and be a contributor to a team working in a field setting
For a detailed list of all prerequisites, please see the becoming an AAUS diver page to make sure you meet the requirements and send the application to email@example.com. Course add numbers will be provided to those students who meet the prerequisites.
NOTE: Science major credit for CSUF and SJSU undergraduate students only. Enrollment is limited to 12 students and preference is given to current MLML and CSU graduate students, then undergraduate students, then outside applicants, but we encourage all to apply.
How to register for MLML diving classes