Diving Research & Safety Program
The UMass Boston Scientific Diving program serves researchers in all departments who use SCUBA to conduct part of their research program. Individuals may become UMass Boston scientific divers by taking either USEA 106 or receiving equivalent training (e.g., AAUS) from another institution.
Our mission is to ensure that sanctioned research diving conducted by UMB is done as safely as possible. We want UMB divers to get solid data and work as safe integrated research teams adhering to best practices.
Diving activity at UMass Boston is regulated by our Dive Safety Board composed of a majority of active UMass Boston divers The DSB works with a university Dive Safety Officer to make sure all research is in compliance with our Dive Safety Manual and best practices for research diving.
Manual and Forms for New Activities:
Daily forms for active divers:
Web forms to maintain diver information:
USEA 104 - Open Water SCUBA
USEA 106 - Underwater Research Methods Using SCUBA
Ted Maney, Dive Safety Officer
Jarrett Byrnes, Department of Biology, Chair Dive Safety Board
Bryan Legare, School for the Environment, Dive Safety Board Member