April 14th-17th, 2017
This is an intensive four day workshop (32 hour minimum) hosted by the Florida Institute of Oceanography at the Keys Marine Laboratory (KML).
This workshop is designed to provide an opportunity for newly trained, or inexperienced, American Academy of Underwater Science (AAUS) Divers-in-Training (DIT) to gain proficiency in scientific diving techniques.
Upon completion, the DIT will have successfully earned their 30 ft scientific diver rating while gaining proficiency in many diving skills commonly used in marine research.
It also allows the opportunity for previously trained and active AAUS divers to maintain their status, as required by AAUS Standards Section 5.60, by providing dives that contribute to the annual number of dives required to maintain their depth rating.
This workshop is NOT intended to train beginning scientific divers. Instead, it offers the opportunity to advance or maintain their current AAUS scientific diver status, while learning skills crucial to conducting underwater research.
If are a current AAUS diver or Diver-in-Training interested in this workshop, you can register through University of South Florida’s Continuing Education website here: http://www.usf.edu/continuing-education/programs/ce-partnerships.aspx.
The workshop will be limited to 8 divers. We hope to confirm numbers by March 17th and have all necessary LORs submitted by March 27th.
Please contact KML's DSO, Bill Ferrell firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.