SMS 324: Introduction to Research Diving

Students will be instructed in advanced diving, dive rescue, oxygen administration, and underwater research techniques. Practical field diving activities will be a large focus of the course. The course will be taught by the UMaine Diving Safety Officer, selected UMaine faculty, and guest lecturers experienced in using scuba diving as a research tool.  Following successful completion of course objectives, students will be eligible to participate in diving research projects as a scientific diver-in-training or scientific diver.

If you have a recreational certificate and hope to pursue scientific diving in your academic career, this is the class for you! Interested students should contact Chris at for further details. 3 credits

Please visit the UMaine Scientific Diving website for information about the program.

  • Instructor: Christopher Rigaud, UMaine Dive Safety Officer
  • This SBS class meets on Thurdsays