Archaeological Diving Safety
Texas A&M University (TAMU) is committed to preserving the health and safety of its students, staff, faculty, affiliates, and visitors, and to protecting the environment in which archaeological SCUBA diving occurs.
All students, staff, and faculty of the Anthropology Department who intend to participate in an archaeological diving project must satisfy these five diving safety requirements:
- Be an Open Water Scuba Diver (or higher) certified by a recognized agency
- Complete a Diver Data and Contact Information form (Appendix A)
- Pass a physical examination using the Medical Examination form (Appendix B)
- Maintain current certifications in CPR, Basic First Aid, and Oxygen Administration
- Carry Master or Preferred level insurance from the Divers Alert Network (DAN)
These requirements pertain to all archaeological divers in the TAMU Department of Archaeology, regardless of whether they are participating in a project led by TAMU students/faculty or a project under the auspices of another institution or organization.
The objective of these requirements is to enhance and ensure the safety of all divers on a project regardless of whether they are affiliated with TAMU or not.
Please consult the Archaeological Diving Safety Manual below for more specific information on these requirements.
Completed paperwork should be submitted to the chair of the Archaeological Diving Control Board, Dr. Deborah Carlson, at firstname.lastname@example.org