Diving Science and Safety

The UF DSSP, under the guidance of the University Dive Board, exists to ensure that all officially sanctioned diving at the University of Florida is conducted in a safe manner, thereby facilitating the research and educational functions of the University. The program strives to minimize the hazards of accidental and/or occupational injury while supporting and enabling legitimate diving activity and research functions appropriate to the University.

Appointed by the University Provost, the Diving Safety Board, and the Diving Safety Officer seek to ensure that all diving activity officially related to the University of Florida is performed in accordance with the University of Florida diving safety regulations. This program is then designed to meet exemptions from OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart T -Commercial Diving, Appendix B, Guidelines for Scientific Diving. To do this, and to meet community standards, the DSSP is an organizational member of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS).