Reciprocity

Visiting divers from other CAUS member organizations, or those of the American Association of Underwater Sciences (AAUS), may be eligible to dive at UVic by providing a letter of reciprocity (LOR) from their home institute's designated scientific diver as permitted in the current manual/CAUS standard.

  1. Provide a letter of reciprocity (LOR) from your home institution to uvicdso@uvic.ca. UVic's DSO will assess your credentials.
  2. Please provide a minimum of 30 days notice to the designated scientific diver as permitted in the current manual/CAUS standard if you are looking to dive under an LOR. Divers must provide UVic's designated scientific diver as permitted in the current manual/CAUS standard with a copy of a dive medical.The expiry dates of dive medicals is considered to be that as mandated by WorkSafeBC (2 years expiry if your age is 40 yrs), regardless of the expiry dates stipulated by the governing body of the diver (e.g. AAUS).
  3. Visiting divers will need to complete the Standards and DCIEM components of the CAUS Scientific Diving Theory course.
  4. Visiting divers may need to complete the Dive Accident Management training course.

Contact

Environmental Health & Safety

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000