Training & Certification

Training

Once the designated scientific diver as permitted in the current manual/CAUS standard has approved your registration, the next steps to be qualified as a Level 1 (20m/60ft) or Level 2 (40m/130ft) diver are as follows:

NOTE: face-to-face training is currently postponed due to CoViD-19. Online training for the scientific diving program is still available.

CAUS level 1

  • Completion of the scientific dive theory course
  • Dive accident management training
  • Oxygen administration for divers
  • Swimming/diving skills evaluation (pool)
  • Ocean dives

CAUS level 2

  • You must be current in all certifications requirements.
  • Be a current CAUS Level I
  • Complete a CAUS Level II exam with a minimum grade of 80%
  • Plan and execute a minimum of four scientific dives deeper than 20m, with at least one being to 40m. Dives will be under the direct supervision of the designated scientific diver as permitted in the current manual/CAUS standard.

Please visit the Research safety training page for enrollment in courses.

Maintaining certification

To remain a current CAUS diver, you must:

  • Log a minimum of 12 dives during any 12 month period (at least one dive must be to the depth of prescribed qualification (Level 1, Level 2)).
  • Be current in required qualifications (e.g. dive medical, first aid).
  • Conduct an annual check out dive with the designated scientific diver as permitted in the current manual/CAUS standard.

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