In order to participate in scientific diving at memorial you must have the following pre-requisites:

  • Possess a nationally recognized SCUBA certification (e.g. PADI, ACUC, etc.).
    • Have a minimum of five logged open water dives.
  • Possess a current, nationally recognized First Aid (FA), CPR and Oxygen FA level 1 or equivalent (e.g. St. John Ambulance) certifications.
  • Be declared medically fit* to dive by a licensed physician trained in diving medicine, as per WorkSafeBC.
  • Register with Memorial's Scientific Diving Safety Officer (DSO).

In order to register as a Scientific diver, the following documents must be submitted to and approved by Memorial;'s DSO:

  1. Diver registration form,
  2. Diver release and waiver form,
  3. Medical release from a licensed physician (valid for two years until the age of 39, and one year at 40 and older),
  4. Open water diver certification card,
  5. Completed open water check out dive evaluation form signed by diver in charge,
  6. Current CPR certificate,
  7. Current emergency first aid certificate,
  8. Current oxygen first aaid certificate,
  9. Completed Appendix E (review of manual acknowledgement) from Memorial's Guide for Diving Safety,
  10. Copy of personal dive log (at least 5 dives),
  11. Brightspace scientific diving safety course certificate

Please submit your completed registration package to to initiate the registration process.