First published on 
07/23/2017 - 16:30


The UW Diving Safety Manual applies specifically to scientific diving conducted under the auspices of the University of Washington. Additionally, it incorporates the standards of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences, which form the regulatory basis for occupational safety applied to scientific diving in lieu of the State of Washington Administrative Code. In so doing, it fosters reciprocity of diver training and certification between research institutions and government agencies. All other types of diving must adhere to the State of Washington standards for commercial diving operations, Chapter 296-37, Washington Administrative Code.


Diving Safety Manual
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