Ontario Scientific Diving School
Course Dates: TBD (Generally during the month of July)
Location: Queen's University Biology Field Stations (QUBS)
Estimated Registration Fee: $2,200/participant (Registration fee includes accommodation and daily meals at QUBS, and air fills for the duration of the course.)
Equipment: Participants are required to provide personal dive gear including: a cold water wetsuit or drysuit, dive knife, weight belt & weights (sufficient for drysuit diving), mask, snorkel, fins, dive flashlight, bottom timer (e.g., dive watch or dive computer), dive compass, 2 tanks, and regulator and BCD. A sleeping bag and pillow is also recommended. A lap top is also required.
Eligibility: This training program is open to 4th-year undergraduate students, Master or Ph.D. students, and Lab Technicians and Faculty Supervisors from any higher-level academic institution across Ontario planning to use SCUBA diving within their research programs.
Prerequisites: To register for this course, participants must have:
1. Received medical clearance to dive through completion of an occupational diving medical.
2. Achieved at minimum, an open-water sport diving certification from a recognized sport diving organization.
3. Minimum of 20 dives and 10 hours bottom time logged.
4. Current First Aid and CPR certification.
5. Current Oxygen Provider certification.
Course Description: Accredited by the Diving Certification Board of Canada (January 2014) this training program was developed to bring research diving back into Ontario by meeting both the high regulatory requirements of Ontario’s Labour Code and the specific needs of the scientific and research community.
Course Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the course participants will:
Dr. Geof Hall
58 University Ave, Queen's University
Kingston, ON, K7M 9H7