General Process to dive at TAMUG

  1. Ensure that your diving file, whether recreational or scientific, is up to date with all of the required information. Section 3.11 in the TAMUG Diving Safety Manual lists all administrative requirements and documentation that must be present in individual diver files. The hard-copy version of your dive file is housed in the DIVE offices (SAGC suite 300) and can be accessed by appointment. Alternately, you may request secure digital access to your dive file by emailing diveplansubmissions@tamug.edu.

  2. Complete a first draft of the Dive Plan Submittal Form (click here) and email a copy to diveplansubmissions@tamug.edu. All open water diving operations completed under the auspices of the University must be associated with a submitted, and approved, dive plan. The Dive Plan Submittal Form is Appendix 4 in the 2016 TAMUG Diving Safety Manual, and it is available in both pdf and Microsoft word file formats.

  3. Submit your dive plan first draft at least two weeks (10 business days) in advance of your planned diving operations to allow adequate time for dive plan evaluation, possible revision, and final approval by the dive safety oversight professionals.

Once the lead diver has submitted the draft…

  1. DIVE faculty will enter the dates and equipment listed on your draft dive plan on a first come, first serve basis in order to reserve your equipment.

  2. A dive safety oversight faculty member will review the dive plan within 2 business days and discuss any safety or compliance questions with the lead diver.

A couple of important points:

  1. It is each diver's responsibility to:
    a.   Be familiar with the TAMUG Diving Safety Manual, available here.
    b.   Log their dives made under university auspices here
    c.   Plan ahead for diving projects, and ensure that safety courses are up to date (CPR, First Aid, O2 delivery).

  2. Using diving (life-support) equipment from the DIVE locker will cost 9.53/dive, due to the fact that the university requires that the costs of maintaining equipment is transferred to the users, including students in courses, diving student organizations, and researchers. This payment is typically charged to your department's account at the end of each semester.

  3. It is the responsibility of DIVE faculty to facilitate safe diving by maintaining compliance with AAUS and dive training agencies. DIVE faculty are responsible for retaining records of dive plans and diver files, but they are not responsible for maintenance and upkeep an individual diver's file.