All Project Directors for diving projects conducted under the auspices of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology must fulfill the following 5 criteria. Please submit all required documentation to the Diving Safety Officer by April 15 of your project year.
- Download, complete and submit a completed Scientific Dive Plan Application (pdf link) (including a Diving Accident Management Plan) for approval.
- Diving Accident Management Plan must include the following: a. Name, telephone number, and relationship of emergency contact person for each diver. b. Nearest two operational recompression chambers and phone numbers. c. Nearest two hospitals, distances to them, and phone numbers. d. Available means of emergency transportation and phone numbers.
- Appoint a Dive Supervisor for the project.
- The Dive Supervisor must be certified as a Rescue Diver (Dive Master training is strongly recommended) and as an emergency oxygen provider by a recognized training agency.
- Ensure that all divers on their project comply with the requirements for individual divers working on INA projects.
- Please provide a list of all project divers to the Diving Safety Officer for approval.
- You should maintain a copy of all required documents (individual contact information, training and insurance records, medical examinations, etc.) for each diver for the duration of the project.
- Ensure that an emergency oxygen kit and an approved first aid kit are available at the dive site(s).
- This equipment can be purchased from DAN by calling 1-800-446-2671 or online at www.diversalertnetwork.org.
Project Directors who fail to comply with these requirements will not be permitted to conduct diving activities related to Institute of Nautical Archaeology projects. If you are having difficulties meeting any of these requirements, please contact the Diving Safety Officer as soon as possible.