Diving and dive safety instruction is provided, but we advise students to have basic certification in place before arrival. AAUS Scientific Diver Certification is a prerequisite for participation in underwater archaeology field schools, and students must have a basic certification to take the course. Techniques employed in underwater archaeological research are taught in the field schools where valuable research work and finds are made. The underwater fieldwork is intellectually and physically demanding, and fitness is a necessary requirement, as it is not recreational diving.
The purpose of this office is to ensure safe and effective diving and boating practices and to provide support for the research, educational, and recreational diving and boating programs on campus. Visit the ECU Diving & Water Safety’s web page for additional information or contact the director, Mark Keusenkothen.