Diving Safety Forms and Information

Forms and Information for Current UH Scientific Divers and Divers-in-Training:


UH Diving Safety Manual

File Format: Adobe PDF


COVID-19 Essential Diving Activity Log


Incident, Accident or “Near Miss” Report


Request Records or an LOR (Letter of Reciprocity)


Application for University of Hawaii Scientific Diver Authorization


  • The Scientific Diver Application is now a Google Form application. It must be completed in one sitting. 
  • There is no option to start this form, save it, and return at a later time. 
  • Before starting the application, please ensure that you have scanned copies of supporting documents you wish to include, such as dive certifications, dive logs, and AAUS training verifications, and (for student non-employees) DAN Diving Accident Insurance. Documents may be uploaded as *XLS, *.DOC,  *.PDF or *.JPEG files, however the number of uploads is limited, so compiling multiple files (e.g., one image with multiple certifications included) is advised. While these documents may be submitted at a later date, inclusion at this time will greatly expedite and simplify your application process. 
  • At present time, the Spring 2021SDQC is limited to a maximum of 4 participants with immediate and essential need for qualification.  If you are applying for this purpose, Please upload a scanned letter from your advisor, explaining the essential and immediate nature of the need, and the irremediable impact to your UH position if you cannot be accommodated.  
  • Once submitted, your application will be reviewed. After preliminary approval, it will be returned to you for your and your advisor’s final signatures.


Scientific Diver Authorization Renewal Application Form

See Employer Insurability Memorandum for details. New 11/05


UH Diving Medical Examination Form


Application for Scientific Diving Research Proposal Approval

Research Proposal Application Example Questions


Application for Student Thesis or Dissertation Project Proposal Approval

Student Proposal Approval Application Example Questions


Dive Plan Application Form

File Format: WordNote: Dive Plans should now be routed through the appropriate Unit Diving Coordinator for review and advice prior to submission to UHDSP as of 02/2013


Monthly Dive Log Form (Rev. 2020-05)

File Format: Excel
IMPORTANT Please read Log Definitions and Guidelines before filling out dive log.

Dive logs may be emailed to: uhdsp@hawaii.edu



Visiting divers from all EXCEPT governmental agencies

Non-employee visiting divers (students, etc…) who are not diving as part of their employment; Employees of private or non-profit agencies;

Visiting Diver Non-Governmental Scientific Diver Application Form

File Format: PDF


Visiting divers who are diving as part of their employment with a government agency

Includes employees of:

Federal agencies (NOAA, National Park Service, USGS, etc…) State agencies (Hawaii DLNR-DAR, etc…); Government colleges, universities and research/educational institutions.

Visiting Diver Government/Employee Scientific Diver Application Form

File Format: PDF


Equipment Test Data Sheet

File Format: PDF


UH Diver Wanted Form

File Format: Microsoft Word Document


UH Volunteer Application Form

File Format: Adobe PDF

To comply with State of Hawaii regulations on the use of volunteers, liability coverage for the UH, PI and Lead Diver, and provide worker safety coverage for the volunteer.  UH Principal Investigators who propose to use UH scientific divers as volunteers for their UH project should complete and submit this form with original signatures to the UHDSP for each participating diver.

NOTE: The UH Volunteer Form should be completed and on file with the project’s PI/Department before the divers initial participation in any UH activity.