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Scientific Diving Minor

This minor within the university's diving program provides broad-based support of subaquatic research, education, and recreational activities.

The courses and certifications within the minor meet diving and training standards of Humboldt State University, the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI), and the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS).


  • All courses require completed HSU diver certification documentation prior to any diving, including a university-approved medical exam (Medical Evaluation of Fitness for SCUBA, Surface-Supplied, or Free Diving).


  • PE 262 Beginning SCUBA
  • PE 282 DAN Oxygen Provider Certification [required every two years]
  • PE 362 Advanced SCUBA
  • PE 471 Scientific Diving
  • HED 120 Responding to Emergencies-
  • CPRFPR [required every two years]