DiverphotoDiver photographing attached biota (soft corals, algae and sponges) on boulder in arctic kelp bed, Beaufort Sea.
Photograph by Ken Dunton

 NOTICE: UTMSI suffered damage in Hurricane Harvey. Our Port Aransas campus and the Bay Education Center in Rockport are currently closed. Thank you for your support and understanding. 

The UTMSI Diving Program supports diving operations by students and staff of the Institute

We are an accredited AAUS program with reciprocity privileges at other recognized AAUS programs.

Diving operations at UTMSI have been conducted in the local coastal zone, offshore reefs, the arctic and antarctic as well as blue-water diving operation in the Gulf of Mexico and central Pacific Ocean.

The Dive Manual has information needed to apply for scientific diving certification at UTMSI as well as general operation procedures.
 
 
 
 
divesignFrank Ernst
Assistant Diving Safety Officer