American Academy of Underwater Sciences
Standards For Scientific Diving
2017 AAUS-Standards revisions/updates
AAUS is in the process of revising and updating the AAUS standards
manual and we would like community feedback on changes that they would
like to see. Our goals are to streamline and update the manual as well
as better define some sections. Please visit www.aaus.org/standards_update to complete a short survey about potential changes and submit your suggestions.
The newly approved Rebreather Standards are included in the 2016 Verson
of the AAUS Standards below. Only OMs that use that mode of diving
should incorporate these new standards into their standards manuals.
AAUS Standards for Scientific Diving (2016) - PDF Format
AAUS Standards for Scientific Diving (2016) - Word Format
When standards manuals are
submitted as part of an Organizational Member application, a completed
standards manual checksheet must be uploaded with the manual. Use the
2013 version below which should cover the 2016 version as well.
Standards Manual Checksheet (2013)
Similar to the standards
manual checklist above, current or potential OMs may wish to use the
following tool to self audit their program. This is not currently
required to be submitted to AAUS.
OM Self Evaluation Form (2014)