Skip to content




The UNC-CH Institute of Marine Sciences is an organizational member of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) and abides by their standards.

An overview of the IMS AAUS dive program and the associated fees can be downloaded here.

To download the IMS Standards Manual for Scientific Diving as a pdf, please click here. For more information concerning the IMS dive program, contact Glenn Safrit at 252-726-6841 ext 151.


Faculty, staff, and students can assess additional information about standard operating procedures and reservation policies, by going to the IMS Sharepoint Site.