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Standardized Equipment Program

Use of NOAA-Issued Diving Equipment Off-Duty


In order to maximize the safe conduct of diving operations, NOAA divers are required to regularly train to maintain a high level of proficiency through the performance of diving activities on a routine basis.  In recognition of the important benefits of regular dive training with a uniform set of diving equipment, NOAA divers may use NOAA-issued diving equipment on off-duty dives for the purpose of maintaining diving proficiency. Such training helps maintain familiarity with the controls and function of the equipment, develop muscle memory needed to react automatically during emergencies, and promote physical fitness.

NOAA divers shall be authorized to dive by the NDP in order to use SEP gear off-duty.  Prior to using NOAA-issued diving equipment on off-duty dives, each diver must sign and comply with the NOAA SEP Off-Duty Equipment User Agreement and SEP Off-Duty Equipment User Release of Liability available at www.ndc.noaa.gov. Copies of these documents shall be maintained at the Diving Unit by the UDS.
All off-duty dives using SEP equipment shall be logged as "Training/Proficiency" and "Non-Duty" using the NDP online dive logging system available at www.ndc.noaa.gov.

Authority for accepting divers into the SEP off-duty diving program rests with the UDS.  The NOAA NDPM, LODO/SODO, or UDS may revoke approval for participation in this program for cause, at any time.  Maximum depth and tasks authorized may be limited by the NDPM, LODO/SODO, or UDS based on review of the divers' resumes and dive logs.
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