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Maintaining NOAA Dive Certifications

Requirements for maintaining NOAA Dive Certifications are as follows:

Dive Proficiency:

  • Must log 3 dives per calendar quarter
  • Calendar quarters are Jan 1 - Mar 31; Apr 1 - Jun 30; July 1 - Sep 30; Oct 1 - Dec 31
  • Authorization to dive will be suspended if the above is not met

Physical Requirements:

  • Dive physical must be submitted through UDS to NDC per age-based interval
  • Physical is reviewed and approved by NDC

Training Requirements:

  • Must submit evidence of yearly refresher training (Dive accident drill, oxygen administration refresher, etc.)
  • CPR and First Aid as required by certifying agency
  • CPR, First Aid, and O2 training or refresher certifications must be current during the entire class. Certificates that expire during class are not acceptable.

 

 

 

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