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Facilities & Equipment

Facilities-  The Darling Marine Center serves as the primary home of the UMaine Scientific Diving Program. The shore side location allows for dive training, equipment testing, and other associated activities to be conducted within a few yards of the laboratory. A heated Dive and Field Staging building is available to prepare, store, and clean scuba gear and other field equipment. Personal storage spaces and warm water showers are also available.

SEA&SEA 1200HD Equipment-  The UMaine Scientific Diving Program encourages all scientific divers to invest in their own scuba equipment.  Scuba cylinders and air fills are available at the Darling Marine Center.  Diving operations that demand a large number of  cylinders should consider acquiring project specific cylinders.

 

SEA&SEA 1200HDEquipment Rental- UMaine has a limited number of BCDs, regulators, dive computers, and weights available for loan/rental to scientists and students;  all other equipment must be provided by individual divers (see UMaine Diving Manual for required equipment).  Contact the DSO regarding equipment availability and checkout well in advance of your intended use date.

Standard rental rates for visiting scientists and students are listed below.

Item

Day

Week

Month

Term/Semester

Regulator

$10.00

$40.00

$100.00

$250.00

BCD

$10.00

$40.00

$100.00

$250.00

Computer

$10.00

$40.00

$100.00

$250.00

Weights

$10.00

$40.00

$100.00

$250.00

*Above rates discounted 50% for UMaine scientists and students*

***Items listed below are considered personal equipment and   should be rented only when absolutely necessary.  Limited sizes and selection available.

Mask, Fins, Snorkel

$10.00

Day-rate only

Boots, Gloves, Hood

$10.00

Day-rate only

Dive Light

$10.00

Day-rate only

Dive Knife

$10.00

Day-rate only

SMB

$10.00

Day-rate only

Whistle

$5.00

Purchase only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Scientific Diving
193 Clarks Cove Road
Walpole, ME 04573
Phone: 207-563-8273
E-mail: crigaud@maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1865