Christopher Rigaud

Contact Information

Phone: 207.563.8273

CV:  Link to Rigaud CV


Website: Link to Scientific Diving Program Website

Darling Marine Center
193 Clark’s Cove Road
Walpole, ME 04573


M.S. Biology, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
B.S. Biology Long Island University-Southampton College


Chris has served as the UMaine Diving Safety Officer since 2003.  He studied marine science at LIU-Southampton College, (B.S.) and Texas A&M University Corpus Christi (M.S.). He has been a PADI Scuba Instructor for over 20 years, and is also an AAUS, SDI/TDI, and DAN Instructor, Emergency Medical Technician, and Public Safety Rescue Swimmer.  He has served as a Diving Supervisor on scientific projects for numerous institutions including: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, University of Texas Marine Science Institute, Harte Research Center, Gulf of Mexico Foundation, UMaine and others.  Chris is an active participant of the greater scientific diving community, and has served multiple terms on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences, the US Antarctic Program Diving Control Board, and as a guest instructor for the National Park Service.