Welcome to the University of Maine Scientific Diving Program!

For over 50 years, UMaine scientists and students have been using diving as a research tool in the fields of archaeology, biology, ecology, limnology, oceanography, and engineering. Traditionally most UMaine diving has been based at the Darling Marine Center, however, our divers conduct underwater research around the U.S. and worldwide in Australia, the Caribbean, the Arctic, and other regions.

UMaine is a member of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS), adheres to AAUS standards for the conduct of scientific diving operations and diver training, and fully supports diving reciprocity between AAUS member organizations.