TAMU-CC Dive Operations

Since 1984, TAMU-CC has engaged in research and data collection initiatives from sportfish tagging and surveying, oyster and seagrass sustainability, reef biodiversity, and real-time environmental monitoring. TAMU-CC research and diving locations span from local bays and estuaries to oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico and beyond.

TAMU-CC’s Diving Operations supports over 30 active scientific and commercial divers through promoting “do-it-right” diving habits, advancing innovative research, and advancing conscientious environmental stewardship in the South Texas diving community.  TAMU-CC Diving Operations follows rigorous safety and training standards set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and is an organizational member of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS).

Our Purpose

  • Ensure the safety of all divers participating in the TAMU-CC diving program by complying with standards of safety established by nationally recognized agencies. 
  • Implement standards set forth by AAUS scientific diving standards, OSHA standards for Commercial Diving Operations (29 CFR 1910 Subpart T), and best practices in the scientific diving program. 
  • Maintain membership and good standing with AAUS. 
  • Provide training and certifications needed for divers to perform all aspects of underwater research and data collection. 

Dive Operations Newsletters