AAUS Website Outage

The backend of the current site will be unavailable starting August 1st for approximately 30 days for upgrades and improvements.  Thank you for your patience!  Contact the office for any concerns.

AAUS Director-at-Large Election

The AAUS Board congratulates the new Director-at- Large, Ross Whippo.  Ross will begin his elected term on January 01, 2019.  We thank all the candidates for participating in the election; all are highly qualified individuals committed to the success of the AAUS. 

2018 Diving for Science Symposium

The 2018 AAUS Diving for Science Symposium will be hosted by the University of California Berkeley and the University of California Davis in Tahoe City, CA from October 09-13, 2018. Room block closes September 7th!  Register today!

2018 AAUS OWUSS Interns

Shane Lawrence, hosted by Bigelow,  and Lena Block, hosted by University of Alaska Fairbanks,  are our 2018 Interns.  Learn more about them and follow their summer!

2018 AAUS Student Scholarships

AAUS Foundation Student Scholarship applications are now open! All proposals are due June 30. For more information and application instructions, visit www.aausfoundation.org.


Welcome to a new initiative by the AAUS to spotlight organizational member projects and divers.  This month we feature an article by Charles Birkland entitiled Together for continuity into the second century of a coral transect. 

AAUS Social Media

In addition to our current Facebook page, AAUS now has an Instagram account: AAUS.Scientific.Diving. Follow us!  Any other images, videos, stories, or other things you would like shared, please send them to: AAUSsocialmedia@gmail.com.  

Current E-Slate

Curent ESlate is available on the first of every month.  You can access older editions in the resource library under "publications".

Make a Donation

Please support the organization by making a donation. Every dollar counts! Thank you to all those who have given in the past and please continue to support our vital mission in the future.


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AAUS Student Scholarship Applications Due

AAUS Student Scholarships 

The AAUS Foundation awards scholarships to graduate students engaged in, or planning to begin, research projects in which diving is used as an important research tool or studying diving science. The Kevin Gurr Scholarship awards $3000 to a Master program student. The Kathy Johnston Scholarship awards $3000 to a Doctoral student. AAUS may also award additional $1500 scholarships to the second ranked proposals in each category.  The Foundation also grants the Kevin Flanagan Travel Award providing up to $800 for undergraduate/graduate students to attend an AAUS scientific meeting and the Hollis Gear Award that provides up to two recipients with an award valued at $1250, good towards Hollis dive gear and travel monies.  Applications are submitted electronically and all proposals are due June 30. For more information and application instructions, visit www.aausfoundation.org,or send questions to the Scholarship Committee Chair at aaus@disl.org

AAUS Scholarship Recipients Announced

AAUS Scholarship Recipients are announced today.

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Huish Outdoors Recall

Huish Outdoors has recalled approximately 4500 Oceanic and Hollis scuba diving regulators. The scuba diving regulators can restrict airflow at low tank pressures (below 500 psi), posing a drowning hazard to divers. Customer should contact Huish Outdoors toll-free at 888-270-8595 (ext 4) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.Hollis.comand http://www.OceanicWorldwide.comand click on recall at top of page, or https://recall.hollis.comand http://recall.oceanicworldwide.comfor more information.


University of Alaska Southeast Dive Semester

Students interested in fisheries, diving, and marine biology can round out their studies with a field-based program in Sitka, Alaska in the Spring of 2018 (January 14 - May 03). Students will have the opportunity to work with UAS faculty and become accomplished research divers. Over the semester, students will learn everything from basic dive skills, to underwater rescue procedures, to underwater data collection techniques and will become familiar with local fish and invertebrate species while participating in new and ongoing marine-related research projects. Additionally, students will develop skills in basic skiff handling and small engine maintenance techniques. For more information, visit http://divesemester.alaska.edu/or contact Dr. Reid Brewer at 907-747-7799.

Women Divers Hall of Fame Inducts 2018 Class

The Women Divers Hall of Fame proudly inducted their 2018 new members at the Beneath the Sea Awards Banquet in Secaucus, New Jersey on Saturday, March 24, 2018.

This year’s outstanding inductees include: Diana Hollingshead, Eugene, Oregon, USA – Instructor, Scientific Diver, Marine Biologist; Nathalie Lasselin, Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Explorer, Filmmaker, Speaker; Sharon Kwok Pong, Hong Kong, China – Marine Conservationist, Wildlife Protection Activist, Environmental Advocate; Erin Quigley, Los Angeles, California, USA – Photographer, Educator, Speaker; Patty Seery, Durham, North Carolina, USA – Educator, Women’s Advocate, Facilitator; and Patricia Wuest, Maitland, Florida, USA – Dive Magazine Journalist, Scuba Gear Tester, Ocean Conservationist.

"This eagerly anticipated celebration of women divers from around the world is a special opportunity to honor women who have made a contribution in many different segments of the diving industry,” points out WDHOF Board Member Bonnie Toth. “We look forward every year to the induction ceremony and all of the opportunities to get together with so many of our sea sisters.”

For a list of current members, biographies, nomination requirements and deadlines visit www.WDHOF.org.

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