Website Options

Options below affect the visual display. Choices are stored using browser cookies.

  • The low bandwidth option causes most images to disappear and stops external fonts from loading.

  • The underlined links option causes all website links to become underlined, making them easier to distinguish.

  • The high contrast option causes colors to change to mostly black and white.

Utility Navigation

Diving Program


Diving news and announcements.

Result Filters

E.g., 2018-03-21
E.g., 2018-03-21
June 30, 2016
Two divers inside a large aquarium exhibit

What do NOAA Divers do during their off time? NOAA Corps ENS Niki Norton and Phil Manougian, LCDR Sarah Duncan, and LT Zach Cress use their NOAA diving skills to volunteer!

June 24, 2016
A Diver photographs a school of hammerhead sharks

Meet NOAA Diver Paula Ayotte and read her enthralling account of her encounter with a school of hammerhead sharks during a recent research trip.

June 22, 2016
A NOAA Diver lays reels out a measuring tape underwater

On June 15, NOAA Divers concluded a research trip onboard the NOAA ship Hi’ialakai to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) and the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM).

June 15, 2016
A volunteer diver documents information at an underwater shipwreck site.

NOAA Divers undertake a field project with volunteer organization, Diving With a Purpose (DWP), to identify an undocumented shipwreck on Elbow Reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

January 15, 2016
A laptop screen showing a heart ultrasound image

Last September, the NOAA Diving Program conducted non-invasive research on bubble formation in the hearts of NOAA Divers diving to a maximum depth of 300 ft.

October 30, 2015
New Nitrox scuba diving bottles on a NOAA Diving Center cart

This PO2 level is currently the standard in the military and other federal, civilian and the vast majority of academic diving programs.

October 22, 2015
NOAA diver collecting a new species of sea horse and dragonet fish inside a plastic bag

Last September, NOAA Divers dove to the deepest depths any NOAA Diver has yet reached, down to a maximum of 300 feet, to survey areas around the North Western Hawaiian Islands.

You are here:
Reviewed: August 10, 2016. Contact us with page issues.

"Access controlled" content.