Objective: Prepare NOAA Divers and topside support personnel to safely conduct diving operations using tethered communications.
The NOAA Tethered Communications course is an intensive one-week program that includes theoretical and practical instruction for NOAA Divers and topside personnel. All students learn how to use specialized equipment and practice using them in various roles that include topside tender, standby diver, and diver.
- Setting up a diving station
- Pre-dive safety checks
- Troubleshooting equipment problems
- Extraction of injured divers and emergency assistance
- NOAA Tethered Communications
- NOAA Diver (for scuba divers)
- Familiarity with diving operations (for non-diving topside support)
- CPR, AED and first aid certificates (current during the entire class: certificates that expire during class are not acceptable)
- SEP diving equipment
All application materials must be RECEIVED by the NOAA Diving Center 30 days prior to the course start date. They can be e-mailed to the Diving Center at Support.NDC@NOAA.gov.
Include copies of your CPR, AED & First Aid certificates (these should be current through the end of class)