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A diver points a striped pole toward a shark inside a large aquarium exhibit
January 29, 2013
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January 29, 2013
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NOAA Basic Officer Training Class 127
May 4, 2016
Ensign Mason L. Carroll Ensign Mason L. Carroll reported to the NOAA Corps Officer Training Center on 6 January, 2016 to begin his basic training in the NOAA Commissioned Corps. Prior to joining NOAA, Ensign Carroll was a...
NOAA Basic Officer Training Class 127
May 4, 2016
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Frequently Asked Question

Where can I find information on dive pay?

Contractors can find out about dive pay from their employers.

Dive pay for federal employees is explained in NOAA's Administrative Order (NAO) 202-532A.

NOAA Corps Officers can find information in the NOAA Corps Directives


Frequently Asked Question

When should NOAA Corps Officers log a dive to receive dive pay?

Dives should be logged by the 10th of the following month.  For example, to get dive pay for November, you must log your November dive by December 10th.

Frequently Asked Question

What are Dive Orders?

In order for a NOAA Corps Officer to become authorized to dive, the officer must first receive Officer Diving Authorization or "Dive Orders." The authorization is official when the NOAA Form 56-30 Officer Diving Authorization Request is completed and signed by the officer, the officer's supervisor, and the Diving Program Manager. An Officer Diving Authorization Request form must be completed at the beginning of each fiscal year (October 1) or whenever the officer is assigned to a new diving unit. 

Basic Officer Training Class (BOTC) for the NOAA Commissioned Officers Corps is held at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. 
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Unit Diving Supervisor:  Barry Smith (203-882-6589) Locations:  Milford, CT Narragansett, RI Research Vessel Gloria Michelle, Woods Hole, MA Website: Sub-units:  OAR / Ocean Exploration and...

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