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WHOI Diving Program records

 Record Group
Identifier: AC-68

Scope and Content Note

The WHOI Diving Program records consist of dive logs, training and certification records, accident reports, financial records and related materials maintained in the WHOI Diving Office by Diving Safety Officers Dave Owen, Terry Rioux and Ed O'Brien, dating from 1952 to 2010.


  • 1952-2010

Language of Materials

The records are in



Restricted: materials may only be viewed by the Office of Origin or permission of the Archivist.


Copyright: Permission to publish material from the collection must be authorized by the Institution Archivist.

Historical Information

Diving operations at the Institution and aboard Institution vessels are governed by the WHOI Diving Program.

Rules and regulations concerning diving policy are developed, interpreted, and reviewed by the Diving Control Board (DCB), which is comprised of the Institution Safety Officer, six experienced scientific divers, and the Diving Safety Officer (DSO). The DSO has operational authority for the Diving Program and is responsible for the enforcement of diving safety regulations, conduct of diver training, approval of dive plans and equipment, the compiling and storage of diving-related records and information, and the maintenance of Institution-owned diving gear.


3 boxes (3.75 lin. ft.)


The WHOI Diving Program records consist of dive logs, training and certification records and other material maintained in the dive office, dating from 1952-2010.

Custodial History

Records had been maintained in the dive locker prior to their transfer to the Archives.

Acquisitions Information

The records were received from Diving Safety Officer, Ed O'Brien, on September 16, 2010 as accession 2010-20. A second accession was received on October 1, 2014 as acc2014-25.

Related Material

See also MC-17, Dave Owen papers for more information on the WHOI Diving Program.

Processing Information

Processed in September 2010 and October 2014 by David Sherman.

A Guide to the WHOI Diving Program records, 1952-2010
David Sherman
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written inEnglish

Repository Details

Part of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Data Library and Archives Repository