Diving Safety


It is the policy of the University of New Brunswick to promote safe scientific diving based upon the requirements established by the regulatory requirements including, but not limited to, the NB Occupational Health and Safety Act Regulation 91-191, CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z275.2-92, Occupational Safety Code for Diving Operations and water safety policy implemented by the University.  The UNB Diving Safety Manual provides a framework for all diving activities undertaken by University personnel (faculty, staff and students).


The University of New Brunswick and its Board of Governors or appointees shall not be liable for any injury (fatal or otherwise), loss or damage sustained, either directly or indirectly, through the use of this Diving Safety Manual including loss or damage resulting from negligence. Each diver shall engage in diving activity strictly voluntarily and shall assume all risks, consequences and potential liability for his/her own actions.

Diving Safety Committee

The Diving Safety Committee consists of the captain(s) of the University's research vessel(s); Director of Financial & Administrative Services UNBSJ; Manager of EHS UNBF; Manager of Security & Safety UNBSJ; and all supervisors of underwater research. The Committee shall meet at least annually and shall recommend policy, procedures and standards for underwater scientific diving to the President of the University.

Diving Safety Manual

The UNB Diving Safety Manual is available online as well as from the EHS Office on the Fredericton campus or the Safety and Security Office on the Saint John campus.


Please refer to the Diving Safety Manual for:

  • Form A - Medial Examination Report
  • Form B - Waiver