- Activities using SCUBA, Surface Supplied equipment, Rebreathers, etc.
- Breath-hold activities, such as snorkeling and freediving
- Chamber diving (hyperbaric/recompression chamber)
The roles and responsibilities of our Officers, People Leaders, Dive Coordinators and Diver/Dive Support personnel can be found on our Diving at the University of Tasmania intranet webpage.
We are transitioning from our 2009 Dive Procedures Manual to the UTAS Dive Manual and Appendices Ver 9.0 which was approved on 30th June 2022. Both the new and prior manuals are provided below for your reference. It is advised that you begin using the new manual as soon as practical. For more information and familiarisation sessions, visit the UTAS Diving Community Teams Page
Diving Safety Committee
The Committee advises the University Dive Officer regarding development and implementation of relevant University policies, minimum standards and procedures.
An overview of the interaction between legislation, standards and other guidance material, plus key acronyms and definitions used in scientific diving.
The University is a member of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS). The University Diving Safety Committee members are listed as a Diving Control Board member or DSO of University of Tasmania by the AAUS. The AAUS provides technical advice to the University of Tasmania in accordance with AS/NZS 2299.2:2002 Occupational Diving Operations-Scientific Diving.
For the purposes of the AAUS procedures, this sub-committee fulfils the same role as a Diving Control Board (DCB) and the members fulfil the same role as Dive Safety Officer (DSO).
Diving safety committee
The Diving Safety Committee (the Committee) is the advisory body responsible for supporting safe diving practices at the University of Tasmania, including in relation to relevant legislation, Australian Standards, Codes of Practice, industry requirements and the University’s Diving Minimum Standards and Procedures.
The Committee advises the University Dive Officer regarding development and implementation of relevant University policies, procedures and the Diving Safety Manual.
The University of Tasmania is a member of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS). The AAUS provides technical advice to the University of Tasmania in accordance with Scientific Diving industry standards. For the purposes of the AAUS procedures, this committee fulfils the same role as a Diving Control Board (DCB) and the University Dive Officer fulfils the same role as Dive Safety Officer (DSO).
The Committee meet quarterly.
|Chair - Executive Director - IMAS||Catriona MacLeod||ongoing|
|Director, Safety and Wellbeing||Chris Arnold||ongoing|
|University Dive Officer||Vallorie Hodges||ongoing|
|Principal Dive Officer (IMAS Taroona)||Jane Ruckert (Acting)||ongoing|
|Autonomous Maritime Systems Operator/Technician (AMC Search)||Martin Filleul||ongoing|
|Lecturer Maritime Training Ocean - Seafaring - AMC||Stephen Hurd||2 years|
Jeff Ross |
|Professional Scientific Divers||Antonia Cooper |
|Independent (external) professional diver||Jonathan Benjamin (Flinders University)||2 years|
|Operation Manager - AMC||Gregory Truloff||ongoing|
|Operation Manager - IMAS||Kirsten le Mar||ongoing|
|Diver Health Expert from the Dept of Diving and Hyperbaric Representative Medicine at RHH||ongoing|
Invitee - Chair Vessel Safety Committee - Michael Van Balen (Principal - AMC)
Secretariat - Support to the Committee - Safety and Wellbeing representative
For advice or to submit an Agenda item for Diving committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Tuesday 15th March 2022||via zoom||10.30 am to 12.00pm|
|Tuesday 7 June 2022||via Zoom||2.00pm to 3.30pm|
|Monday, 19th September 2022||via Zoom||10.30am to 12.00pm|
|Thursday 8th December 2022||via Zoom||2.30pm to 4.00pm|