CMAS Scientific Diving course in Chile
As part of my interest to improve scientific diving activities in Mexico I took part in a scientific diving course to be certified as Scientific Diving Instructor, this would allow me to certify undergraduate and graduate students as Scientific Divers according to the standards dictated by the World Underwater Federation (CMAS).
The CMAS Scientific Diving certification is the only regulatory body and certification that oversees Scientific Divings activities in Mexico and pretty much all of Latin America. Unfortunately obtaining this type of certification is not a standard practice in academic institutions in the region, but little by little we hope to improve the level of professionalization and certification related to scientific diving activities, this is just a little step in that direction.
Check out the link on the image above for a short description about this course by my home institution!