Dive Office


The UM Dive Office and Scientific Diving Program are dedicated to providing the faculty, students, and staff of the University of Miami with the latest techniques and technologies in operational support and training while maintaining the highest standards of safety.


The diving program has over 125 active divers logging upwards of 3000 scientific dives and 1000 additional science training/proficiency dives per year in a variety of depths, environments, and diving modes/techniques. 

Different diving techniques include Nitrox, trimix, double tanks, staged decompression, surface supplied diving, diver propulsion vehicles, and closed-circuit rebreathers.

The support we provide spans many Marine Science fields including Archaeology, Biology, Chemistry, Conservation, Marine Affairs, and Geology.  Project locations include the local reef systems, Florida Keys, Dry Tortugas, Little Salt Spring (West-Central Florida), US Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Galapagos, Dominican Republic, French Polynesia, Panama, and Australia.


Rick Riera-Gomez Jr.
Diving Safety Officer
tel: 305-421-4107
fax: 305-421-4174
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