Scientific Divers for Archaeological Work

AAUS divers needed for offshore project near Cedar Key, FL. spanning 2/1/22 – 5/31/22. Must have all dive certs, including current CPR-first aid, recent (1 year) gear service, own exposure suit (water temp is going to be in low 60’s for first month), safe boater card, DAN insurance, camping gear.

Tanks and safety equipment will be provided. No heavy drinkers, please. Preference given to archaeologists but will consider professionals from other marine sciences . No excavations planned. Work will consist of swimming lines, circle and other systematic searches for target investigation, video, and diver-driven sediment coring. I will consider training appropriate candidates who already have AAUS cert.


OPS position through University of Florida is $20 per hour (approx. $200) per day with two 2-day missions per week. Maximum 40 hours per week over 4 days of work. Each team will conduct two dives per day. Some camping is planned to minimize driving (one night of camping per 2 day cycle). Camp fees will be covered but employees will not be compensated for food or other lodging/rental fees. Will consider hiring for part time (2 consecutive days in a week).

*Those prone to sea sickness should not apply*

Contact me at mnewton@ufl.edu if interested.

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