The purpose of the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection (FDEP) Dive Team is to provide competent diver
services to meet the scientific needs of the FDEP and the
State of Florida. All scientific diving under the
auspices of the FDEP shall be executed under the supervision
of the FDEP Dive Control Board. All FDEP scientific
divers shall have meet the minimum qualifications
established by the Dive Control Board as set forth in the
FDEP Diving Safety Manual. Each District/Division, or
Unit, will appoint a unit dive safety officer who is
responsible, through the Dive Control Board and the Safety
and Health Program Administrator, for the conduct of diving
done under the auspices of the Unit.
District (SED) Dive Team consists of environmental specialists whose job
includes the collection of underwater scientific data by means of SCUBA.
All FDEP personnel who dive as part of their job must be a member of the
dive team and certified as an FDEP diver by the Dive Control Board.
The SED Dive Team engages in a variety of projects including seagrass
monitoring, along with artificial reef and structure surveys. As part of the statewide FDEP Dive Team, the SED also makes its services available to other
Districts/Divisions throughout the FDEP. Occasionally, the SED
Dive Team will engage in field exercises with other government and
educational institutions that share reciprocity with the FDEP.
Members of the SED Dive Team
Dive Team Resources and Presentations
information, please contact Cynthia Lott, Unit Dive Safety Officer, at
(772) 398-2806, ext. 116, or via e-mail at
Southeast District Main Switchboard
Map and Directions
to the Southeast District Office