Applying to the Dive Program

Welcome to the scientific diving community at Penn State. To participate in this program and/or EMSC 440 and 441, you will need to request access to the University’s dive management system, Bloop. Please email and one of our system administrators, Sarah Matthews or Jenn Stewart, will provide log in information and details.  

Once you have access to Bloop and have read Penn State’s Scientific Diving Standards Manual, there are several appendices you will need to fill out and upload to your Bloop account. Below, please find a list of the appendices you will need to complete and upload, along with the corresponding certification field in Bloop. 

Appendix Name  [Bloop Certification Name]

  • Appendix 6 AAUS Medical Evaluation of Fitness for SCUBA Diving Report --> [Medical Exam / Dive Fitness Physical]
  • Appendix 6b AAUS Medical Evaluation of Fitness for SCUBA Diving Report & APPLICANT'S RELEASE OF MEDICAL INFORMATION FORM --> [Medical Information Release Form]
  • Appendix 7 Diving Medical History Form --> [Medical History]
  • Appendix 9 PSU Diver Questionnaire --> [Emergency Contact Information]
  • Appendix 10 Application for Diving Certification – Diving Resume --> [Diving Resume]
  • Appendix 11 Scientific Diving – Safe Diving Practices --> [Standards for Scientific Diving Manual]
  • Appendix 12 Statement of Voluntary Consent General Release & Waiver of Liability --> [Liability Waiver]



The resources below offer guidance for navigating the online diving management system.