Divers from other AAUS programs wishing to transfer to Stanford's scientific diving program should ask their previous Diving Safety Officer to send a letter of reciprocity and/or verification of training and copies of current paperwork and recent dive logs to Stanford's Diving Safety Officer at Hopkins Marine Station, Pacific Grove, CA 93950.

The transferring diver must file a Stanford scuba waiver and will be asked to complete an application to Stanford's scientific diving program on WebDiver. All AAUS paperwork requirements must be current; contact the DSO for information about renewing a diving physical exam, servicing dive gear, or updating safety training. Depending on the transferring diver's previous experience and training, an open-water check out may be required as part of an orientation dive. Skills to be evaluated are described in the AAUS Standards for Scientific Diving and in the Stanford Diving Safety Manual.