MLML’s diving locker and equipment:
Our dive locker is located at the Small Boats and Diving Operations building in Moss Landing. There are several lockers for storing personal diving gear. These lockers are typically full, but if you need one contact the Diving Safety Officer to see what is available.
One of the perks of being a MLML research diver is access to diving equipment. Besides SCUBA equipment, students have access to the dive truck, boats, research tools, and portable compressor (which are very useful for those Baja research trips). A more complete list is found below. Contact the Diving Safety Officer for further details.
Equipment Available to the Moss Landing Diving Program:
- (42) Steel Low Pressure 71.2 and 75 cu. ft. air cylinders
- (20) Steel High Pressure 80 cu. ft. and (10) 100 cu. ft. nitrox cylinders
- (5) regulators
- (10) buoyancy compensators
- 17 cfm nitrox/air compressor with an 8 cylinder fill station (training available for qualified candidates)
- (1) Bauer portable air compressor
- (1) Dive computer
- (2) Inflatable boats with various 2 and 4-stroke outboard motors
- (1) Sealife Digital Still Camera and strobe (available after training)
- Emergency Oxygen kits + field AED
If needed, ask about dive lights, scientific sampling gear, quadrats, transect tapes, slates, cages, traps, water collection devices, pneumatic drills, sledge hammers etc.
Other Equipment Available:
- 58 foot R/V John H. Martin
- 30 foot R/V Sheila B
- (3) 16 foot Boston Whalers
- (2) Ford (Dive) Truck