When free diving, weight belt is used but no compressed air and one submerges to maximum 10 m depth. It may be used for observations and lighter work. More detailed description of rules as well as other useful information can be seen on a wall in the Diving facility as well as in Snorkelling and free diving (PDF) on this webpage. You will also find Risk assessment, Free diving (PDF), which has to be filled in and approved before free diving trip.
When snorkelling, neither compressed air nor weights are used and one submerges to maximum 2 m depth. It may be used for observations and lighter work. More detailed description of rules as well as other useful information can be seen on a wall in the Diving facility as well as in Snorkelling and free diving (PDF) on this webpage.
At Tjärnö Laboratory there are trained diving supervisors and diving personell able to give dive support to research projects. Pricing for this is equivalent to staff salary costs under defined mission.
In the Diving facility there is a compressor to fill the breathing air (200 and 300 bar). Compressor is serviced once a year and air quality checked at least once a year. Air filters are changed regularly.
Safety equipment, to borrow: Oxybox, first aid kit, knife, alpha flag, rescue net, current lines and lifelines.
At Tjärnö Laboratory there are 30 sets of snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel, wetsuit, fins and weight belt) for lending.
Boats for diving can be rented from the field station.
In the Tjärnö Laboratory Diving facility you can rinse, dry and store diving equipment and perform basic maintenance. Adjacent to the Diving facility we also has shower, sauna and locker rooms.