Submitting a cruise plan well in advance is essential to planning a successful dive.
This section includes information about scheduling days on station.
If you plan to work within 200 NM or visit a port in a foreign country, formal permission from that country might be required up to seven months or more before your cruise.
Each Alvin dive requires U.S. Navy area clearance to ensure the safety of both Alvin and other vessels.
The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Alvin's certifying agency, requires the testing of all scientific instrumentation brought into the personnel sphere for toxicity and flammability.
Useful information about Alvin data deliverables, duplication and media types.