> Get Involved > Volunteer
> Volunteer Diver
Contributions & Membership
Corporate Ticket Program
As an Aquarium
diver, you'll interact with exotic and unusual creatures without
driving to the beach. Volunteer diver are experienced certified
divers who prepare food and feed our fish. They also help keep
our tanks sparkling clean. Divers also entertain, educate and
interact with visitors during live dive presentations. All divers
must be certified in SCUBA, successfully complete a written
exam and pass a water skills test. Divers work one seven-hour
shift per month.
If you would like to be placed on the list for the next recruitment in 2010, please fill out the on-line application.
the diver orientation meeting, a dive recruit will:
- Be at
least 18 years of age and certified for scuba diving by a nationally
recognized organization (PADI, NAUI, YMCA, etc.)
- Have logged
a minimum of 25 dives, 12 open water dives within the last three
- Will fill
out an official application to the Tennessee Aquarium for volunteer
a copy of diving certification card, current first aid and adult
CPR certifications, and Oxygen Provider certificate prior to
diving in the tanks
a written exam covering various aspects of diving physics, physiology,
equipment and safety
- Will complete
an in-water skills test
- Have a
medical release from your physician.
food for the day’s dive and feed exhibited animals
- Help maintain
a clean and healthy environment for the animals
- Dive exhibits
at the scheduled times of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (summer 10 a.m.
and 2:00 p.m.)
aware of exhibit and dive changes and observe and interpret
- Keep and
log accurate records and maintain clean work areas
must be available:
- On regularly
scheduled diving days, once monthly at a minimum, from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. for the purpose of feeding exhibitory animals, to
perform basic maintenance and show dives.
- To remain
on active dive status, each diver must have a minimum 30 minutes
of bottom time per month, or 60 minutes bi-monthly and a minimum
of nine dives per year.
you are interested in becoming a volunteer please call
Julie Piper at 423-785-3057 or 800-262-0695 ext. 3057
or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.