KML Reservations

Step 1: Contact KML - Initial Inquiry

Please call, email, or fill out the form below to contact our Operations Manager, Lisa Tipsword, with a brief description of your course or project, expected group totals, and your primary and backup dates. 

Please know that completing this form does not automatically schedule your booking. Our team will touch base with you after form submission to confirm availability. 

Check Forms page for current rates and pricing tool.

Due to COVID-19  capacity restrictions resulting in scheduling challenges, please allow time for processing scheduling requests. Thank you for your patience. If this is a time sensitive request please contact Lisa Tipsword by phone. 

    Step 2: Facilities Use Request Form (FURF)

    The FURF provides KML with all the necessary information to finalize your reservation.

    Please call first to determine availability.

    Once scheduled you will receive a link to the online KML FURF.  

    Step 3: Liability Release Waivers

    Liability Release Waivers are required for all KML visitors.

    Please complete, sign, and submit.

    One for each group member. 

    Step 4: COVID-19 Forms and Information

    KML is operating under COVID19 restrictions check below for up-to-date information on COVID-19 procedures, guidelines, and forms.

    Please contact us regarding our practices for ensuring the health of our employees and visitors. Details will be provided at the time you make your reservation for our current policies regarding COVID-19 testing, masking, and social distancing.

    All visitors are required to fill out a Health Status Survey within 24 hours of arrival.

    PI’s or Group Leaders are required to submit a Covid-19 Illness Contingency Plan for approval before arrival.  

    For a PDF version of these forms click here.

    Additional Forms and Information

    What services will you require at KML?

    KML Seawater Systems

    Will your group need to reserve space in KML’s seawater system?

    This form is required to reserve seawater system space at KML.

    Please complete and submit. 

    1) Seawater Use Request Form (SURF)


    Questions?  Contact our Seawater Systems Manager, Emily Becker.

    SCUBA Diving

    All KML Dive operations are performed under AAUS Diving regulations and require the below supporting documents for Diving reciprocity.

    Please submit forms all together and 10 business days before arrival to allow for processing.

    Per Group:

    1) Dive Plan Approval Form

    Per Diver:

    2) AAUS Letter of Reciprocity (LORS)

    3) Proof of Insurance ( Workers comp, DAN, etc)

    Questions? Contact our DSO, Bill Ferrell.

    Boating and Snorkeling

    Will your group be boating or snorkeling with us?

    Please complete and submit all below:

    1) Boat Roster

    2) Snorkeling & Boating Understanding Form

    Check out our link below for more Information on snorkeling with KML.


    Questions? Contact us!

    Specimen Collections

    Would you like to have KML staff collect specimens for you?


    Check out our Specimen Collections page below for more information. 

    Please complete and submit:

    1) Collection Request Form

    Questions? Contact us!

    Permits and IACUC

    Will your group be conducting operations or collections that require permits or IACUC approval?

    There are multiple permitting agencies that control the marine and terrestrial resources and areas around KML.

    We are here to help!

    Check out our Permitting and IACUC Information page below for more details.

    Questions? Contact our IACUC and Permitting Coordinator, JD Reinbott.   

    Vessel Self-Captain

    KML vessels are typically captained by skilled and knowledgeable science staff.  Would you like to self-captain a KML vessel for your own small research group?

    Check out the forms below for more information.

    1) Self-Captain Boating Policy

    2) Self-Captain Agreement

    3) Vessel Check-Out

    Questions? Contact us