Diving & Boating Safety

UC Santa Barbara Scientific Diving and Boating Program is one of the oldest, largest, and most active scientific diving and boating program of its kind. Managed by UCSB's Environmental Health and Safety, the Diving and Boating Safety program trains and supports UCSB's scientists, students, staff and volunteers so that this work can be conducted in a safe and effective manner while ensuring UCSB meets current scientific diving and boating standards.

Training open water divers to perform scientific work underwater.

Resources for dive planning, maintaining certification, and standards.

Resources and information for those operating UCSB boats.

Open water certification courses offered through the UCSB Rec Center.