Diving & Boating Safety

UC Santa Barbara's Scientific Diving and Boating Program is one of the oldest, largest, and most active scientific diving and boating programs 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 UCSB's diving work can be conducted in a safe and effective manner while ensuring that UCSB meets current scientific diving and boating standards.

 New Diver Training

Scientific Diving

In order to dive for UCSB’s Scientific Diving Program, recreational divers must complete UCSB’s scientific diver certification course. This course is taught by UCSB's Dive & Boat Safety Officer.

Recreational Diving

Information about Open Water and Advanced SCUBA training and certification is available through UCSB's Adventures Program website.

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