Dive & Boat Safety

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The UCSB Dive and Boat Safety Program oversees UCSB's SCUBA programs and research projects requiring the use of SCUBA or boats. This program also enables UCSB to meet the scientific diving standards of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) by providing the training, dive planning and logistical support required for this type of underwater work.

To gain a better understanding of this program, please review the following document: Dive and Boat Safety Program Fact Sheet


Eric Hessell
UCSB Dive & Boat Safety Officer
Clint Nelson
Unit Dive and Boat Safety Officer - Santa Barbara LTER
Christoph Pierre
EEMB Marine Operations Director
Keith Seydel
Unit Dive and Boat Safety Officer - Moorea LTER