UC Dive & Boat Safety Consortium

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boat on ocean with rays of sun shining through clouds
scuba diver posing in water


(Under Development)

Boating Checklist
Diving Authorization Checklist
Emergency Management Info
Dive Physical
UC Waivers
     •   Diving Waiver
     •   Boating Waiver
UC Consortium Dive Safety Manual
UC Consortium Boat Safety Manual

Useful Links

UC WorkComp
UC Field Safety
Dept. of Waterways
US Coast Guard
Divers Alert Network
UCB (under development)
UCI (under development)
UCM (under development)
UCOP (under development)

Overview & Contacts

The UC Dive & Boat Safety Consortium is an association between UCB, UCI, UCM, UCOP and UCSB. The Consortium’s primary purpose is to provide UCB, UCI and UCM with the dive and boat safety oversight and support necessary for their campuses’ research projects involving SCUBA or boats.

This Consortium also enables UCB, UCI and UCM to meet the scientific diving standards of the Fed and Cal 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. Furthermore, the Consortium helps ensure that all member-related scientific boating activities meet the requirements set forth by the US Coast Guard, the California Department of Boating and Waterways, and the Scientific Boating Safety Association.

The UCSB Dive and Boat Safety Program manages and helps support this UC Dive & Boat Safety Consortium, however, the UCB, UCI and UCM diving and boating activities operate specifically under the UC Consortium Dive and Boat Safety Manual and Control Board.

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Jim Hayward
UC Consortium Dive and Boat Safety Officer
Eric Hessell
UC Consortium Dive and Boat Safety Coordinator
Office: 805.893.4559