In coordination with the Sonoma County Health Order, the Bodega Marine Laboratory has suspended visiting hours and public tours until further notice.

Bodega Marine Laboratory and Bodega Marine Reserve are open to UC Davis affiliates who must review and submit appropriate documentation, see COVID-19 Safety Plan & Operating Procedures.

Scientific Diving Program

Dive Program

Diving is a valuable research tool. The mission of the UCD/BML diving program is to facilitate safe and productive subtidal research through standardized scientific diver training, emergency care, and boating instruction.

The UCD/BML Scientific Diving program operates in partnership with other diving programs to coordinate and standardize curriculum and methodology, and is affiliated with several nationally recognized scuba and first aid training organizations. An organizational member of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS), the UCD/BML Scientific Diving Program follows AAUS guidelines for scientific diving and diver training ensuring a smooth transition for divers coming to UCD from other educational and research institutions.

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Scientific Diving