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.

Dive Courses


UC Davis offers scuba instruction at the Bodega Marine Laboratory facility in Bodega Bay, CA. A broad range of specialties including altitude, drysuit, rescue, enriched air, emergency care, boat operator/seamanship, and more are offered as workshops on an as needed basis. Diving leadership-level courses (Assistant Instructor, Divemaster, Instructor prep) are available for diving program staff.


Contact the Diving Safety Officer for course registration information:

Jason S. Herum, Diving Safety Officer
PO Box 247 (USPS)
2099 Westshore Rd. (UPS/FedEx)
Bodega Bay, CA 94923
Ph (707) 875-2032
Fax (707) 875-2009

UCD is a recognized training facility for the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI), American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI), and the Diver’s Alert Network (DAN). UCD is an Organizational Member of the American Academy of Underwater Science (AAUS) and follows the Academy’s standards for scientific diving and intercampus diver reciprocity.

Marine Operations and Scientific Diving