Divers collecting fish in a net on the seafloor

Stuart Sandin and Christian McDonald collecting fish for assessment at Palymra Atoll

Diver Dr. Stuart Sandin floating over coral reef with clipboard.

Dr. Stuart Sandin counting reef fish at Kingman Reef


The Scientific Diving Program at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is the oldest and one of the largest research support programs of its kind in the United States.

The program trains and supports the university's scientists, students, and technicians in the use of underwater techniques and technology necessary to safely conduct their research in underwater environments.

  • Four divers standing in shallow water.


    Dive plan and dive log database