Search and Rescue Dive Team – Underwater Academy

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Underwater Search and Rescue Team is seeking qualified SCUBA divers who are skilled and reliable and willing to volunteer their time, resources, and efforts in a commitment to their community.
Prospective candidates must attend the orientation session for the Underwater Academy on Friday evening, March 8th, at 7:00 PM, at the Ventura County Criminal Justice Training Center, located at 106 Durley Avenue, on the grounds of the Camarillo Airport. Water evaluation will be on March 10th, at 8:00 AM.
To be eligible for team membership, candidates must demonstrate a mastery of advanced diving skills by successfully completing the training program. Classes are held on select Friday evenings and Sunday mornings, from March 8th through August 25th, 2024.

Candidates must:

• Be 21 years of age
• Own their personal dive equipment
• Be a resident of Ventura County or immediate vicinity
• Hold an Advanced Diver Certification
• Possess a Rescue Diver Certification (may be obtained concurrent with the dive academy)
• Possess a valid Driver’s License
• Meet all background check requirements of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office
• Demonstrate strong watermanship skills and a commitment to the program
• Possess a current First Aid/CPR Certification (may be obtained concurrent with the dive academy)

Course Fee: There is a $250.00 fee to offset the cost of the training.

Location: Ventura County Criminal Justice Training Center (106 Durley Ave)
Date & Time: Friday, March 8th, 2024 @ 7:00 PM

Prepared by: Deputy Maxwell Ellis
Approved by: Captain Downard