GoDive program

GoDive Equipment Program

The University of California Santa Cruz, and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is proud to announce the GoDive Equipment Program.

As an institution, we are aware that diving gear costs have created a barrier impeding access for students to do scientific diving in the past. As a response to this concern, in 2023, the UCSC Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department created the GoDive program with the objective of increasing gear access to a broader range of students and staff by lending sets of BCDs, dive computers, regulators, dive weights and wet/drysuits for eligible applicants.  

If purchasing your own equipment, please review our helpful and insightful equipment hints here.

Special thanks to the Akin Family Foundation, whose generous contribution funded the initial creation of the GoDive Equipment Program.


If applying for BIOE75- Scientific Diving course.

This form must be submitted together with your full BIOE75 application before July 1st 11:59 pm PST. This form alone will not be considered a full application. 

If applying for Fall 2024 - Kelp Forest Ecology BIOE161.

This form must be submitted before September 1st 11:59 pm PST. 

Please reach out to divingsafety@ucsc.edu with any questions and allow 3-5 business days for a response.

Are you ready to GoDive?

Selected students/staff for the GoDive Program will fill out the form below once gear has been assigned.

Selected students/staff for the GoDive Program will fill out the form below before the return of assigned gear.