What We DoThe Council helps dive clubs work together for the betterment of San Diego diving. We are a forum for the exchange of information between dive clubs, and between divers and local, state, and federal agencies. We sponsor programs of interest to a broad range of divers.
The Council cooperates with the legislative, safety, and conservation programs of the nation-wide Underwater Society of America and the state-wide Conference of California Councils. We assist divers organize new dive clubs.
The Council monitors government activity affecting diving. It has advocated for local divers with the City of San Diego Underwater Parks Advisory Committee, the San Diego City Council, the California Department of Fish and Game, the California Coastal Commission, the California Legislature.and San Diego Parks and Recreation.
The Council takes pride in the initiation of several safety programs. The Council sponsors Rocks, Rips, and Reefs. (3 Rs) program. The 3Rs is an in-water education and site orientation program for divers and snorkelers. 3R's participants are briefed on the interaction of surf, swell, and tides on underwater rocks and reefs, then enter the water and tour popular dive sites with local instructors.
Founded in 1951, the Council of Divers is a non-profit community service organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the marine environment, diver safety, education, conservation and wise legislation.
OfficersPresident Scott Anderson Vice President Open Treasurer Sandra Anderson Secretary John Leek Directors Cary Humphries, David Pierce