Dive Into the California Academy of Sciences!


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


55 Music Concourse DriveGolden Gate ParkSan Francisco, CA 94118


Academy volunteer divers plunge into stunningly beautiful environments while feeding fish and keeping tanks sparkling clean. Interested divers may also be trained to deliver dive presentations in our Philippine Coral Reef tank, one of the deepest live-coral aquarium exhibits in the world.

Volunteer diver requirements:

  • Minimum of 50 logged SCUBA Dives
  • Current CPR, First Aid, and Oxygen Provider certifications
  • Pass the Academy diver medical exam (conducted by your physician)
  • Pass the Academy swimming and SCUBA diving skill pool evaluation
  • Commitment of 2 dives shifts per month


  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Habitat Restoration
  • First Aid / CPR
  • Aquarium Maintenance
  • Environmental Science

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 half day shifts per month, Sunday-Saturday
  • Application, Interview, reference checks

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