The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office Dive Team is made up of full-time deputies and Surf Rescue as well as volunteers with the Sonoma County Search and Rescue Team. They are all trained and certified in Free-Diving, S.C.U.B.A. Swift Water Rescue . The function of the Sonoma County dive team is recovery of evidence, raising sunken vessels and the recovery of victims from any fatal water activity.
Members of the Dive Team train with the Sheriff's Helicopter Unit, "Henry One", and the Marine Unit. All divers are Advanced Open Water Divers and certified for night dives. All of the Dive Team members are NITOX certified.
Monthly training is conducted in the Russian River, Lake Sonoma and the Sonoma County coast. Many of the Dive Team members are NAUI or PADI instructors.
Their equipment is top of the line and the dive team has their own 4x4 pick-up and a 20' "Dive Trailer" that holds all the gear and has ample room for changing and warm-up. Members of the Dive Team are subject to call-outs 24/7.