The Riverside County Sheriffs Search and Recovery Team
is made up of Deputies and Volunteers who seek to help the County in the recovery of evidence and drowning victims in the lakes and canals that are a part of the county and surrounding communities. They take this seriously for the sake of safety and the families that maybe impacted. In order to see justice done in the case of evidence and closure in the case of a missing person. It is thankless work until needed. Then only appreciated by the victims of tragedy, that certainly have other things on their minds, and are stricken with grief and loss. This unofficial site pays homage to those that give to the community in which they live in order to make it a better place. This can be dangerous work in some very uncomfortable conditions and it takes a special person to dive into black water to recover someone who has meet a tragic end. To these men and women this page is dedicated.
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Each member must maintain high standards in their diving and physical conditioning. The following requirements are meet every year by each team member.
Additional copies available at no charge via the International Association of Dive Rescue Specialists webpage. Visit www.IADRS.org
I.A.D.R.S. Annual Watermanship Test
There are four exercises that evaluate stamina and comfort in the water, each rated by points. The diver must successfully complete
all stations and score a minimum of 12 points to pass the test. These scores are recorded on the Annual Skills Evaluation Form.
Stamina Exercise 1: 500 yard Swim
The diver must swim 500 yards without stopping using a forward stroke and without using any swim aids such as
dive mask, fins, snorkel, or flotation device. Stopping or standing up in the shallow end of the pool
at any point during this exercise will constitute a failure of this evaluation station.
Time To Complete Points Awarded
Under 10 minutes 5
10 to 13 minutes 4
13 to 16 minutes 3
16 to 19 minutes 2
More than 19 minutes 1
Stopped or incomplete Incomplete
Stamina Exercise 2: 15 Minute Tread
Using no swim aids and wearing only a swimsuit, the diver will stay afloat by treading water, drown-proofing, bobbing,
or floating for 15 minutes, with hands only out of the water for the last 2 minutes.
Performance Criteria Points Awarded
Performed satisfactorily 5
Stayed afloat, hands not out of water for 2 minutes 3
Used side or bottom for support at any time 1
Used side or bottom for support > twice Incomplete
Stamina Exercise 3: 800 yard Snorkel Swim
Using a dive mask, fins, snorkel, and swimsuit (no BCD or other floatation aid) and swimming the entire time with the
face in the water, the diver must swim nonstop for 800 yards. The diver must not use arms to swim at any time.
Performance Criteria: Points Awarded
Under 15 minutes 5
15 to 17 minutes 4
17 to 19 minutes 3
19 to 21 minutes 2
More than 21 minutes 1
Stopped at any time Incomplete
Stamina Exercise 4: 100 yard Inert Diver Rescue Tow
Wearing full scuba equipment and breathing air, the diver must push or tow an inert diver wearing dive gear on the
Each Team Member is responsible for their dive equipment and must have a minimum of equipment as shown on the check list... The team excepts donations as a non-profit organization and does found raisers from time to time to help found the Volunteers with equipment such as boats, Sonar, and Dive equipment for the team. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation please contact the Riverside County Sheriffs Dive Team. We will post activities that the dive team is involved in Professional manor with sensitivity to all involved.
We hope to be your source of underwater adventure, Videos, Photos, Training, and a place of resources for both the entertainment industry and the public. We hope to attract the diving public to a site that will be interesting and educational as well as fun and informative.
We hope to be a forum for talent from the dive industry and the diving public. A place for talented production professional and amateur videograhers and photographers to display their best work and have an opportunity to be seen by a large audience.
We are open to suggestions as to the secondary direction this site might take. We are active divers who enjoy what we do and want to share it with the dry world. We hope that in doing so will promote SCUBA Diving, help preserve the worlds reefs, and introduce the underwater world and its beauty to the many that have not gone our will not go.
This site will be built slowly over the next couple years and will morph as needed to help as we can in furthering our mission.
Please feel free to use our message board to ask questions of your piers. Post important questions and hopefully get answers from the best in the industry. This is a great place to ask about your next location or adventure location. Where to stay and what to see, plus what are the inside scoops that will make your trip better!