Our Mission

We are a Volunteer, Non-Profit Organization that assists the Kitsap County Sheriffs Office with Water Search, Rescue and Recovery Missions. When asked we also work with other Washington State counties. The team responds to a variety of missions such as Dive Accidents, Vehicle/Vessel Recovery, Missing Persons In or Near the Water and In-Water Evidence Recovery. The SAR team consists of certified divers and surface support tenders.
Search

Underwater searches are designed around specific search patterns. We are trained in circular, jackstay, “U” pattern, and expanding square.

Rescue

Diver rescue, following an accident, is the process of avoiding or limiting further exposure to diving hazards and bringing a diver to a place of safety.

Recovery

Recovery techniques depend upon the type and size of the object. We have experience with recovering stolen items, vehicles, and drowning operations..

SAR Team Donations

USRV-KC is an all volunteer program so we rely heavily on receiving donations which assists us with supplying much needed dive gear and accessories to our SAR team. Thank you so much!
SAR Team Equipment Needed

The following are examples of gear, supplies, and services we can accept. A percentage is listed in order of importance to the team. If you are interested in donating money via check or workplace giving please contact our team via the contact section. Thanks!

  • Boat

    Intact working boat preferably with trailer.

  • Scuba Diving Gear

    Properly functioning dive gear for search, rescue and recovery missions.

  • Search & Rescue Equipment

    Marine grade ropes, hooks, markers, lift bags, etc.

  • Scuba Accessories

    Reels, lines, boyues, compasses, dive knives, etc.

Our Search & Rescue (SAR) Team

Interested in joining our team of Search & Rescue Divers or with Shore/Boat Support? Email us
Rick
Rick
Diver/President
Team Member Since 2/2013
Corey
Corey
Diver/Vice President
Team Member Since 2012
Felix
Felix
Diver/Team Member
Team Member Since 1/2003
Christina
Christina
Diver/Team Treasurer
Steve
Steve
Diver/Member At Large
Nate
Nate
Diver/Team Member
Team Member Since 2018
Leslie
Leslie
Team Member/Secretary
Lauren
Lauren
Diver/Team Member
Team Member Since 2018
Mark
Mark
Diver/Team Member
Team Member Since 2018
Troy
Troy
Diver/Team Member/”Gadget Dude”
Team Member Since 2018
Benjamin
Benjamin
Diver/Team Member
Team Member Since 2018
Travis
Travis
Diver/Team Member
Team Member Since 2019
Tucker
Tucker
Diver/Team Member
Team Member Since 2019
Michael
Michael
Diver/Team Member
Team member since 10/2019
Megan
Megan
Diver/Team Member
Team member since 10/2019
Kevin
Kevin
Diver/Team Member
Team member since 10/2019
Eddie
Eddie
Diver/Team Member
Team Member Since 2019
Scott
Scott
Team Member
‘Scuba’ Steve
‘Scuba’ Steve
Team Member/Webmaster
Team Member Since 3/2015
Join Us!
Join Us!
Interested in becoming a member of our SAR team? Click the Globe below to Contact Us.

Training Dives

Training dives for the year are announced once a month. For examples of our training view the SAR Training section or visit our facebook page.

Get in touch with us

Please contact Kitsap Department of Emergency Management at 360-307-5881 if you need the help of our services.
Please fill out the form if you have general questions.

Search & Rescue News

Local SAR news and missions we have been involved in

RESOURCES

Photo Gallery, Videos, Forms, Links, etc.

Photo Gallery

Photos of our Training Dives, Missions, and Events.
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SAR Videos

Videos on Search & Rescue, Certifications and more.
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Newsletter & Forms

Team Member Forms - Access Required
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SAR Links

Scuba Diving and SAR Related Links.
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