Boats need to be salvaged or recovered when beached or sunk.  A boat is considered sunk when the dipstick is wet or the engine is wet.  Hard aground is just that, up on the beach no water in the boat, no holes in the hull, and minimum sand in the boat.

If your boat is submereged in water and needs a professional marine salvage, to recover, raise and pump out the water from the interior of the boat.  Riverside Scuba is the authorized contractor for the State of Calfornia Lakes.

We will arrive on scene promptly after the owner of the vessel has called with the details, provides authorization via email to recovery the vessel, and either paying the agreed price in CASH, or has filed a claim with the insurance comany prior to Riverside Scuba's Dive Team being deployed.  If filling a claim with the insurance company, we will need the claim number and insurance adjuster's contact information i.e. email address and phone number.

When an accident sends your boat down - we will bring it back up.

What We Do:

  • Diver's enter water to assess the boat and it's surrounding area.
  • Diver's accend back to the surface to provide the Dive Team Leader with their assessment.
  • Divers descend back to the bottom to collect debris and secures outdrives etc...
  • Dive Team Leader prepares the divers with lifting straps/rigging and miscellaneous tools.
  • Divers secure the boat and start it's lifting process.
  • Once the boat surface's the process of dewatering begins.
  • Diver's secures miscellaneous items on the boat.
  • Boat is than towed to the nearest boat launch ramp.


Freshwater lake with a maximum depth of 80 feet.

  • $2,500 for a daytime recovery if beached, or sunk to a maximum depth of 20 feet.
  • $3,500 for a daytime recovery if sunk to a maximum depth of 80 feet.

Call Riverside Scuba Salvage and Recovery Dive Team Department at 213-500-3474, 24 hours 7 days a week for immediate response.