The Underwater Council of British Columbia, a Non Profit Society operating with Volunteers and funded by Donations, has been serving BC Recreational Divers since 1991.

(a) To provide a mechanism through which the interests and activities of associations and individuals in British Columbia with an interest in sport and recreational underwater activities, including any form of Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (SCUBA) diving equipment or skin diving equipment, can be coordinated and represented to government, industry and the public;

(b) To provide a public participation mechanism for sport and recreational underwater activities;

(c) To promote, market, co-ordinate, support and encourage safe sport and recreational underwater activities through associations and individuals;

(d) To advance opportunities for sport and recreational underwater activities, by supporting:

(i) The promotion of diving tourism,

(ii) The creation of underwater attractions,

(iii) The conservation and protection of marine life and of underwater heritage sites,

(iv) The enhancement of the marine environment, amongst other UCBC Projects and actions;

(e) To furnish information on sport and recreational underwater activities and services to participants and to the general public on all aspects of those activities and services; including safety, medical, technical, research, training, education, equipment, dive site, conservation, historical and environmental information;

(f) To provide statistics and regulatory information or guidance to their sources;

(g) To conserve and protect the marine environment, relative to sport and recreational underwater activities, through research, publication, public awareness, education, and other action;

(h) To promote education, safety and training programs for sport and recreational underwater activities;

(i) To foster and encourage safe handling and use of equipment and services in sport and recreational underwater activities;

(j) To contribute to the improved physical fitness of participants in sport and recreational activities;

(k) To develop leaders for sport and recreational underwater activities; and

(l) To communicate and co-ordinate with organizations of similar interests.