About Us

Doug Maxfield
President of Big Valley Divers, Inc.

Doug - President

Doug Maxfield began his career in water control running heavy equipment building dams and reservoir in Napa, Sonoma, and Lake Counties. Harnessing water for area irrigation needs was only the beginning.

In 1991 Doug continued his work with agriculture completing his degree in Ag Business from CSU, Chico. Since 1994 Doug has been operating a dive business located in Chico, CA. Doug's customer service and inland experience have created a dive company second to none.

Work History


The staff of Big Valley Divers, Inc. have been diving commercially since 1994. Their customers include:

  • Irrigations & Water Districts
  • Power Utilities
  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
  • State, County & City Infrastructure
  • U.S. Department of Interior
  • Valley Farms & Ranches

Training & Qualifications

The staff of Big Valley Divers, Inc. is made up of professional divers who have experience in every aspect of inland diving operations. Divers have also received CPR, Advanced Lifesaving, and First Responder Training. Other certifications include confined spaces permit and entry and fall protection training. Let certified and insured commercial divers serve your diving needs.


Big Valley Divers, Inc. has all equipment required to perform diving operations to a depth of 150 feet. Advanced notice may be required for dives of greater depth or requiring special equipment.