Basic – Open Water Certification
This is it! This is where you start if you’re interested in exploring a new world underwater! This course certifies you to dive down to 60 feet/18 meters for the rest of your life, anywhere in the world.
We know your time is valuable and with our onsite indoor heated pool, your time commitment to finish your certification is one of the shortest in Southern California. From start to finish, the entire class is completed in less than one week and the class is offered EVERY week.
The class typically breaks down as follows:
1) Complete the PADI Open Water e-Learning (averaging 8-16 hours of online academic work)
2) Pool Work - weeknight evenings either Tuesday & Thursday (or Monday & Wednesday) from 6:30pm to 10:00pm - getting comfortable with the gear and reviewing the necessary skills. Friday is available if extra time is needed. (Additional fees may apply)
3) Ocean Dives - Over the weekend, a chartered boat (not the ferry) out to Catalina for 2-3 ocean dives, enjoying food throughout the day. Typical day to Catalina is from 6:15am until 3:00pm or 6:00pm, depending upon the boat selection & weather conditions. Also, 1-2 beach shore dives are completed, allowing students to get used to entering and exiting through the surf.
4) Finalize and complete certification
The cost of the Open Water Certification ($530 per person) course covers absolutely everything (online eLearning homework, course materials, pool time, instruction, rental gear and air fills, boat ticket, food/drinks on the boat, and certification card). Not included in the price are personal items (mask, snorkel, fins, boots, and gloves) and tip for the boat crew. Should you decide to purchase any or all of that equipment with Deep Blue, you receive a discount on the equipment. To see our exact schedule options, please check out our calendar here.
Discover Scuba Diving – Not Sure If Diving Is For You?
$100 per person - Two-hour course
We understand that some people are a bit apprehensive about breathing underwater. We get it; people aren’t fish. But if you’re curious to see what the fish see, this is the course to figure out how much you like it. During this two-hour course, you will be in an indoor heated pool with a Deep Blue Professional, learning a few basic skills and having a lot of fun!
This course is taught on weekends, but if you have a group of friends that are all interested, we are flexible with our schedule. The price of the course includes all scuba gear and instruction. While we can rent you a mask, snorkel, and fins, most people prefer to purchase their own personal gear. Should you decide to purchase that from us, you will receive 10% current student discount.
AND, should you choose to sign up for the full beginning level Open Water certification course, half of your Discover Scuba course cost is used at credit!
Refresher – Scuba Tune-up
$100 per person - Two-hour pool session
Has it been a while since you strapped on the gear and explored the underwater world? Recommended for anyone that has taken a break from diving, this two-hour pool session goes over all of the basics skills from Open Water. You’ll regain your confidence in no time.
This course is available on weeknights and weekends. Let us know when you want to do it and we’ll get you back in the water! The course includes instruction, rental scuba gear and FUN! (personal gear not included)