Top Scuba Dive Shops in California
#1 - PCH Scuba Inc.
PCH Scuba is a PADI 5 Star IDC dedicated to the safety of divers and life changing experiences! We provide all aspects of diving from classes from PADI Scuba Diver on up to Professional level, local and International dive trips, gear rental and free gear consultation, whether it’s new or used you’re looking for. We’re here for YOU!
#2 - Scuba Fusion
Learn to Scuba Dive in the Bay Area
“Our store is 100% scuba which means that our staff’s full time commitment is to teaching you and your’s to dive.
Scuba Fusion is a full service scuba retail store with an emphasis on beginner PADI dive instruction and certification. We employ instructors and retail staff who care. We are here to help you with all of your scuba diving related needs.
As a PADI Dive Center we are strictly regulated and branded by the professional association of diving instructors.
Because we are located on the El Camino between highway 101 and 280 just north of 92. driving times are short from anywhere in the Bay Area. Most of our scuba customers discover short driving times from places such as San Francisco, Santa Clara, and San Jose. Many student divers will take classes and make easy drives from as far as Cupertino, Marin, Dublin and Berkeley.
PADI Certification and Referrals
All needed equipment is included with our lessons except Personal Gear. Students will need a mask, snorkel, boots, fins and gloves. Buy from your LDS. Students enrolled in the Open Water Program get to exchange any personal gear used during the course. Doesn’t fit? – exchange it or take store credit.
Easy to get to
On the peninsula between 101 and 280 north of 92. Scuba Fusion is the easiest to get to in the Bay Area! 1210 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, Ca 94402.
We are a PADI Dive Center
As a PADI Dive Center we are strictly regulated and branded by the professional association of diving instructors. Scuba Fusion was established in 2007 and is 100% scuba which means that our staff’s full time commitment is to teaching you and your’s to dive.
If you are calling wetsuits quarter inch and know what a beaver tail is then you need a refresher. Take the program over or do the Scuba Tuneup Refresher Class.
Best Dive Gear
Our fully stocked retail showroom carries: Aqualung, Atomic, Zeagle, Deepsee, Bare, GoPro, Sherwood, Akona and more! Our online rental reservation system makes renting dive gear easy. Reserve your dive kit now and choose a date to pick it up. Rent a diving package or a single piece.
Continued education programs beyond beginner lessons. Challenge yourself with the advanced, rescue, nitrox, drysuit or go pro and choose the divemaster program.
Scuba Fusion Dive Center offers its customers a wide selection of retail diving equipment, diving classes, and scuba trips both local and exotic. Our training staff is made up of qualified PADI professionals. Their dedication and commitment to teaching scuba exceeds all expectations. Experience local diving with world class customer service. Dive with Scuba Fusion.
#3 - Pacific Ocean Sports
At Pacific Ocean Sports we are passionate about helping others explore the depths of the Ocean. We represent some of the Bay Area's finest Instructors and divers. We hope to pass off our love for the Ocean to you!
We are a retail storefront that caters to both the SCUBA Diver and freediver. We offer both PADI Scuba Instruction and Freedive courses.
In our store, you can find a wide variety of SCUBA gear and freediver/spearfishing equipment. Join us on one of our local dive trips or destinations across the globe!
So come on in and chat with us! We look forward to meeting and diving with you!
#4 - Neptune's Dive and Travel
#5 - Pinnacles Dive Center, Inc.
As a fully accredited PADI 5-Star training facility with our own on-site pool, we offer a complete range of dive classes including: an Adventure Dives program to gain more experience, Advanced, Rescue, Dive Master, technical diving, and Instructor programs. Good divers are always learning! For beginners, after starting your class here in the north bay, you can finish the dive portion on the North Coast, in Monterey, Santa Barbara, Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean, or anywhere you want in the world!
Our team of instructors come from all walks of life. Some are full-time employees with greatly varying backgrounds in the world of diving, and others are part-time, with other careers like school teachers, firefighters, computer technicians and moms.
Imagine the selection a dive store would have if they had first pick of what brands they wanted to stock, and then they refined that selection over the next 30 years... Then imagine, expert advice, and full product warranties (unlike internet sales) on brand names like: Scubapro, Uwatec, SeaQuest, Shearwater, Aqualung, Suunto, Ocean Master, Oceanic, Xcel, Henderson, TUSA, Mares, Dacor, Zeagle, Light 'n' Motion, Sealife, Sea & Sea, DeepSee, JBL, Trident, DUI, BARE, Whites, DiveRite, and many others... and, to top it all off... an offer to meet or beat our competitor's prices... That's us!
#6 - California Ocean Adventures
California Ocean Adventures is a small boutique-style dive shop. Our instructors and Divemasters have hundreds of dives in our area and know how to find the best sites for most conditions. We keep things safe, fun, and exiting. We will always do what we can to make your diving experience one to remember!
#7 - Maverick UnderSea Divers
#8 - Deep Ocean Explore Store
The Deep Ocean Explore Store is the public facing side of DOER Marine. It is a full service SCUBA diving center that also offers a variety of ocean friendly products like Cora Ball, laundry strips and reef safe sun block along with ocean art and books. Dive trips to Monterey and Catalina plus larger expeditions via Aggressor, Big Animal, Ocean Geographic, Aurora, and Mission Blue. We sell and support brands that we use and trust in the field.
#9 - Harbor Dive Center
See our state of the art training facility.
online store: store.harbordive.com
#10 - SC Diving
SCDiving specializes in Scuba Diving and related Water Sports.
With our premier instructional staff and customer service done right, we will keep you diving. Got questions, we are here to help. We provide Scuba Classes, Air Fills, Tank Hydro Testing, Tank Visual Inspections and equipment repairs. We are also available by appointment. Private Instruction also available by appointment. Regulator Overhaul, Equipment Services and Tank Hydro / Hydrostatic testing available.
#11 - Aquatic Discount Scuba
Aquatic Discount Scuba began in November of 1997. We are a small town shop focused on service. Our classes are kept small, usually no more than 4 students at time. Our instruction is centered around your learning style. We offer the traditional lecture classes but also provide self study and on-line classes. We schedule your pool and ocean classes to fit your busy schedule not to maximize the number of students we can get into a class. We are all about making you feel number one.
Our classes are kept small, usually no more than 4 students at time. Our instruction is centered around your learning style. We offer the traditional lecture classes but also provide self study and on-line classes. We schedule your pool and ocean classes to fit your busy schedule not to maximize the number of students we can get into a class. We are all about making you feel number one.
#12 - Slo Ocean Currents
Let the staff of SLO Ocean Currents teach you how to SCUBA dive this year. If you already hold a certification, how about continuing your education though the many different specialty options that we have?
Snorkeling Classes - Getting ready for that trip this year? How about a little snorkeling lesson to help you on your way to enjoying the beauty below. Our staff will help you select, use, and take care of your snorkeling gear for many years to come. This course is designed for the first time snorkeler.
Refresher Course - Little rusty? How about taking a refresher course. In just a few hours time we will have you back to dive speed. This course gets you back to the basics of making diving easy and fun. Cover topics such as dive tables, equipment, diving theory, and modern dive science. Follow this by a night in the pool and you are back on your bicycle. Want to add a guided dive in the ocean? This can be an added option to your refresher course. Call and schedule today.
#13 - Scuba.com
#14 - Sac City Scuba
#15 - Monterey Bay Scuba
#16 - Ocean Gear Scuba Center
A fun family owned dive store that after 35 years is the oldest dive store in Huntington Beach. We pride ourselves on training youth and families. If you just want to dangle your toes or pursue dive training through scuba instructor, we can help. We service everything we sell and many things we don't sell. Our repair technician has been rebuilding regulators since 1982. We can fill your tank with air or nitrox. Most importantly, if you are looking to explore amazing dive destinations all over the world, we can help get you there.
#17 - Dive N' Surf
Dive N Surf is a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) 5 Star Instructor Development Center, offering a variety of SCUBA courses from Open Water through Instructor ratings. We have been training people to dive for over 53 years and offer full education, equipment sales, boat charter, air and rental/service facilities. Dive N Surf is one of Southern Californias largest and most reputable dive training facilities. Our highly trained and experienced staff make diving easy, fun, and exciting whether its your first course or youre an experienced certified diver.
Here at Dive N Surf, classes start almost every week. Approximately a 40 hour time commitment is necessary to complete the full course. Various classes are available to accommodate your busy schedule. You may choose between evening classes during the week or morning classes on the weekends. (There may be a minimum number of students for a class to start)
#19 - In 2 Deep, Inc.
We are a locally owned and family operated PADI dive center, offering retail, training, service and repair. Our motto is "To build a dive community and to keep divers diving".
We are a PADI 5* instructor and developer center, where membership is awarded to progressive PADI dive centers that excel in providing divers with a full range of diver education programs, equipment selection, experience opportunities, and that actively promote aquatic environmental awareness and are active in our community.
We are a PADI Green Star dive center, where membership is awared to PADI dive centers and resorts that demonstrate a dedication to conservation across a wide range of business functions, including water conservation, energy use, environmentally friendly transportation practices, use of sustainable materials, conservation leadership, and participation with Project Aware.
#20 - Howells
#21 - Blue Holic Scuba
Blue Holic Scuba is one of K-Town's top rated Scuba Centers. We offer a variety of Scuba Certifications classes for students ranging from beginners to professionals. We also host a welcoming local dive community. Our certified PADI instructors keep class sizes small to provide systematic and safe dive training and instruction in English and Korean. We also sell, rent and repair dive equipment. The Blue Holic Scuba Community is open to everyone!
#22 - Any Water Sports, Inc.
#23 - Dive and Photo
This dive shop was created by divers for divers! Personal customer service is what you get from us. We are an owner-operated dive shop carrying only quality scuba equipment. We have the best classes with a maximum of only 4 students! You get a Semi-Private class for regular price. Also, we have any class schedule to fit YOUR schedule. We don't think the customer should conform to our schedule. We have a good looking store and we believe in value, so do your research and then come see what makes us the best in Orange County. If you are interested in underwater photography, then come see us!Brands We Carry: ATOMIC AQUATICS, HENDERSON, DUI, BARE, ZEAGLE, SHEARWATER, HOLLIS, DIVE RITE, IKELITE, SEA & SEA, Nauticam, Beneath the Surface, Akona, Sherwood, TUSA, Stahlsac...
#24 - Eco Dive Center
#25 - Ocean Enterprises
We are Southern California's largest full-service dive center offering all levels of instruction for individuals and families, with a variety of classes starting every month. Our professional staff make classes fun and easy. We'll even deliver your equipment to the pool, boat or beach. As California's first PADI CDC, we can transform your hobby into a fun and exciting career in diving. Come join the OE dive team and be a part of the fun.
Celebrating 30 years in the scuba diving business, Ocean Enterprises is rated as one of the top 10 dive centers in the United States. We are a full-service facility offering:
Scuba Diving Certification Classes - PADI Open Water through Instructor Levels
Exotic Dive Travel for Groups & Individuals
Scuba Diving Equipment - Over 100 Manufacturers
Scuba Gear Repair and Rental Department
Corporate & School Programs - Discounts for Corporations and Schools
Community Programs - Birthday Parties, Pool Parties
#26 - SEALS Watersports
Seals Watersports your North Coast Dive shop
We are a full-service scuba diving retail store that specializes in beginner PADI dive instruction and certification. Our team of dedicated instructors and staff are committed to helping our customers with all their scuba diving needs. As a PADI Dive Center, we are strictly regulated and affiliated with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. Our services include PADI certification, refresher classes, advanced classes, rental of dive gear and servicing of scuba equipment. In addition, we offer both local fun dives on the North Coast. Our retail showroom features a variety of top-brand diving equipment.
#27 - Anchor Shack
Full service diving and snorkeling center including training, retail sales, equipment rental, equipment maintenance and repair, and scuba cylinder services (fills, inspection and servicing).
#28 - Deep Blue Scuba & Swim Center
#29 - Catalina Divers Supply
Catalina Divers Supply is the longest-running full-service diving facility on Catalina Island.
Our new dive shop, conveniently located on the ground floor of the Catalina Casino, offers gear rental, classes, retail and more. We have a full slate of dive classes from Discover Scuba to Instructor. Guided dives, snorkel tours and boat dives all provide exciting options for exploring the underwater world.
We've been in the business of helping divers enjoy the natural beauty and splendor of Catalina Island's marine environment for over 50 years. Our direct efforts are largely responsible for the construction, maintenance and preservation of the Casino Point Underwater Park. We continue working to ensure Catalina Island remains an exceptional diving location for years to come.
As a PADI Aware Partner we are committed to working with PADI to preserve our ocean planet.
#30 - Scuba Hut
Operating entirely around you and your schedule is what makes Scuba Hut’s programs and training unique. Scuba Hut conducts PADI sanctioned courses, which are designed on the principle that people learn best when they learn at their own pace, on their own terms, and in a comfortable setting of their choice.
A wide array of programs are offered both in and out of the water. In the water, classes are available for every level of SCUBA diving upto and including Instructor, from simply jumping in the water for a few breaths, thru technical instructor. Continuing education courses open you to new sets of skills, environments, and situations underwater that increase the variety and quality of your diving.
Out of the water, PADI’s Project A.W.A.R.E. environmental education courses are conducted. These courses include information about underwater life and ecosystems, and human impact on such ecosystems. At Scuba Hut we are always changing our curriculum to make it as interactive and student-based as possible, and we love input from students of all ages. In every aspect of our courses, tours, and business, we have the environment in mind as a priority.
Other out-of-water courses include Emergency First Response, which prepares ordinary citizens with no medical background to be able to effectively respond to life- and non-life-threatening situations.
We recognize the significance of SCUBA diving being an extreme sport that has minimal impact and difficulty for the physically handicapped, whether that is deafness, paralysis, or loss of limbs. SCUBA can be a low-impact, low-exertion sport that is accommodating to those with even severe handicaps. It has been found to be quite the liberating sport for those who felt that physical activity was no longer possible.
To us, SCUBA diving is a way to foster appreciation for a very large underwater world that makes one want to call Earth “Ocean” instead. It is a humbling experience to swim through such an expansive environment, and understand just how large the world is, and how truly small we are.
We also find it important that such an experience be as passive and non-interactive as possible, as we are not meant to physically interact with a world with which we do not even share natural surroundings. This includes being neutral in our buoyancy, to keep from bumping into such a world, and also not interfering with its natural balance, either.
We are observers and students of a foreign world, and nothing more, when we dive recreationally and professionally. This is kept in mind along every step of our programs and courses, both in and out of the water, and we ask our students, and all divers, really, to do the same.
#31 - Scuba Center Temecula
#32 - Aquarius Dive Shop
Aquarius Dive Shop has been in continuous operation since 1970 and has a large presence in the Monterey dive scene. We are proud to be a PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Center. We offer recreational and professional dive training from Open Water through PADI Instructor, including Specialty Instructor and EFR Instructor. We do all of our confined water training in a heated pool. We are committed to providing thorough, safe, and enjoyable dive training.
We are proud to be dealers of Aqualung, Scubapro, DUI, Xcel, Omer, Light and Motion, Atomic, Apeks, XS Scuba, Stahlsac, Bare, Innovative Scuba, JBL, Trident, Sharkshield, Sharkskin, Oceanic, Hollis, Oneill, Nautilus Lifeline. We provide in-house, factory-authorized service on Scubapro, Aqualung, Atomic, Oceanic, Hollis, Apeks, Sherwood, Tusa, Genesis, Halcyon, Subgear, US Divers, Ocean Reef, SeaQuest regulators and BCDs. We also offer in-house visuals and hydrostatic testing for SCUBA cylinders along with drysuit repairs.
Aquarius Dive Shop is also home to Monterey Bay’s largest active dive club - Underwater Voyagers. Comprised of divers new and old, Underwater Voyagers offers divers the opportunity to meet other local divers, learn how to dive various dive sites in Monterey and Carmel and club exclusive in-store discounts. Meeting twice a week, for a total of eight dives a month, Underwater Voyagers is a great way to build your dive community, hone or dive skills and get in the water weekly. Please see our club page for more information on how to join.
#33 - Cannery Row Aquatics
#34 - Aquatic Dreams
#35 - Marin Diving Center
#36 - Dive Santa Barbara
Your one-stop dive shop for the Channel Islands. Dive Santa Barbara has been serving California divers for over 3 decades. We have been your Local PADI Dive Shop since our founding over 35 years ago. We have a large inventory of all of your SCUBA Diving essentials. We are located in Santa Barbara, California, next to the Public boats Ramp in the Santa Barbara Harbor
#37 - Bakersfield Scuba Center
We are your one-stop-dive-shop for the Central Valley. Bakersfield Scuba Center is a local family owned business that has been serving the Central Valley for almost 2 decades. We are the premier PADI 5-star IDC Training Center in Bakersfield and the surrounding areas. Our friendly Dive Professionals are accommodating and ready to serve all levels of the diving enthusiast. We teach all levels of diving, up to and including side mount and technical diving. At Bakersfield Scuba, we offer a wide variety of scuba brands including Shearwater, Bare, DUI, OMS, Henderson, Cosmic, ScubaPro, Suunto, Okona, Sherwood, Dive Rite, XS Scuba, Zeagle, Atomic, Cressi and many more!
Contact us today at (661) 324-3337 or email at BakersfieldScuba@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you underwater!
*Crazy work hours? Can't get to us during our regular business hours? Contact us at the store and we will be happy to meet you at a time that is convenient for you!
#38 - Fisheye Scuba
FishEye Scuba is the area's only 5-Star PADI IDC Center in Sacramento County. PADI is the most comprehensive, safest, and widely accepted certification in the world, holding almost 80% of the world market share. Scuba is our specialty, from training, to gear sales and service, to trips around the world!
FishEye Scuba has been awarded the PADI Green Star Award for its continued efforts in conservation and ocean preservation as we lead the way and encourage the community to lessen our footprint on the environment. FishEye Scuba is continually giving back to the community, and regularly works with Girl Scout & Boy Scout troops, to introduce the younger generation to the amazing underwater world! Seek Adventure, Save the Ocean!
#39 - Adventure Sports Unlimited
#40 - Oceanside Scuba and Swim Center
#41 - Santa Barbara Aquatics
Santa Barbara Aquatics is the realization of the dreams of two lifetime dive professionals. With years of experience in diving instruction, customer service, and an addiction to using the best dive equipment available, our aim is to provide the best diving and customer service experience to divers both local and national. All of our employees are avid divers, instructors and gearheads and are ready to help make your diving experience the best it can be.
#42 - Malibu Divers
#43 - Diver Dan's, Inc.
Our mission is to be the leader in the Northern California Diving Community. To provide the best customer service, best selection of products and services, and offer it at the best price possible. We will also maintain and promote the highest standards in our diver education and diver safety. Diver Dan's is more than a company, it's a philosophy of excellence
#44 - Divers West Inc.
#45 - Beach Cities Scuba Center
#46 - Cal State Fullerton
#47 - Aquanautics Dive, Inc
PADI 5 Star IDC and DAN Training Center. Air Fills and Gas Blending. Classes, Equipment Sales, Equipment Rentals, Equipment Service.
#48 - Dive N Trips
#49 - Beach Cities Scuba Toys
#50 - Beach Cities Scuba Center
#51 - Nelson Diving Center, LLC
#52 - Ocean One Scuba Center
Hello we are 5 star PADI certified scuba diving center that offers English / Chinese courses from the beginner toadvanced and Dive Master level. Our shop sells all the equipment you will need for your course. We also offer dive trips so you can use your new skills to explore the sea.
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#53 - Pacific Scuba Divers
#54 - Beach Cities Scuba Center
#55 - Openwater Habitat Marine Schools
We are the original educators not the imitators. We want you to succeed in your Dive training & we truly care. We have been chosen time and time again for our thorough expertise. We are hired as expert witnesses. We are hired as consultants for Governments, law enforcement, corporations, organizations and private individuals for scuba & rebreather training. Whether it be for Homeland security, large Marine aquarium husbandry, commercial diving or just you wanting to learn to dive for fun. This is the place for underwater education. We have been instrumental in the changes that have occurred in the way Scuba is taught. We hold a higher standard and truly exalt the belief that a good diver is always learning.
Learning to dive through us is a privilege as our business is developed more through word of mouth. One of the best kept Secrets in southern California. We train all the way from beginner to tech diver. We keep all groups small and to a minimum as to offer the attention you need, deserve and are paying for.
#56 - Justin's Scuba Time, Inc
Scuba Time is a scuba instruction, swim school lessons and retail location in Stockton, California featuring an indoor heated pool for learning to dive and swim in comfort.
#57 - Get Wet Scuba
Whether you’re on the go or want to take it slow, now you can complete the knowledge development portion of the PADI Open Water Diver course online with PADI eLearning. It’s a great match for your active schedule.
Come in to our facility to complete your training: While you're working through the PADI Open Water Diver course online or after you complete all the segments, you can print your eLearning Record and bring it in to start your underwater adventures.
GO Dive: You’ll learn and master dive skills from one of our highly-trained PADI Instructors during confined and open water dives. The skills you learn during these dives will prepare you to explore a whole new world. Start today on a lifetime of adventure and fun!