- $459 for a PADI advanced diver certification course at Catalina Island ($699 value)
The advanced diver certification course includes all equipment and study material, and includes pool dives, beach dives, and boat dives with two included meals, with all dives taking place over the course of a three-day weekend.
Eco Dive Center
Eco Dive Center’s dedication to water conservation shines through in its educational programs. The dive team teaches its students not only about scuba diving, but how to properly care for and respect the underwater world. It’s much more than just a water-safety school and aquatics emporium, although it does house dive gear from renowned brands such as Bare and Oceanic in its 5,000 square-foot store. And it does, of course, certify students in both basic open-water PADI skills and more advanced specialties, such as rescue and first-response.