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1719 South Pacific Avenue, San Pedro

Up to 50% Off on SCUBA Certification at Pacific Wilderness

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Spend two consecutive weekends learning how to scuba dive and receive the PADI Open Water Certification

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Michaelhelpful reviewer
8 ratings3 reviews
December 1, 2020
Excellent classes! know that you’ll need to buy some equipment + PADI training material (if you don’t buy the equipment set at the shop) in addition to this Groupon. The group lessons are very manageable and the instructors were great at keeping us calm and focused through the course. Highly recommend
Willhelpful reviewer
2 ratings2 reviews
June 22, 2019
Joe was a fantastic instructor. Grant was great too. Rental gear was terrible and I was told “what do you expect for a rental?” Well I expect a 7mm wetsuit to keep me warm for example. There was definitely a vibe from the shop of guilting you into paying more. The “semi-private” ratio was not held to and I think this impacted everyone’s ability to learn and enjoy the experience.
Colinhelpful reviewer
1 ratings1 reviews
April 18, 2019
I really enjoyed the dive instruction and course. Just be aware you'll spend another $300 or so on the gear you need to own: Fins, booties, gloves, snorkel, and mask.
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3 ratings2 reviews
April 8, 2019
Extremely knowledgeable and incredible customer service! We took the Open Water Divers Class and could not be happier. They actually train the first half in a heated indoor pool. Outstanding!
Laurenshelpful reviewer
4 ratings1 reviews
January 3, 2019
My instructor was Josh. He did a good job at teaching the class. Very patient and easy going. If someone struggled with something he’d take the time to work with them until they feel comfortable. The staff at the shop were very helpful as well. I highly recommend this place for anyone who wants to learn to Scuba Dive
3 ratings2 reviews
August 28, 2018
The staff was excellent and great e
nancytop reviewer helpful reviewer
32 ratings18 reviews
July 20, 2018
The staff is exceptional and the sales personnel are so helpful!
1 ratings1 reviews
June 10, 2018
Great instructors
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About This Deal

  • Pool sessions are conducted in our on-site 85 degree Indoor pool. Class sessions held in our classroom next to the pool and include bottled water & coffee
  • 15 or older only please
  • Under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian at check-in
  • Students provide Basic Snorkeling Gear (5 items): quality silicone mask, snorkel, scuba fins w/ adjustable strap, 5mm dive boots, and 3mm gloves
  • OW Class materials are an additional $100, but if Basic Gear is purchased at Pacific Wilderness - all materials are FREE!

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must be 15 or older. Younger than 18 must be accompanied by guardian. Class reservation required. Must provide Basic Snorkeling Gear (5 items): Quality Silicone Mask, Snorkel, Scuba Fins, Dive Booties & Gloves. PADI OpenWater Class materials are $100 additional, but are FREE if the (5) Basic Snorkeling Items are purchased at Pacific Wilderness when you pick up your Course Materials. Basic Snorkeling Gear has a 30 Day Lowest Price Guarantee and normally reflects a 30% or more savings. All Ocean Gear - BCD, Regulator System, Weights, and Wetsuit are provided. Pool sessions are conducted in our 85 degree Custom Built indoor pool at our San Pedro Location. Class sessions held next to pool and include bottled water & Fresh coffee. Depending on response to med questionnaire, doctor's waiver may be required. Redemption is completed at the time of registration. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Pacific Wilderness

Jacques Cousteau had barely slipped the first scuba tank off his back when Pacific Wilderness opened its doors in 1953. Since then, the shop’s staffers have used their collective expertise to outfit divers & professionals with high-quality equipment from brands including Aqualung, Scubapro, Oceanic, Seaquest, and Zeagle.

They also teach PADI scuba-certification courses that range from basic open-water training to Instructor Training. Lessons start at the on-land facility's heated pool but progress to weekend-long dives in the waters of Redondo Beach. The shop's scuba-philes also arrange journeys to exotic locales such as the Sipadan Water Village Resort in Malaysia and the secret depths of Camp David's presidential bathtub.