Sonoma Coast Divers

5702 Commerce Blvd., Rohnert Park

$259 for Open-Water Diver Certification Course for One at Sonoma Coast Divers ($450 Value)

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After classroom lessons and two days of pool dives, students embark on open-water excursions to earn their SSI scuba certification

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2 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
November 3, 2021
Bryan G. and Dalton were the instructors for my open water dive class. They were both very patient, kind, and easy to get along with. They worked extra with me when I struggled with some of the skills and calmed my anxieties. They made sure that I not only survived out in the water, but also enjoyed it!
4 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
July 22, 2020
Brian Brandon and Crystal were all great instructors. Couldn’t have hoped for a better experience getting certified!
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
July 22, 2020
I cannot recommend this place enough. We got our dive certification here and, I’ll be honest, I was nervous. But Brian and the whole team were so great and such a blast to be around and learn from! Great dive community that I can’t wait to be a part of. Everyone is so friendly, knowledgeable and loves what they are doing and it shows.
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
October 16, 2019
Training was fun I learned alot fom the instructors, I dont think I have any unanswered questions I've asked them. The Instructors were funny and definitely seemed like they where having some fun, which made the course seem less stressful. The water was really good it seemed like to me it was +13ft visibly.
8 ratings4 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
August 23, 2019
Great class with great instructors
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  • What's included:
  • Choice of Rohnert Park or Napa Locations (See website for schedules)
  • Mandatory 90 minute orientation at Rohnert Park location during store hours at least one week before pool/class weekend
  • Two classroom/pool sessions of approximately 8 hours on a Saturday and Sunday. Sessions will run between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Start and Ending times will vary with season
  • 4 Ocean Training Dives the following weekend on the North Coast or Monterey, depending on the season.
  • SSI (Scuba Schools International) Online Digital Training Course
  • Digital e-certificate card and digital logbook (optional plastic card and paper log available)
  • Group lessons
  • Age restrictions: must be 15 or older
  • Must be in good health and know how to swim
  • Following orientation, students begin their open-water diver certification course, with classroom lessons in the morning, where they will review the SSI Digital on-line training course material they have learned. After lunch, students adapt to their equipment and underwater maneuvers during pool sessions, clad in school-provided scuba gear. They meet the following weekend to earn their certification with ocean dives, which will take place in Monterey or on the North Coast. (Students need to arrange their own transportation.)
  • All participants must provide or purchase their own scuba quality mask, fins, snorkel, boots, and gloves; students receive a 10% discount for dive-shop purchases. Although not recommended, personal equipment may be rented for an additional charge for both pool and ocean dives.
  • For the open-water dives on the second weekend, scuba equipment rental is an additional $129.00, or students may provide or purchase their own gear.
  • Rental equipment must be returned to the Rohnert Park location following the ocean dives.
  • View a class schedule.
  • Student owned equipment must have service records showing service within the past year.

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for clients active within the past 6 month(s). Reservation required. Must sign waiver. Must be in good health and know how to swim. Non-candidates will be refunded. Eligible for students aged 15 and above. Limit 3 per person. May be repurchased every 90 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Learn about Strike-Through Pricing and Savings

About Sonoma Coast Divers

After leading expeditions in search of underwater treasure, the instructors of Sonoma Coast Divers show their students how to cook and eat the spoils—abalone. They try to conclude each of their abalone diving classes with a group picnic, where everyone can compare their catch in hopes of snagging a record-size shell. Persistent hunters can even compete in the autumn's abalone cook-off, part of a Halloween celebration that includes subaquatic pumpkin carving.

These special events highlight the dive venue's dual emphasis on community and adventure. Whether they are hosting a scuba certification class, a Stress & Rescue course, or a simple air-fill service, the staff freely shares their passion for oceanic exploration. Their training pathways safely transform patrons from first-time pool divers into instructor-level dive masters. By filling their curriculum with specialty courses—such as night diving, wreck diving, and bubble collecting—they inspire guests to pursue different disciplines. They also plan several trips for all skill levels, guiding tours through local kelp forests and planning weeklong retreats to Caribbean islands.