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1325 Q Street, Bakersfield

PADI Open Water Scuba Certification for One or Two at Tropical Adventures (Up to 86% Off)

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Receive PADI open-water certification after two weekends of practice in pool and in Southern California Coastal’s open waters

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1 ratings1 reviews
March 4, 2020
Tropical Adventures has THE best staff out there! If your dive shop doesn't have incredible staff, you will not have an incredible experience. John, the main shop owner and instructor, was outstanding from day one. I was nervous, not having had any dive experience whatsoever, and John spent ample time with me on the phone guiding me through everything I needed to know and how to be best prepared for my dive days. He was very clear with how much things would cost and helped me cut costs on gear where I needed to! He knows everything about gear and skills which is great, but the best of all is he is highly trained and serious about your safety whether you're in the pool or in the ocean. I knew I was in good hands considering John's 30+ years of diving experience. Plus, he is a genuine, joyful guy and he feels like your best friend right when you meet him. Rebecca was the other staff member who graciously answered my many phone calls and many questions! She's very sweet and was super clear about what our schedule would look like for training. My whole experience with Tropical Adventures, John, and Rebecca was so enjoyable and fun that I'm already getting ready to sign up for an advanced course with them! I HIGHLY suggest getting all of your certs through Tropical Adventures if you want the best of the best experience learning how to scuba dive!
rebeccahelpful reviewer
17 ratings4 reviews
December 26, 2017
Superior knowledge of the sport and excellent communication by the entire staff. Super fun experience and highly recommend this shop to all ages. Owner/operator John Richardson is easy to understand, patient and encouraging. Loved it!!
Briantop reviewer
5 ratings5 reviews
September 10, 2017
Tropical Adventures provides extremely qualified and safety conscious instruction for the novice diver! They provide everything you need to enter the sport safely and confidently! I am now doing advanced open water with them and I trust them to ensure that each skill is mastered before they let me tackle the next one! These guys are simply the best!
1 ratings1 reviews
May 31, 2016
John the diving instructor is great! He has the knowledge and the sense of humor to make you feel at ease when tackling beginner courses in such a nerve-wracking sport.
7 ratings2 reviews
September 28, 2013
Great place to start scuba in the area.
Courtneyhelpful reviewer
5 ratings2 reviews
December 4, 2011
Their enthusiastic and well informed staff make even the most trying skills a joy to learn. I would recommend their NAUI certification class to anyone. I can’t wait to get back in the water with them for the advanced class.

About This Deal

  • PADI Open Water Scuba Certification includes:
    • Pool Fees
    • Price match guarantee on any quality scuba products.
    • Certification card
    • One 2 hour dive tour included after certification ($200 value)
    • All lecture sessions included to complete requirements
    • Five pool sessions to complete requirements
    • Four Ocean Dives to complete requirements
    • Multiple locations for pool sessions and ocean dives
  • Certification guaranteed - students who have given their best effort but did not pass the class, can join any upcoming Open Water class for no additional fees.
  • View the upcoming classes schedule

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Registration required. Enrollment fee of $225 not included. ELearning and gear not Included. Students will receive $225 in gift cards to be used for gear purchases. Personal gear (booties, mask, snorkel, gloves, and hood) can't be rented. Hard gear (BCD, regulator, dive computer, wetsuit, tanks, and weights) can be rented/purchased. Voucher is non-transferable. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Limit 3 per person. May be repurchased every 365 days. Limit 1 per visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Tropical Adventures

Seasoned instructors prepare students of all levels for a variety of scuba certifications. In addition to expert instruction, they offer coordinated group travel to premier international and local dive sites. This includes their annual Southern Channel Islands summer trip. Their shop stocks a large variety of dive related merchandise and offer a price match guarantee on all of their products. You can also have your equipment and gear serviced through their shop.