The instructors and professional staff at PADI five-star instructor training center Beach Cities Scuba introduce students to the big blue with PADI-certified diving courses for divers of all levels.
They have certified over 1,250 PADI divers each of the last two years, have certified over 15,000 PADI divers since the company's inception. They certify newbies with basic open-water courses and teach advanced divers in specialty courses such as Deep Diver, Rescue Diver, and Shark Therapy. They operate out of five convenient locations and sling necessary gear in onsite stores, from wetsuits and facemasks to spear guns. Beach Cities Scuba also connects divers through its dive club and hosts exotic dive trips to locations such as Indonesia, Fiji, and Cozumel. In 2013, they won the #1 Padi Diver Acquisition and Padi Diver Retention awards.
Just off the coast of Southern California in the waters surrounding Catalina Island resides an underwater civilization as awe-inspiring as the city above. To see it, the experienced divers of Diving Catalina outfit explorers of all skill levels to swim over the marine landscape, leading journeys into the protected Casino Point Underwater Dive Park and the kelp forest. In addition to guiding tours, Diving Catalina also rents snorkeling equipment and leads classes that range from introductory dives to advanced, postcertification scuba training to become the next Aquaman.
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.
In a time when social media has become to go-to platform for most young people to connect and share ideas, The Xanadu Life inspires them to do so IRL. Devoted to adventure and wellness in equal measure, Xanadu's team regularly hosts events that get people outside and interacting; popular outings include Coastal Clean-Ups (wherein groups follow a day of picking up garbage with yoga and beach volleyball) and Wildlife Adventures with live speakers, visual art, and wine tastings at a zoological garden. In addition to eco-conscious excursions, Xanadu puts on an annual Love Boat party that brings singles and couples together for a sunset cruise.
Deep Blue Scuba and Swim Center's belief that swimming and scuba diving can be life-saving and life-enriching skills helps inform their extensive programming, taught by highly skilled, CPR-certified, passionate instructors. The state-of-the-art facility houses a heated, 92-degree indoor pool with ozone-filtered water that hosts a variety of swimming and scuba diving classes that emphasize water safety. Students of all ages old learn breath control, floating, buoyancy, and independent swimming, year-round.
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Don't worry about packing a snack. This club has a great restaurant so you can keep the fun going.
At this club, everyone will find something they love — kids included!
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.