Sometimes the best way to describe a passion is also the simplest way. That’s the case with Orange County Scuba Dive & Photo. With the two simple words “dive” and “photo,” they encapsulate everything they love and teach, from PADI diving-certification courses to their selection of top-of-the-line underwater cameras. They also organize and lead dive trips both locally—such as excursions to Santa Barbara Island—and internationally, including a planned 2013 trip to Micronesia, where they will dive with the abundant reef life and search for sunken treasure chests full of vintage floppy disks.
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Head on over to the in-house restaurant for a delectable meal.
This club is great for families with kids.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Our unique Helio Courier aircraft was designed with safety in mind.
It is capable of very short take off and landings.
It is flown by Captain Kenny who has been flying for 25 years and has many hours flying crop dusters, aerobatic aircraft, bush planes and seaplanes.
What is the experience customers can expect?
Our customers tell us this is a once in a lifetime thrill: taking off and landing on the water, flying low and slow over the ocean while searching for sea life and soaring next to the stunning cliffs of Palos Verdes.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
To share the thrill of flying and inspire young people to follow their dreams. We love seeing the smiles on the faces of those that have never been in a seaplane before.
What do you love most about your job?
Meeting new people from all over the world and sharing the thrill of flight with them.