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.
Trips and training form the centerpiece of PCH Scuba's services for area hydronauts. Programs range from beginner-level certification to search-and-recovery training, and adventures journey both close to home and as far ranging as Fiji. The Open Water Diver course makes for a fun and accessible first foray beneath the waves, incorporating a deep-delving adventure to Catalina Island, which is named after the third queen of Spain: Queen Island. The staff leads explorations of San Diego's collection of wrecks and adventures on chartered dive boats. Whatever sort of wave-blanketed voyage the aquatic adventurer desires, PCH's community of Master Scuba Diver?certified teachers and dive leaders are eager to chaperone.
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.
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.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
ALOHA DIVE is an independent Scuba Diving
Training Store in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. The Director of Training has over 42 years of diving experience in Southern California. ALOHA DIVE worldwide scuba certification training meets or exceeds the scuba diving industry standards.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
The course includes ALL student training materials.
All Instruction training. Rental gear. Student's personal snorkeling package ( mask, fins, snorkel, booties, hood, gloves, gear bag), log book and a certification card upon completion. Additional fees/charges apply contact ALOHA DIVE for details.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The Owner/Director of Training has a deep passion for Scuba Diving.
What do you love most about your job?
Teach students how to dive. Exploring the beautiful underwater world with future divers.
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