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Sign Up for your Open Water Scuba Certification today!!!

Your Open Water Certification Training includes:

Instructor time 

Classroom materials 

Rental of all your gear with the exception of mask and snorkel 

Round trip ferry ticket to Catalina 

Two night stay at the Hermosa Hotel (double occupancy)

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We also offer the Open Water Upgrade with this class.

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California Lobster Hunting – WOW – this is your opportunity to have fun while learning the tips and tricks to become a successful Lobster Hunter. In this course you will develop a practical knowledge of California Lobster Hunting, including the planning, organization, techniques, potential problems and hazards, and safety procedures of Lobster Hunting.

 

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Exploring Your Home Waters

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PCH Scuba charters top of the line dive boats here in southern California waters for trips to both familiar and unique dive sites surrounding the Channel Islands. From Farnsworth Bank on the windward side of Catalina to a relaxing Catalina Weekend Getaway, we are thrilled to share with you our favorite sites. We have trips perfectly suited for every level of experience and can satisfy your hunger for exploration.

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Scuba Diver VS Open Water Diver

What is the difference between the PADI Scuba Diver certification and the PADI Open Water Diver certification?

 

PADI offers two different beginner divers certification courses you can choose from.  You might find yourself questioning which course is best for you.  Below is an overview of each course so you can make an informed decision on which course to choose from.     

 

The PADI scuba diver course is a subcourse within the Open Water Diver course. It allows individuals with time constraints the option to take up diving without the same time requirements of the Open Water course.  With this certification you are allowed to dive in groups and tours guided by a certified dive master, assistant instructor, or instructor.  PADI Scuba Divers may upgrade to PADI Open Water Divers by completing the knowledge development sessions and required confined and open water dives.

 

PADI Open Water Divers are qualified to dive with a buddy without the direct supervision of a dive master, assistant instructor, or instructor.  You will put to use the knowledge and skills you learn in this course, and are certified to dive within the limits of their training and experience. You may obtain air fills, plan, conduct and log open water no-stop dives, and continue their dive training in the PADI Adventure Diver and Advanced Open Water or other specialty courses.

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