Learning to Scuba Dive on Catalina Island

Unlike many programs that begin and end in a swimming pool, our dive classes on Catalina give you real ocean experience in the clear, protected waters of the Island. Our Instructors are highly qualified, enthusiastic, and can be depended upon to maintain your safety and develop your diving skills to their full potential. We make every Catalina scuba dive a safe, fun and enjoyable experience. Let us help you plan and achieve your diving goals. All dives will be done from shore unless you choose to upgrade by reserving a space on the Scuba Cat dive boat.

As a PADI Diver, you will carry the most respected and sought after scuba credentials in the world. No matter where you choose to dive, your PADI certification card will be recognized and accepted.

Option One

PADI E-learning

Cost: $395 (Private: $575.00)

Time Required: 2-3 days

(This is a performance-based program. Additional remedial time may be required to demonstrate proficiency.)

Prerequisites:

Register online with the PADI E-learning program

Call us to schedule the in-water training

Complete all coursework online prior to arrival

Course Includes:

Review of online coursework and quiz

Approximately two days of waterwork that include five confined water dives and four open water dives

Option Three

Referral Program

Start your diving education at your local dive shop. Then finish up at Catalina Divers Supply in our wonderful marine environment.

(This is a performance-based program. Additional remedial time may be required to demonstrate proficiency.)

Confined water review and assessment ($125.00) required for all agencies other than PADI.

Final exam and review ($75.00) required for agencies other than PADI.

Open water training dives (four required for completion) must be scheduled over two days per PADI standards.

Cost: $85.00 per training dive (private: $20.00 per dive)

Students rent gear for this program at a 50% discount. (All other student discounts also apply.)

Option Two

Certification Course with Instructor Lectures

Cost: $495.00 (Private: $999.00)

Time Required: 3 days

(This is a performance-based program. Additional remedial time may be required to demonstrate proficiency.)

Prerequisites
  • Read the Open Water Manual and complete all Knowledge Reviews prior to arriving on the island

The planning of this program has some flexibility, and your instructor will discuss training completion options with you.

Class Syllabus Example:

Day One:
  • Classroom: Go over Knowledge Reviews, Chapter Quizzes, and Dive Tables

  • Waterwork: Confined Water Dives, Open Water Dives

Day Two:
  • Classroom: Final Exam

  • Waterwork: Confined Water Dives, Open Water Dives

Day Three:
  • Waterwork: Confined Water Dives, Open Water Dives

(Total waterwork includes five confined water dives and four open water dives.)

Minimum age - 10 years old
We Provide
  • Mask, snorkel, fins, dive boots and gloves

  • Buoyancy Compensating Device (BCD)

  • Adequate exposure protection (Wetsuit)

  • Regulator

  • Timing Device

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(310) 510-0330

PO Box 2112, Avalon, CA 90704, USA

Green Pleasure Pier | 126 Catalina Avenue | Casino Dive Park

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