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Learning to Scuba Dive on Catalina Island

Unlike many programs that begin and end in a swimming pool, all of 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. Designed for water people who want to complete their class quickly, the two-day open water class requires a commitment from physically fit individuals with experience snorkeling and spending time in the water.


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.

Minimum age - 10 years old
We provide all of your gear:
  • Mask, snorkel, fins, dive boots and gloves

  • Buoyancy Compensating Device (BCD)

  • Adequate exposure protection (Wetsuit)

  • Regulator

  • Dive Computer 

PADI Open Water & eLearning Course


$905 (private class $1085)

includes eLearning 

Time Required: 3 days

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


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

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) required for all agencies other than PADI.

Final exam and review ($75) required for agencies other than PADI.

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

Cost: $120 for the first training dive; $100 for each of the additional three dives. (private: $20 per dive)

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

Click below to get started on your open water certification before you even leave home.

Open Water Scuba Dive Certification on Catalina Island
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