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Scuba Diver Certification - Done in One Weekend!

Scuba diver Difficulty Level: 2
Time Commitment: One full weekend of training
If you only plan on diving once a year at a nice resort then this course is for you. Particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily in the company of a dive guide or if you have limited time to devote to the full scuba certification, consider becoming a certified PADI Scuba Diver.
Yes, you'll be certified in one weekend! Short on time and long on the urge to become a certified diver? The PADI Scuba Diver certification might just be for you. Yes, you can upgrade to Open Water at a later time. You'll Scuba Diverneed to complete the first three chapters of the Open Water Diver manual, a pool session covering three sections, and the first two of four open water training dives, resulting in a limited certification. It's officially called the PADI Scuba Diver certification; we call it the Guided Diver Certification because you'll always need to dive with a professional guide.

 This certification allows for ample dive experience and is a good warm-up for the Open Water Diver course, if that's your ultimate goal.

Divers with this certification card in hand are qualified to: 

  • Dive under the direct supervision of a professional guide. In a group or even one on one to a maximum depth of 40 feet
  • Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in other diving activities as long as they have the required supervision
  • Continue their dive training and complete PADI Open Water Diver certification within 12 months

The Scuba Diver certification opens the door on the underwater world for anyone who's thought that a course would take too long or be too difficult. 

  • Take your Scuba Diver certification to Open Water Diver with a few additional dives and knowledge development, and make the jump to Open Water Diver certification.

All the basics of scuba diving through knowledge development, a set of scuba skills in the pool that you'll use again during open water dives, and an appreciation for the underwater world that will keep you coming back for more bottom time every chance you get!

During the course you'll cover material and practice skills related to topics such as:

  • Buoyancy skills including comfortable ascents and descents, and breathing underwater.Scuba PADI
  • Staying warm underwater, streamlining your swimming skills and buddy diving techniques.
  • Diving environments and aquatic life you're likely to encounter.
  • Preventing common problems underwater.
  • An introduction to boat diving.


  • PADI Scuba Diver manual
  • PADI "Scuba Diver" certification card
  • All Scuba Rentals
  • Classroom, Pool and Ocean sessions with instructor
  • Boat ticket to Catalina or Anacapa Island
  • Meals on chartered boat trip to island
  • 12 month option to upgrade to "Open Water Diver"


  • One full weekend (about 8 hrs each day)
  • Offered every weekend (must come in to gear up before the weekend)
  • Pre-registration at the dive shop required


Tuition: $699.00 

How do you start? Start by calling 310-398-5759 





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