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TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT or for more information please FILL OUT THE REQUEST FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.  Please indicate which promotion you are referring to and include your voucher number.  You will receive a call or email within 72 hours to schedule your class.


You will receive an email with UNBEATABLE promotional pricing on Snorkeling and Scuba Packages.

Beach Cities Scuba offers quality dive and snorkel gear!  These promotional offers are only available for this special promotion and we guarantee you will not find these packages for any cheaper.


Here’s how quickly we can get you certified:

Step 1:

Your journey begins with reserving your place in a class (See schedule below)! Pick up your materials and review the DVD and book. Don’t forget to do your ‘homework’ at the end of each chapter.

Step 2:

Come in to your selected shop at 7 p.m. on the Wednesday or Thursday before your weekend classes start. This will be your orientation. Get to know the instructor and your fellow students! You’ll review the first two chapters of the book, review your open water schedule and already be well on your way to certification!

Step 3:

Come in on Saturday and Sunday to finish your academic instruction and complete your pool instruction with your fellow students. Before you leave on Sunday, you’ll have your open water dive options selected! Four dives in the ocean on dates of your choosing (remember that we will do four dives spread over two days). How flexible is that!

PADI Open Water Diver Course

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

Our Semi-Private Course

Your journey begins with reserving your place in a class (See schedule below). To minimize classroom time and focus on getting in the water, much of the academic material is covered through independent study with the Open Water Diver Crew Pack and a rental DVD.

Here at Beach Cities Scuba, we understand you’re busy and we want to accommodate your busy schedule by creating a special flexible course just for you. You begin your class at 7 PM on a Wednesday or Thursday night orientation. Your adventure starts with a weekend of classroom and pool sessions and will continue the time span of two more weekends of rolling up the sleeves and blowing bubbles! The first weekend consists of classroom review and pool fun (we do ask that you have these days available from 8 AM to 5 PM), and then you do your four open water dives another weekend off the beach or a boat. This course differs from our Group Class in that you have the flexibility to choose the weekends when you want to dive. We know it’s hard to devote two consecutive weekends to learn new skills.

The Open Water Semi-Private Course includes tuition, course materials, certification fees and equipment rentals. The student must furnish his or her own Scuba quality mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit boots, gloves and PADI logbook and rent the Open Water Diver DVD. All of this must be purchased through Beach Cities Scuba at a discounted cost!

Come on down to any of our 5 convenient locations and we will help you pick out the snorkeling/scuba gear that suits your needs and your budget!

Check your email for details on our special snorkeling and scuba starter packages!! If you do not receive an email in 72 hours please check your spam folder or contact us!

Still have Questions?  We have ANSWERS!  Check out our FAQ’s here.

All class schedules shown here list the initial orientation day, followed by the first pool diving day. Your ocean dives are then generally scheduled for the second weekend (conditions permitting).

The Open Water Semi-Private Scuba Diving Schedule

Huntington Beach Dana Point Cypress
Classroom Class + Pool (Laguna Beach/Cypress) Classroom Class + Pool (Laguna Beach) Classroom Class + Pool (Cypress)
4/23/14 - FULL  
4/26 & 4/27 - FULL
   4/24/14 - FULL 4/26 & 4/27 - FULL  WEEKNIGHT CLASSES
 5/1/14 - FULL 5/3 & 5/4 - FULL   4/30/14 - FULL
5/3 & 5/4 - FULL
 5/7/14 - FULL
5/10 & 5/11 - FULL
 5/8/14 - FULL
5/10 & 5/11 - FULL
 5/15/14 - FULL
5/17 & 5/18 - FULL  5/14/14 - FULL   5/17 & 5/18 - FULL
  5/21/14 - FULL 5/24 & 5/25 - FULL   5/22/14 5/24 & 5/25
  5/29/14 5/31 & 6/1  5/28/14 5/31 & 6/1 
6/4/14 6/7 & 6/8 6/11/14  6/14 & 6/15 
6/12/14 6/14 & 6/15 6/19/14 6/21 & 6/22
6/18/14 6/21 & 6/22  6/25/14 6/28 & 6/29
 6/28 & 6/29

*Weeknight Cypress location only classes:

The classes listed below have their classroom and pool work held on two consecutive Mondays and Tuesdays.  Monday is when the class will first meet at the Cypress location from 6pm to 9pm.  On Tuesday the class will meet again for another classroom night from 6pm to 9pm.  Next week the class will meet on Monday from 6pm to 10pm to begin their pool sessions.  The following night on Tuesday you will have another pool session from 6pm to 10pm to finish the pool portion of the PADI Open Water Course.  After Tuesday you may choose any weekend following to complete your four oceans dives to become a certified PADI Open Water Diver!

Below are the four class meeting dates for each class.

Classroom and Pool Location: Cypress 

• 5/5, 5/6 &5/12, 5/13 - FULL

•5/19, 5/20 & 5/26, 5/27 – FULL

• 6/9, 6/10 & 6/16, 6/17 – Space Available

• 6/23, 6/24 & 6/30, 7/01 – Space Available 

PADI standards, classroom and pool size limit the class size.  PLEASE COMPLETE THE BELOW REQUEST FORM TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT, they fill up fast!


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Why Learn with Beach Cities Scuba?

Beach Cities Scuba is dedicated to providing its students with top notch scuba instruction from our qualified PADI Scuba Instructors that are here to educate and develop your scuba skills to mastery.  Beach Cities Scuba takes pride in the fact that they offer quality customer service and competitive pricing.  In fact, we will beat anyone’s advertised price.  Just ask.

For directions to our stores, click here. For the Laguna Beach location parking is limited. We ask that you park in the surrounding streets when you arrive.

Here are some other cool reasons to dive with Beach Cities Scuba:

1. With no hidden costs and our guarantee to beat any authorized dealer price you have no worries knowing that you are getting the best deal.
2. We offer a flexible schedule.  We know you’re busy.
3. Our instructors are professional, experienced, friendly and vigorously trained.
4. We have 5 facilities (ALL are PADI Five Stars)  in convenient locations mainly by the beaches, equipped and well stocked to offer all scuba products and services.  Also includes the only dive center in Laguna Beach by the dive site.
5. We own our Swimming pools on site, which separate us from the competition that uses rental pools and limit the time of your training.
6. We own the only commercial dive boat in Orange County, which makes it so easy and convenient to do your ocean dives from the boat.
7. FREE Certifications!  Get your class fee refunded if you buy your scuba gear through us.
8. We offer the most friendly and cost effective “Refer a Friend Program,” after all, it’s no fun to dive alone!
9. We offer Online Learning through our PADI E-Learning Program.
10. Free year membership of the Scuba Maniacs Dive Club ($80 Value).