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TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT please FILL OUT THE REQUEST FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.  Please indicate your voucher number.  You will receive a call or email within 72 hours to schedule your class.

Beach Cities Scuba Centers offers quality dive and snorkel gear!  These promotional offers are only available for this special promotion. If you find it cheaper from an authorized dealer within 30 days of your purchase, we will beat that price!

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Here’s how quickly you can get certified after scheduling your class:

Step 1:

Pick up your books and DVD at a minimum of 2 weeks before the class. YOU MUST complete the chapter reviews at the end of each chapter and view the DVD before your class starts.

Step 2:

Attend the classroom orientation (2 hours) at 7:00 PM on the selected Wednesday or Thursday (Monday at 6:00 PM for our Cypress location) at the store.

Step 3:

Attend both classroom and pool sessions on the Saturday and Sunday following your orientation from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Or select the Monday/Tuesday sessions at 6:00 p.m. at our Cypress location (more information below!)

Step 4:

Spend two weekend days diving in the ocean for a total of four ocean dives. These sessions last approximately five hours. You could dive at 6 a.m. and be home chilling at noon on both days!

Step 5:

Smile. Take a snapshot, fill out the certification card with your instructor and voila! You are a certified Open Water Scuba Diver!!!

PADI Open Water Diver Semi-Private Course

The Open Water Semi-Private Course includes tuition, course materials, certification fees and equipment rentals. The student must furnish their own scuba quality mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit boots, gloves, PADI logbook and Open Water Diver DVD (PADI logbook and OW DVD is a required purchase when you pick up your books). All of this is purchased through any of our five Beach Cities Scuba Centers at a discounted cost!

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All class schedules shown here list the initial orientation day, followed by the first weekend of classroom and pool dives. Your ocean dives can be flexibly scheduled for any two weekend days after the first weekend.

Boat dives are also available! Talk to your instructor about enjoying a beautiful, relaxing day on our boat the Riviera and avoid the full gear climbs to and from the shoreline!

The Open Water Semi-Private Scuba Diving Schedule*

Huntington Weekend Dana Point Weekend Cypress Weeknights**
Class (HB) Class + Pool (LB or CP) Class (DP) Class + Pool (LB) Class (CP) Pool (CP)
8/10 – FULL 8/13 & 8/14 – FULL 8/11-  FULL 8/13 & 8/14

FULL

 8/1, 8/2 FULL 8/8, 8/9        FULL
8/18 – FULL 8/20 & 8/21 – FULL 8/17  FULL 8/20 & 8/21 FULL 8/15, 8/16

FULL

8/22, 8/23

FULL

8/24 FULL 8/27 & 8/28 FULL  8/25  FULL 8/27 & 8/28 FULL 8/29, 8/30 FULL  9/5, 9/6 FULL
9/1 FULL 9/3 & 9/4 FULL  8/31 FULL 9/3 & 9/4 FULL  9/12, 9/13 FULL 9/19, 9/20 FULL
9/7 FULL 9/10&9/11 FULL   9/8 FULL 9/10&9/11 FULL  9/26, 9/27  10/3, 10/4
9/15 FULL 9/17&9/18 FULL 9/14 FULL 9/17&9/18 FULL  10/10, 10/11 10/17, 10/18
9/21 9/24&9/25 9/22 9/24&9/25  10/24, 10/25 10/31, 11/1
 9/29
 10/1&10/2
9/28
10/1&10/2
10/5 10/8&10/9 10/6 10/8&10/9
10/13 10/15&10/16 10/12 10/15&10/16  
 10/19  10/22&10/23 10/20 10/22&10/23

*NOTE: There is a seven day cancellation policy when you schedule classes. The rescheduling fee is $95 per session. Your commitment of the orientation, pool days are required. Remember, you can select whatever days you want to do your boat or beach dives!

**Weeknight Cypress location only classes:

The Cypress classes listed above have their classroom and pool work held on two consecutive Mondays and Tuesdays.  The first Monday and Tuesday you will meet to complete the academic portion of the class at our Cypress location from 6pm to 9pm. The following Monday and Tuesday you will meet at the Cypress location from 6pm to 10pm to complete the pool portion of the class. After the final Tuesday you may choose any two weekend days following to complete your four ocean dives to become a certified PADI Open Water Diver!

We limit our classes to a small group intent on focusing on your superior quality training and making you the best diver in the world. With these limited class sizes, it’s important that you:

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Why Learn with Beach Cities Scuba?

For multiple years, the Beach Cities Scuba Center team has won the #1 Padi Diver Acquisition and Padi Diver Retention awards. With two Course Directors, nine IDC Staff Instructors and ten Open Water Scuba Instructors, Beach Cities Scuba Centers has dedicated personnel intent on providing you with top notch scuba instruction. Our dedication is your education! You’ll meet a diverse, friendly group of professionals that will show you why Beach Cities Scuba Centers remains within the industry (since 1963) and has certified over 16,000 people! 

Additionally, Beach Cities Scuba Centers is proud to offer high-quality customer service and competitive pricing on our equipment, continuing education, service and travel! When you join the Beach Cities Scuba Center team, you join a family of divers that provide the nation with high-quality scuba equipment with a smile! Even if you find it cheaper, we’ll beat it. We want you in our family! In fact, we will beat any authorized dealer’s advertised price.  Just ask us!

For directions to our stores, click here.

NOTE: 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. Did you know that Beach Cities Scuba Laguna Sea Sports is two blocks from the #1 dive site in Southern California? 

5. We own our pools on site, which separate us from the competition that use rental pools and limit the time of your training.

6. We own the only commercial dive boat in Orange County, which makes it 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”! Ask us about it.

9. We offer Online Learning through our PADI E-Learning Program.

10. Free year membership of the Dive949 or Dive714 dive clubs ($80 Value).