Discover Local Diving

World class diving in our own backyard!

Welcome to the world of diving in Monterey!

Are you still only diving the one dive site you dove when you took your beginning class? Or, maybe you just have never had the opportunity to dive any of the great sites in Monterey.

Diver Dan's wants to help you discover the many great dive sites both in and around Monterey and Carmel.

If you have any questions, or would like to sign up contact us today.

Why take a Discover Local diving class?

Discover Local Diving is a supervised underwater tour of Monterey designed to orient divers to unfamiliar aquatic conditions and environments. It may also be used to introduce divers to the open water environment after a period of diving inactivity (in conjunction with the PADI Scuba Review-Refresher program) or those divers who originally were certified in warmer water.

For those of you who have been inactive you will find that the Scuba Review program combined with Discover Local Diving is just what you need to get back in the water! The Discover Local Diving experience consists of a site orientation, dive briefing and guided tour provided by a PADI Divemaster, PADI Assistant Instructor or PADI Instructor.

What do I need to start?

You will need to have obtained a PADI Open Water Diver certification or a qualifying certification from another organization and be at least 15 years old or 12 years (with a parent or guardian).

How much is it going to cost me?

$25.00 is all that is required to experience the new wonders of Monterey or Carmel Bays.

What is the class schedule?

The Discover Local Diving experience consists of just one short orientation classroom session and one day of ocean diving in Monterey or Carmel.

The dive sites available will be discussed in the orientation to determine the best place for all those of all skill levels.

What will I need to buy?

Nothing really. There is no student materials needed for this experience. However, you must own or rent your personal gear which includes a mask, snorkel, fins, boots, gloves and a compass.

What can I rent?

You may rent the rest of your SCUBA diving equipment if needed. This includes your wetsuit, hood, regulator with compass, weight belt, buoyancy control device (BCD) and tanks.

Where can I go from here?

There is a wide range of classes that you can participate in to continue your education and just to have fun. See out class listing and schedules or just stop by the shop for more information.

Discover Local Diving - 2017

Experience starts on Fridays at 7:00 PM. All ocean dates are Saturday mornings.

Orientation - Friday @ 7pm Ocean Dates - Saturday Monterey Dive Site Divemaster or Instructor
Jan. 13 Jan. 14 San Carlos Beach Rinde / Blair
Jan. 27 Jan. 28 MacAbee Beach Zeno / Melo
Feb. 10 Feb. 11 Lover’s Point Epperly / Meyer
Feb. 24 Feb. 25 Monastery Beach Olson / McConnell
March 10 March 11 Coral Street Ellersick / Halem
March 24 March 25 Monterey State Beach Cotter / Spangler
April 7 April 8 San Carlos Beach Van Gogh / Penner
April 21 April 22 MacAbee Beach Romani / Chu
May 5 May 6 Lover’s Point Richards / Patton
May 19 May 20 Monastery Beach Sieber / Puleston
June 9 June 10 Coral Street Yang / Smolgovski
June 23 June 24 Monterey State Beach Zeno / Melo
July 14 July 15 San Carlos Beach Rinde / Blair
July 28 July 29 MacAbee Beach Olson / McConnell
August 11 August 12 Lover’s Point Epperly / Meyer
August 25 August 26 Monastery Beach Cotter / Spangler
Sept. 15 Sept. 16 Coral Street Ellersick / Halem
Sept. 29 Sept. 30 Monterey State Beach Romani / Chu
Oct. 13 Oct. 14 San Carlos Beach Van Gogh / Penner
Oct. 27 Oct. 28 MacAbee Beach Sieber / Puleston
Nov. 10 Nov. 11 Lover’s Point Richards / Patton
Dec. 1 Dec. 2 Monastery Beach Yang / Smolgovski
Dec. 15 Dec. 16 Coral Street Rich Niemiec

Store Address

Store Hours

Monday-Friday: 10am to 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am to 6pm

Phone Numbers

Local: (408) 984-5819
Toll Free: 1-800-24-SCUBA