Local Fun Dives!


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 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.

If you are a Diver Dan’s Club Member, give us a call or send us an email so we can sign you up for free.

Not a member? Click here for more information.

What is the class schedule?

The Discover Local Diving experience consists of just one short orientation classroom session at 7pm that Friday night and one day of ocean diving on Saturday.

Due to dive site availability and conditions the exact dive site and time will be determined during the orientation on Friday night at 7pm.  You MUST attend the orientation.

Please DO NOT call the store before the orientation asking when and where the dive site will be.

Orientation DatesOcean DatesLeader
May 26, 2023May 27, 2023Hoyt/Butatis
June 16, 20223June 17, 2023Smolgovski/Mayer
June 30, 2023July 1, 2023Tabel/Teachout
July 14, 2023July 15, 2023Vandercook/Lockwood
July 28, 2023July29, 2023Havlek/Zaugg
August 11, 2023August 12, 2023Epperly/Halem
August 25, 2023August 26, 2023Cotter/Pere
September 15, 2023September 16, 2023Kim/Wilson
September 29, 2023September 30, 2023Karahroudy/Volk
October 13, 2023October 14, 2023Chu/Niemiec
October 27, 2023October 28, 2023Hoyt/Butatis
November 10, 2023November 11, 2023Duggal/Kastner
December 1, 2023December 2, 2023Smolgovski/Mayer

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.

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