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.

What is the class schedule?

The Discover Local Diving experience consists of just one short orientation classroom session at 6pm that Friday night July and one day of ocean diving on Saturday.

Due to dive site availability and conditions the dive sites will be determined during the orientation.

Orientation DatesOcean DatesLeader
January 10, 2020January 11, 2020Rinde / Greenberg
January 24, 2020January 25, 2020Tabel / Cervantes
February 7, 2020February 8, 2020Epperly / Halem
February 21, 2020February 22, 2020Havlek/Zaugg
March 6, 2020March 7, 2020Anderson / Dollar
March 20, 2020March 21, 2021Cotter / Geer
April 3, 2020April 4, 2020Romani /Chu
April 24, 2020April 25, 2020Gallender / Wilson/Kim
May 8, 2020May 9, 2020Duggal / Vandercook
May 22, 2020May 23, 2020Hoyt / Butatis
June 12, 2020June 13, 2020Smolgovski / Mayer
June 26, 2020June 27, 2020Tabel / Cervantes
July 3, 2020 @ 6pm
July 4th, 2020
Mike Heinsohn
July 10, 2020@ 6pmJuly 11, 2020Mike Heinsohn
July 17, 2020@ 6pmJuly 18, 2020Mike Heinsohn
July 24, 2020 @ 6pmJuly 25, 2020Randal Spangler
July 31, 2020 @ 6pmAugust 1, 2020Havlek/Zaugg
August 7, 2020 @ 6pmAugust 8, 2020Mike Heinsohn
August 14, 2020 @ 6pmAugust 15, 2020Mike Heinsohn
August 21, 2020 @ 6pmAugust 22, 2020Mike Heinsohn
August 28, 2020 @ 6pmAugust 29, 2020Cotter / Geer
September 18, 2020September 19, 2020Anderson / Dollar
October 2, 2020October 3, 2020Gallender / Wilson/Kim
October 16, 2020October 17, 2020Romani /Chu
October 30, 2020October 31, 2020Hoyt / Butatis
November 13, 2020November 14, 2020Duggal / Vandercook
December 4, 2020December 5, 2020Smolgovski / 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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