The 4 PADI certification dives focus on checking off many of the skills learned previously during pool training as well an emphasis on cold water beach diving. Entries and exits as well as dive planning are also practiced.
Saturday 7:00am – 1:00pmish
Sunday 7:00am – 1:00pmish
The dive site is just a 90 minute drive from San Mateo. Some divers make the drive down both days while others may choose to stay over for a night or two at a hotel. Know your hotel cancellation policies. Classes are cancelled due to rough weather. There is plenty to do for non-divers as well.
All equipment is included in the price except personal gear: mask, snorkel, fins, boots and gloves. Divers need to have their own transportation to carry Instructional Gear and their Personal Gear from the store. We provide a gear bag and will help you carry it out to your car but we can’t get it to Monterey for you. Your instructor is not your personal Sherpa.
Divers come to the store a few days before their ocean weekend to size and pick up their Instructional Gear, sign more liability and to get the dive site directions. The site is very close to Cannery Row and the Aquarium.
Bring a good pair of diving fins. They need to be able to push you and the extra weight your swimming with.
Certifying in Monterey is more difficult than in warmer waters – It is pass or fail. Is Monterey for Me?
More detailed information regarding how to get prepared and what to bring will be provided after checkout.
You can cancel or reschedule the Weekend reservation and receive a full refund anytime prior to 3 days to start. Then a partial 50% refund will be issued. Cancel or reschedule at Refunds >