Call Us At:1(619)260-1880 E-mail: Scuba San Diego Blog Scuba san diego Skype link scuba san diego you tube channel Scuba San Diego Twitter Page Scuba San Diego Facebook Page
We offer a wide range of SCUBA certification packages. No diving certification or Scuba Diving School in San Diego offers you a more comprehensive dive certification program for recreational Scuba Diving.

I. Group Instruction (3 or more persons per class)

Basic Scuba Certification: $ 425.00 inclusive of scuba equipment; books, wetsuit, dive tables, dive log,

Certification with National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI).

Registration: Students should register and pay tuition two weeks prior to the class start date, read the text and complete the workbook exercise by the first night of lecture. A group can be three to six students. Tuition includes materials, SCUBA diving equipment, and two weeks of group training in the classroom and ocean as follows: 

Materials: Textbook, workbook, dive log book, dive tables, video cassette, and two audio cassettes, student registration and certification card from the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI). 

Diving Equipment included: Wetsuit, tanks, weights, air, regulator, and buoyancy compensator. 

Two Week Group Training includes

A new group section starts twice a month on the first and third Monday .

1. Six evening lectures, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday for lectures.

2. Four hours the first weekend in shallow water for scuba skill development.

3.  Five Scuba dives the second weekend. Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Three dives on Saturday at La Jolla Shores and two dives on Sunday at La Jolla Cove.  All dives are conducted off the shore.  Missed dives can be made up for an additional $75.00 per dive.

Student must provide:

Mask, snorkel, fins, boots, gloves, and cold water hood ($225.00 plus tax), notebook, 10 key calculator, swimsuit, and towel.

Physician's Fitness Evaluation

A diving physical examination by a physician is recommended with written approval prior to participating in diving activities.

Student Swimming Ability

All diving training agencies in the United States state in their standards and procedures that a candidate for Basic Scuba Certification must demonstrate the ability to swim.

The student swimming evaluation consists of:

1. 50-ft lateral swim underwater, one breath only 
2. 220-yard swim in less than twelve minutes 
3. 50-yard wrist tow of another swimmer without swim aides. 
4. 10-minute thread water 
5. Retrieval a five pound object from twelve feet of depth.

Certification is not guaranteed. Students must successfully complete the written test with an overall score of 75% or higher on demonstrate all skills in the water satisfactorily.

II. Semi-Private Instruction (2 Students per class)

Basic Scuba Certification: $1500
Approximately 40 hours of Instruction on a schedule which meets your time requirements -- to be set by you and your 'buddy'.

III. Private Instruction

Basic Scuba Certification: $1500

Approximately 40 hours of instruction on a private, one-on-one basis.  Class times can be arranged to fit your schedule All classes at our facility. In home pool instruction is available ask for quote on cost.



  • Basic Group Certification
  • Basic Semi-Private Certification
  • Basic Private Certification
  • Wreck Diving
  • Advanced Diving
  • Night Diving
  • Rescue
  • Dive Master
  • Assistant Instructor


Diving Instruction with a quality difference.

PADI NAUI SSI CMAS certification picture PADI NAUI SSI CMAS certification picture

NOTE:  We will not provide any form of accelerated or 'cram course' certification.  It is our philosophy that an educated diver is safer and more likely to keep diving throughout his or her life.  Many of our basic SCUBA divers have gone on to become great dive leaders.  A good education requires a time commitment.