DISCOVER SCUBA TOURS

Enjoy scuba diving in San Diego with no previous experience.

CHECK SCUBA DIVING OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST

'Discover Scuba’ is the industry term for trying out scuba diving before you get a full Open Water certification, which can take 35+ hours to complete. This is the quickest and most affordable way to try it out and see if diving is for you.

DISCOVER SCUBA IS FOR YOU IF:

  1. You want to get certified but you’re unsure if you’ll enjoy it
  2. Your friend is a diver and you want to join them on a tour
  3. You dove before, but you still don’t have your certification

HOW DOES IT WORK?

 

CRASH COURSE

Before getting in the water, your instructor will teach you the basics about your scuba gear, safety, and dive skills. Then, you’ll get into the calm waters of Mission Bay to get comfortable with underwater breathing and your skills.

 

30-MIN DIVE

When you feel confident with your ability to breathe underwater, you’ll then follow your instructor on a shallow dive (~20 ft) and have the chance to see garibaldi, octopus, spiny lobsters, and other staple SoCal marine life.

 

SKILLS YOU’LL LEARN

  • Breathing underwater
  • Clearing your mask and regulator (air source)
  • Removing and retrieving your regulator
  • Equalizing (“popping your ears”)
  • Communicating underwater

Pricing

Includes full rental gear, tanks, weights, and instructor.

Discover Scuba

TANKPER DIVER
1-Tank non-certified$295

Rates in USD are per diver, per trip, and don’t include 4% processing fees.

DISCOVER SCUBA + CERTIFIED DIVER

TANKPER DIVER
1-Tank certified$185
1-Tank non-certified$295
Total$480*

*For 1 certified and 1 non-certified diver. Includes rental gear only for non-certified diver.

CAN I JOIN A BOAT TRIP AS A NON-CERTIFIED DIVER?

Yes, but you’ll need to:

  1. Take a Discover Scuba tour with us before the boat trip
  2. Chose an "All Levels" trip
  3. Include a tour guide on your reservation as an add-on

DISCOVER SCUBA + CERTIFIED DIVER

PLANCOST
Day 1: Pre-boat trip discover scuba$265
Day 2: Boat trip$119 - $199
Add-on: Tour guide$120 - $200
Total$504 - $584*

*Total includes rental gear for non-certified diver on both days.

FINE PRINT

 

TRANSPORTATION

We don’t provide transportation to and from the dive site/shop. Uber or Lyft are good options if you don’t have your own car.

 

DURATION

Discover Scuba tours take 3 to 4 hours. We like to add an extra hour to total time to account for the numerous variables involved with this activity (parking, lecture, gear setup, practicing skills, and dive time).

 

CANCELLATION

As long as you cancel at least a week before your tour, you can get full in-store credit or a refund. Changes made between 24 hours and 7 days of your tour don’t grant any refund and require a $39 rescheduling fee.

FAQs