Scuba Certifications

Get a San Diego scuba certification, the proper way

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Advanced & specialty scuba certifications

If you have your Open Water certification and are ready to level up your scuba education, our crew of vetted instructors can help.

Our advanced lineup of San Diego scuba certifications come with the whole enchilada so you know what you’re paying penny-by-penny, no hidden fees or thingamabob surcharges.

Our certifications are designed to be completed in one weekend of boat charters pre-scheduled to match your requirements.

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Starting jan 2023!

OUR ALL-IN-ONE CERTIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

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E-LEARNING

A self-paced way to learn your course theory

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BOAT DIVES & GEAR

Forget about dealing with shore diving or rental gear charges

FREE MEMBERSHIP

Get 25% off all trips and your annual $250 fee waived

"They were encouraging and patient. Really appreciated their friendly and welcoming approach."

- Will Wilson

Temecula, CA

San Diego Scuba Certifications

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ADVANCED

ADVANCED

Recommended for Open Water divers.

The majority of San Diego dive sites are beyond Open Water dive limits. An Advanced Certification will give you access to all of recreational dive sites here and around the world. 

Schedule:

$1,317 $999

E-learning: $190
Instructor: $400
Boat trips: $334
Rental gear: $77
Certification card: $37
Log book: $29
Dive membership fee: $250

$1,317 $849/diver

*Divers must book together*
E-learning: $190
Instructor: $400
Boat trips: $334
Rental gear: $77
Certification card: $37
Log book: $29
Dive membership fee: $250

DEEP DIVING

DEEP DIVING

Must have an Advanced certification to enroll.

A Deep Diving Certification will help with non-deco limits, air consumption, and buoyancy so you can act wisely down below.

Schedule:

$1,126 $799

E-learning: $129
Instructor: $350
Boat trips: $254
Rental gear: $77
Certification card: $37
Log book: $29
Dive membership fee: $250

$1,126 $679/diver

*Divers must book together*
E-learning: $129
Instructor: $350
Boat trips: $254
Rental gear: $77
Certification card: $37
Log book: $29
Dive membership fee: $250

WRECK DIVING

WRECK DIVING

Must have an Advanced certification to enroll.

A Wreck Diving Certification equips will teach you how to survey a wreck and properly use lines and reels to avoid potential problems.

Schedule:

$1,126 $799

E-learning: $129
Instructor: $350
Boat trips: $254
Rental gear: $77
Certification card: $37
Log book: $29
Dive membership fee: $250

$1,126 $679/diver

*Divers must book together*
E-learning: $129
Instructor: $350
Boat trips: $254
Rental gear: $77
Certification card: $37
Log book: $29
Dive membership fee: $250

NITROX UPGRADE

Get 2 scuba certifications at once. When booking online, you can upgrade your Advanced, Deep, or Wreck class to include a Nitrox certification, without doing any extra dives.

$564 $285/diver

How it works

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Details

  • Course dives aboard the Humboldt
  • Qualified instructor from our boat crew
  • E-learning completed before dives
  • Course dives completed in 1 weekend
  • Pre-scheduled classes 1x/month
  • Maximum of 4 students per class
  • PADI certifications (any prev. agency)

Step-by-step

No one beats the Humboldt at Waterhorse Charters! The crew is very knowledgeable and, at a moments notice, will be there to help you.

- Stetson Davis

Tempe, AZ

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Just need a refresher?

If your last dive was more than 2 years ago, you should consider getting a Refresher crash-course to resharpen your skills and to meet most dive charter requirements (ours included).

$395/diver

What if...

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