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 of Monterey 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 7pm that Friday night and one day of ocean diving in Monterey or Carmel on Saturday.
The dive sites available will be discussed in the orientation to determine the best place for all those of all skill levels.
|Orientation Dates||Ocean Dates||Dive Site||Leader|
|January 10, 2020||January 11, 2020||San Carlos Beach||Rinde / Greenberg|
|January 24, 2020||January 25, 2020||MacAbee Beach||Tabel / Kim|
|February 7, 2020||February 8, 2020||Lover’s Point||Epperly / Halem|
|February 21, 2020||February 22, 2020||Monastery Beach||Havlek/Zaugg|
|March 6, 2020||March 7, 2020||Coral Street||Anderson / Dollar|
|March 20, 2020||March 21, 2021||Monterey State Beach||Cotter / Geer|
|April 3, 2020||April 4, 2020||MacAbee Beach||Romani /Chu|
|April 24, 2020||April 25, 2020||Lover’s Point||Gallender / Wilson|
|May 8, 2020||May 9, 2020||Monastery Beach||Duggal / Vandercook|
|May 22, 2020||May 23, 2020||Coral Street||Hoyt / Butatis|
|June 12, 2020||June 13, 2020||Monterey State Beach||Smolgovski / Mayer|
|June 26, 2020||June 27, 2020||San Carlos Beach||Tabel / Kim|
|July 17, 2020||July 18, 2020||MacAbee Beach||Rinde / Greenberg|
|July 31, 2020||August 1, 2020||Lover’s Point||Havlek/Zaugg|
|August 14, 2020||August 15, 2020||Monastery Beach||Epperly / Halem|
|August 28, 2020||August 29, 2020||Coral Street||Cotter / Geer|
|September 18, 2020||September 19, 2020||Monterey State Beach||Anderson / Dollar|
|October 2, 2020||October 3, 2020||San Carlos Beach||Gallender / Wilson|
|October 16, 2020||October 17, 2020||MacAbee Beach||Romani /Chu|
|October 30, 2020||October 31, 2020||Lover’s Point||Hoyt / Butatis|
|November 13, 2020||November 14, 2020||Monastery Beach||Duggal / Vandercook|
|December 4, 2020||December 5, 2020||Coral Street||Smolgovski / 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.