Open Water Diver: Referral Diver Program

– Get certified without diving in Monterey Bay!
You'll miss the phenomenal beauty of Monterey Bay, the Pacific Ocean and Point Lobos, but we understand - Hawaii has it's charms and a honey moon on a small secluded island is nice too.

So use our Referral Diver Program to get you started, take your classroom and pool sessions with us and then take a form (stating you have completed all of the academics and pool work required and are now ready for your ocean dives) with you to your warmer water vacation site. Just hand it to your on-site instructor. Resorts jump at the chance of working with our (Peninsula Diving Center) referrals and accept our referral form.

Thank you for your interest in PENINSULA DIVING CENTER's diver education program. To maintain a high degree of individualized instruction, our classes are limited to eight (8) students, with a two to one student to instructor ratio. To reserve your place in the PENDIVE class, a non-refundable deposit of $100.00 is required, with the balance of $125.00 due by the first session. Total: $225.00.

Many students prefer to learn the rudimentary diving skills using their personal equipment.  The PENINSULA DIVING CENTER is a diving education center and a full service professional dive store. As your interest grows in owning your equipment, please feel free to discuss both your equipment needs and purchasing plans with a staff member. (Please ask for an explanation of our exclusive PENDIVE rental/purchase program.)

Personal equipment you need to provide:
Students are required to supply their personal equipment. You will need the following pieces of basic personal equipment before the first pool session: mask, snorkel, weight belt (w/o lead), warm water gloves, warm water fins, and academic package. Our professional staff will be on hand to help you in selecting the proper equipment to suit your individual needs. The approximate cost is $250.00 to $400.00. You may make an appointment for your equipment selection date, in addition doctor's physicals are required..

What equipment we provide for all pool sessions:
Air tanks and buoyancy control devices, individually sized, along with the highest performing regulators (with alternate air sources) will be supplied for all pool sessions. The PenDive instrument consoles consist of a submersible pressure gauge, compass, and either the Aladin Pro or Sport Diving Computers, or the Scubapro computers. This pool equipment, our Omersub, USIA, Whites, and Scubapro Dry Suits, and our plush 4-way-stretch lycra neoprene diving suits, are available for any ocean experiences.

How it works:
Classes meet for seven (7) lessons, two nights per week, Tuesday and Thursdays, (or sometimes, Monday and Wednesday) from 7:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. (usually half classroom and half pool session). Both the classroom and pool are on-site.  We keep our pool heated year round to enable as much practice as you desire before, during or after becoming a certified diver. There is never a charge to practice or for any equipment needed in the pool.

By the time you leave for your ocean checkout and certification dives, you will have mastered all of the required skills. In the ocean, you will be using the natural diving skills you have learned, and, you will also be sharing in one of the rarest and most fascinating family recreations available.

Certification and membership
Certification and membership in an internationally recognized certifying agency will be awarded upon successful completion of all the requirements. Because there are many facilities through out the world, we prefer to contact where you're scheduling your ocean check out dives to verify what forms you need to bring with you. This will eliminate any last minute confusion and make your whole experience that much more enjoyable. And be aware that many facilities will require Doctor's physicals prior to the first ocean experience.

For more detailed information please come by the store to pick up a course curriculum and to check on equipment. We do offer private classes.

» Contact us: by phone 1-888-pendive or email or use our sign-up form to sign up for your next class.

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» Store Hours:  Tue - Fri: 10:30 - 7:00 
  Sat: 11:30 - 5:00
  Sun - Mon: Closed



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