Aquanautics Dive, Inc. was established in 2008 to provide top quality Scuba Diving Instruction with high quality equipment and services in Southern California. Aquanautics Dive, Inc. is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center offering a full spectrum of Scuba Diving Instruction from beginning to professional courses. Every effort is made to make your diving experiences safe and fun! Our hope is to share our passion for the underwater world. We are a small Dive Shop with big menu of classes, services, and experiences. We have both group and private instruction available. We also carry top quality equipment. It is our mission to be more than what the average dive shop has to offer and become an elite dive facility. We became a PADI 5 Star Dive Center in the summer of 2010 which expands our menu of leadership level classes and shows our growth and credibility as a strong resource in the dive community. We became a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center in March of 2011. This means we not you only teach people how to dive but it means we teach the people, that teach the people, that teach the people how to dive. As a DAN Training Center with a DAN Examiner on staff means as dive safety training facility, we teach the people, that teach the people, that teach the people how to respond in dive accidents. You can't ask for much more in terms of credentials, but more important to us is our students experiences. Ask them, check reviews, come in and talk to us.
Our staff provides Professional Scuba Diving Instruction through all recreational levels and leadership levels. We are experienced divers with a great passion for the Southern California Shore Dives as well as the Channel Islands. We are based in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, California USA. We believe in teaching beach diving as well as boat diving. Beach diving is something not to be missed as it makes the underwater world more accessible and can be done safely with the training in the proper techniques. Learning how to beach dive makes it easier to get in the water and dive more frequently. In the Los Angeles area we have great shore and island enviroments each with a wide variety of aquatic life from the colorful Garibaldi to Giant Sea Bass. We have beautiful Kelp Forests and the individual Channel Islands each have there own variety of creatures and features.
Our Teaching Scuba Diving Philosophy: This is supposed to be safe and fun. We feel it is necessary to give our point of view on dive training as we have noticed some other organizations are misrepresenting some experiences. First understand that most scuba instructors do this because we love it and want to share it with everyone else. We do go to Casino Point at the Dive Park at times and teach as it is a beautiful place with easy access and great facilities. It is condusive to easy success when teaching and has alot of offer. But we also go out on boat charters and are a big advocate of doing beach dives when conditions permit. We believe you should go with an instructor to do all these things for the first time to learn from the proper techniques to do each so that they are safe and enjoyable. We are in Southern California with miles of great shore dive sites that can be enjoyed with greater opportunity because of the easy access with reduced time and money commitments. Learning how to dive in these various conditions with an instructor make divers more prepared and builds stronger diving skills. If you learn how to dive off the shore in So Cal you can dive more and build your self-confidence quicker. You can see almost everything on a shore dive that you can see off of the islands. We only know of one place where you can walk up and down the stairs to get in and out of the ocean. That is fine but that is not all there is to see. Don't equate challenges as being unsafe or dangerous, but rather opportunities to learn from experience professionals. That being said there is as much to be learned on a beach when things are big and rough when you decided not to go in as there is on a calm day when the you can walk right in to the water. If you never go , you will never know. We always want you to enjoy the dives but we also want you to learn how to dive in the various enviroments local to where you live. We are not here to just certify people. We are here to show people how to make diving a part of their lives like it has become to ours. We teach at a more relaxed pace so you can weave scuba in to your life not just block out a weekend to slam it out. If you want that we can do it too because we dive all the time. The main reason we don't do it is because this class is Your class not ours and we want to do what we feel is best for you, not easiest for us. We are not necessarily going to be the cheepest but we are confident that what you pay for will have added value, and be what we would have wanted for ourselves if we were in your place.
We have certified Air Fills, Nitrox, and Tech Gasses available for qualified divers. We have equipment rentals and service.
Why take classes at Aquanautics Dive? 1. It is FUN and safe. 2. We are a small store with personal service. 3. All the instructors have ratings well above the basic instructor ratings as all of our instructors are Master Scuba Diver Trainers or higher. 4. Almost all of our leadership training staff are CPR/First Aid Instructors. 5. There is a PADI Course Director and DAN Examiner on staff. 6. When we are teaching, we are diving. When we are not teaching, we are diving. We do this because we love it and we want to share it with you.