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All levels of scuba training and dive trips: Beginner to Instructor, Recreational to Technical
Would Love to Dive in California Waters But find the Water too Cold?
California offers some of the most spectacular recreational diving in the world. Southern California is blessed with a chain of local islands known as the Channel Islands of which offer a world-class kelp diving experience. The not-so-tropical water temperature should not stop you from diving our beautiful and unique Pacific Ocean!
Ocean Adventures offers rental dry suitsfor training. Getting cold while diving does not have to be a necessary part of your adventures! Just replace your wetsuit with a dry suit! It is the ultimate way of diving in California, especially during the winter. Read more how you can Learn to Dive and Stay Warm
Ocean Adventures Dive Co. is Your Full Service Diving Facility offering basic SCUBA and Specialty Diving instruction from Beginner to Dive Professional. We are proud to be the only DIR-friendly technical Diving Facility that equipped with Trimix Blending Station in the West Los Angeles Area.
All our Active Instructors completed DIR compliant entry level or above Technical Diving Training. Ocean Adventures Dive Company has been servicing the Motion Picture Industry for many years, and is the leader for Technical Diving, Under Water Lighting, Video and Photography in the Los Angeles area.
We carry most major brands at competitive prices, maintain a full Rental Department, offer Service and Repair and organize Local Boat Charters as well as Adventure Dive Travel worldwide. *Ask about free scuba diving certification with total equipment purchase.
Become a Scuba Diver - PADI Open Water Course
Learn to Scuba Dive - Open Water Diver Course
Diving is personal. It is a personal experience that changes lives. You will not be the same person after learning to dive as you were before. Come discover another world! Learn how to become weightless as you glide through kelp forests and explore local marine life. Our knowledgeable and experienced instructors will guide you through the course materials and then take you into our heated pool to practice skills and have fun. Then hop on one of our friendly and comfortable dive boats to start your Ocean Adventures...Read more how you Learn to Dive
Not quite sure if you are ready to get certified? What if you will not like it? Try Discover Scuba Diving! In a pool environment you can try diving before you decide. Try Diving No time? Start your class online!
Scuba Tune Up:
Brush Up Your Dive Skills & Knowledge
Has it been a while since you’ve been scuba diving?
Do you feel like your scuba skills and knowledge are a bit rusty? The Scuba Review Tune-up is just the refresher you need. more info
Advanced Open Water Diver Course
To become a certified diver is only the beginning of your scuba adventures. The Advanced course will help you to become a better diver and builds more confidence.
The Advanced Open Water course takes 5 specialty dives, classes are done over 2 days.
2014 Upcoming Dates:
July 26 - Erika - Spectre Boat Diving
July 27 - Erika- Catalina Dive Park
It gives you the opportunity to open up new areas of diving: Deep Diving, Wreck Diving, Underwater Navigation, diving with Enriched Air Nitrox, Photography, Videography, Night Diving, Fish Identification, fine tuning your buoyancy skills... read more here
Discover California Diving
Local Dive Trips
Los Angeles has way more to offer to locals and travelers than Hollywood bars, the Venice Beach side-walk or Malibu clubs. Southern California has a climate that not too many places have in the World, making diving a year-around activity for the enthusiasts. Although diving conditions are more challenging in California than in tropical waters, the reward of swimming trough giant kelp forests will compensate any diver for the cool water temperature. Most of our Channel Island Excursions Include 3-4
Dives... Read more about Local California DivingorSee the Boat Trip Calendar for upcoming trips
You always wanted to try it, but never had the time or were unsure about a full certification course?
When you participate in a Discover Scuba Diving program with Ocean Adventures, you will discover excitement, adventure, freedom and serenity. Nothing compares to the "weightless" exhilaration of breathing underwater. Only a diver knows that feeling!. more info
Exotic Dive Destinations
Dreaming about Far Away Places?
12 day in Amazing Indonesia: Komodo onboard the Boutique Liveaboard ARENUI: 21 Aug-1 Sept, 2014
Arenui's motto "The Boutique Liveaboard". Attention has been given to every aspect of the Arenui to ensure that it fully embodies their philosophy of providing a unique dive holiday experience, giving you the best there is in terms of diving and leisure activities, without sacrificing any of the comforts and luxury you would expect to get from a top-notch hotel on land.
The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the holistic DIR philosophy of diving. The course focuses on the fundamental components of the the DIR approach, namely a simple, streamlined and efficient equipment configuration; proper pre-dive planning and preparation; proper buoyancy, balance and trim; efficient propulsion techniques; unified team diving strategies and situational awareness; proficiency in critical skill management and fun.
This course hopes to lay the foundation upon which you can build superior recreational or technical skills and enjoy the aquatic realm as a comfortable, confident and competent diver. Learn here about Technical Dive Training
Motion Picture Scuba Diving
Ocean Adventures Dive Company, located in Venice, California, has been servicing the Motion Picture Industry for many years, and is the leader for Technical Diving, Under Water Lighting, Video and Photography in the Los Angeles area. Offering Stunt, Safety Diving, Talent Training, Props, Equipment Sales and Rentals with Delivery Option. To see our Credentials and List of Services we offer click here
Become a PADI Professional
Become a PADI Pro!
Would you like to earn money from your hobby or just start a new carrier and forget about the 9 till 5 office job? These courses give you the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to be able to work with students, lead dives, get experience on boats and much more in a fun and exciting environment; maybe get a fulltime job somewhere in the tropics or during the weekends here, in California waters. Find out what does it take to become a Scuba Instructor! The IDC Staff of Ocean Adventure is proud to have a 100% success rate in the U.S. Every candidate we prepared for the Instructor Exam, not only have passed, but stood out from the crowd as the most prepared, most thoroughly trained. No time? Start Your Instructor Course Online!
Retail & Rental Dive Gear
We are proud to bring some of the finest scuba dive gear brands from all over the world to our customers in Los Angeles, California. Our retail location features extensive lines of the must have items for every dive kit as well as plenty of extra tools and gadgets to help you get the most out of your time in the water.
Online Scuba Programs are not replacing the actual diving, just enhancing it by allowing students to move at their own pace. Study in the morning, at night, at work, in the park, fast or slow… the options are up to the user. Our instructors promote online learning, because we noticed a huge positive difference in students’ performance improvement that is credited as a direct result of the increased pool time (due to the reduced classroom time)... See Available Online PADI courses here
Kids Pool Party
Birthday Pool Party
at Your Home
Diving into a ball pit at Chuck E. Cheese is one way to be bold on a birthday, but if you’re looking for more excitement (and less germs), it’s time to make a splash. In the vast sea of birthday parties, make your child's the coolest on the block. more info
Destination Weddings and Honeymoons
Why Settle for "Beach Front" when You Could be in the Ocean? Sitting on the Beach can be great. A good book, tropical breeze and waves will never cease to be exciting.
However, you might get tired of sitting out in the sun for five days straight. If your Honeymoon destination is tropical, you can't pass up the opportunity to discover the world underwater! This is Where HAPPILY EVER AFTER Begins. more info