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Ocean Adventures Dive Co.

Shop & Training Facility

Awards and Accolades

The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) the world leader in scuba training, awarded Ocean Adventures their highest honors, naming us a 5 Star Instructor Development Facility and the Green Star Award for our commitment to environmental conservation.

PADI Five Star Dive Centers are progressive dive shops that provide a full range of PADI scuba diving education programs, equipment selection and experience opportunities, while encouraging aquatic environmental responsibility. 

The Green Star Award demonstrates a dedication to conservation across a wide range of business functions, including:

  • Water conservation
  • Energy use
  • “Environmentally friendly” transportation practices
  • Optimized waste management
  • Use of sustainable materials 
  • Conservation leadership 
  • Paperless interactions with their PADI Regional Headquarters 
  • Donation to Project AWARE 

 

Voted 2014 Best Family Owned Dive Shop by the Argonaut Newspaper

 

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Our Dive Shop

Our mission is to introduce people to diving, improve their skills and teach them about the aquatic environment and how we, as divers, become stewards of that realm.  Our goal is to ensure every person we train becomes a competent, confident and safe diver

Ocean Adventures is a full-service 5 Star PADI Development Center as well as a Technical Diving Facility, offering scuba courses ranging from Beginner to Professional Levels in both Recreational and Technical Diving.

Technical Dive Training

We are proud to be the only Do It Right (DIR) technical diver training facility fully equipped with an in-house Trimix Blending Station in West Los Angeles

Supporting Local Law Enforcement and Fire Departments

Since the dive shop opened in 2000, Ocean Adventures has provided dive equipment and instruction to local law enforcement and fire department search and rescue agencies.

Recreational Rebreather Training

We are the sole Poseidon rebreather retail and instructional dive facility in Los Angeles.  Poseidon is the first rebreather ever manufactured exclusively for recreational divers.

The Motion Picture Industry relies on Ocean Adventures and recognizes us as the industry leader for Technical Diving, Underwater Lighting, Videography and Photography for the greater Los Angeles area.

We stock ScubaPro, Atomic, Bare, Xcel, DUI and other major brands at competitive prices.

We charter boats nearly every weekend to dive Catalina, the Channel and other nearby Islands as well as wreck dive sites and stock a full premium brand gear rental department.

Every staff member at Ocean Adventures’ retail store is a certified Instructor, therefore you can be sure that we are qualified to help you select the best training and equipment options.

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From Beginner to Professional Level, Recreational and Technical Diver Training

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Meet Our Instructors

We are a full service 5 Star PADI Instructor Development Center and a Technical Diving Facility.

Steve Ladd

Owner, PADI Master Instructor
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Erika Ladd

General Manager & PADI IDC Staff Instructor
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Stewart Tanner

PADI Master Instructor & Rebreather Instructor
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Karen Praxel

PADI Instructor
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Szilvia Gogh

PADI Course Director
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Shawna McLean

President, Ocean Adventures Dive Club
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Tim Balcomb

PADI IDC Staff Instructor
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Greg Carter

PADI Instructor
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Giancarlo Hamner

PADI Master Instructor
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Andy Huber

IANTD Adv. Rec Trimix Instructor
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Canyon

Future Master Diver
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Joseph Guarino

PADI Course Director
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Kian Farin

Instructor
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Kristen Seabury

Course Director
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Learn to Dive

Learning to scuba dive is a life changing adventure and becoming certified is more simple than you think!

Keep Diving

Join the Best of the Best! Live the dive lifestyle and explore the underwater world like never before.

Teach Diving

Earn money from your hobby or start a new carrier. We love to see the student become the master!

Technical Diving

Build your skills & experience when it comes to equipment, balance, buoyancy, trim & team awareness.

50+
Courses
3,600+
Students

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