Diving and First-Aid Certification Gateway

Sign up in advance to begin your Home Study!

You've decided that Diving may become part of your active lifestyle, or to expand your dive education! Continue with deciding on the Category of courses you'd like to take by selecting from the following Tabs. From the selected Tab, click on " * Details>" to view all of the courses details.

 "Watermanship" & "Discover Scuba" sessions requires no Home Study- it's just jump in & Try it Out! By example, just click on the "Beginner" Tab & then the " * Details>" link to view the specifics for each Beginner course.

Remember, divers never stop learning & your education at each level is represented with a C-Card that dictates your ability to perform at a certain level. This is your passport to other operations worldwide that want to see your level of expertise or competency for continuing education & Advanced Diving opportunities.

At the bottom, this page has all of our Course Dates! You can always request another course date, in which case we will try to work it in!

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Beginner diver (Click on "Beginner Details" for complete info)

Beginning Diving can either be Snorkeling or Scuba. In either case, you may just jump in, or try it out. Ether way, it's about making that decision & moving forward to the next step, or deciding it's not for you.  Following are the class or courses that you're looking for;

  • Watermanship (Snorkeling)
  • Discover Scuba (Bubblemaker)
  • OPEN WATER DIVER
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Continuing Education  (Click on "Con-Ed Details" for complete info)

Continuing Education defines divers seeking to advance their skills or review past information to become active in diving. Following are the class or courses that you're looking for;

  • Scuba Review
  • Advanced Open water
  • Rescue Diver
  • Master Scuba Diver
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Specialties  (Click on "Specialties Details" for complete info)

Continuing Education defines divers seeking to advance their skills or Review past information to become active in diving. Following are the class or courses that you're looking for;

  • Dry Suit Diver
  • EAN Enriched Air Diver
  • Deep Diver
  • Equipment Specialty
  • Naturalist Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Peak Performance Bouyancy
  • Altitude Diver
  • Boat Diver
  • Underwater Navigation
  • U/W Photographer
  • U/W Hunter
  • Wreck Diver (we have no wrecks locally) But we can travel!
  • Sidemount Diver
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Leadership Training  (Click on "Leadership Details" for complete info)

Going Pro! Taking the Challenge & deciding to be "Professional" simply means deciding to enhance your skills to a Demonstration Level, and after completion you can decide if you want to be a professional or just knowing your skills are the best. Following are a list of courses that will meet your goals;

  • Gas Blender
  • Divemaster
  • Assistant Instructor
  • Instructor
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First-Aid  (Click on "First-Aid Details" for complete info)

We have an extensive list of classes for the Diver & Non-Diver alike! If you're an Individual, Diver, Scout, or Professional, you can gain certification for personal accomplishment, or meet the Standards set forth by your Organization!  Following are the class or courses that you're looking for;

  • CPR/ First-Aid (either through EFR or ASHI) American Heart Association coming soon
  • CPR/ First-Aid for Children (EFR)
  • Complete CPR/ AED for Adults, Children & Infants (EFR)
  • Basic Wilderness (Survival) First-Aid - ASHI
  • Advanced Wilderness (Survival) First-Aid - ASHI
  • DAN O2 Provider
  • DAN BLSPRO
  • DAN DEMP
  • Other DAN Courses
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Student Forms

Here s/b all the forms you need in advance of or during the course. Open Water enrollment forms are included in the Open Water Diver Student kit or remediation kit. Pool maps are given by the Instructor prior to the first class.

Ages 10-11 Watch!
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Elearning Links

ELearning is a modern way of doing your Home Study. This replaces your having to purchase the STD PADI materials. Signing up with ELearning through the following links allows you to do a complete study prior to class start - online! Access is for 1 year. You will also need to purchase a "Remediation Pkt" which includes the Log, tables (or equivalent), Forms. Plan on completing this step before the Course starts. The following courses are available for ELearning;

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You Should be Diving & Training in California! Here’s Why...
* Dive a Top 10 Dive Destination - Leading surveys rate Monterey is one of the top ten dive destinations!
* Save $$ - Training dives in the Tropics May Cost over Twice the Amount we charge locally!
* More Vacation Time - Complete ocean skills locally before vacation. It‘s more fun to explore—Your certified!
* California Divers are Better Skilled - We frequent a more diverse environment and are better equipped to handle adverse situations.
* Trust your local instructor to know your concerns and help you overcome them from beginning to end. Dive All Year - Warm water’s great, but we can’t stay on vacation. By completing your course locally, you’ll return ready to enjoy, revisit and explore the wonders that are unique to diving the West Coast.
* Cold Water doesn’t mean Cold diving - You can dive dry and warm anywhere, anytime, even here in your own back yard! Find out for yourself that diving in colder water is almost like “Diving in the Bahamas” by learning to dive in a Drysuit! Take it from us! We enjoy diving dry all year! Rent or purchase a dry suit at Blue Water Aquatics and dive in ultimate comfort.

Calendars of Diving & First-Aid Education

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