TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT please FILL OUT THE REQUEST FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.  Please indicate your redemption code (6-8 DIGIT). There is no alphabet in your redemption code. You will receive an email within 72 hours to schedule your class.

Beach Cities Scuba Centers offers quality dive and snorkel gear! You will receive 10% off anything you purchase in store! If you find it cheaper from an authorized dealer within 30 days of your purchase, we will beat that price!

NOTE: If the participant is under the age of 15 years old, they will need to upgrade to the Private Open Water program so we can ensure the safety of the child in the open water environment. Thank you!

Step 1:

Pick up your material at a minimum of 2 weeks before the class. YOU MUST complete the online chapter knowledge reviews and quizzes at the end of each chapter plus Final exam and PADI dive table (RDP) section. When you arrive in store, you will have a minimum of two items to purchase. This is the e-learning component from PADI and an RDP/Logbook/Student Record File packet. The e-learning* and RDP Crewpak** is discounted and required purchase items in store when you pick up! $217.00 + $66.69

*The e-learning must be purchased through this program or registered to Beach Cities Scuba as the Shop of Record if purchased through PADI. We cannot accept third party e-learning codes for customers. 

**Crewpak is only available to purchase in-store. 

Purchase here.

Step 2:

Attend the classroom orientation (2 hours) at TBA (Please call or email to arrange the time) on the Wednesday at your selected store. You will complete a 25-question quick review on this day. PLEASE BRING A PRINTOUT OF YOUR COMPLETED E-RECORD TO CLASS. This should have completion notifications on all sections. Any 'NA' responses on your certificate of completion signifies a missed portion of your e-learning. Please re-visit that section and complete. This will relieve you of some stress on your first night of class.

Step 3:

Attend pool sessions on the Saturday (Dana Point and Oceanside) or Sunday (Huntington and Cypress) following your orientation from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Step 4:

Spend two weekend days diving in the ocean for a total of four ocean dives. These sessions last approximately five hours. You could dive at 6 a.m. and be home chilling at noon on both days! We have beach dives, which are included with your program; or boat dives available for purchase (boat trips are not included in this program). 

Step 5:

Smile. You will have completed all the steps at this point! You'll head over to our registration section (which you are authorized to do now if you would like) and fill out the information required

PADI Open Water Diver Semi-Private Course

The Open Water Semi-Private Course includes tuition and scuba equipment rentals. Your online class is an additional fee. The student must furnish their own scuba quality mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit boots, gloves, PADI training logbook and PADI RDP table (PADI training logbook and PADI RDP table is a required purchase when you pick up your material, this is the packet discounted). All of this is purchased through any of our seven Beach Cities Scuba Centers at a discounted cost! Remember that if you buy your gear with us, we give you 10% off anything you select in store! 

If you do not receive a confirmation email with instructions in 72 hours please check your spam folder or contact us!

Still have Questions?  We have ANSWERS!  Check out our FAQ’s here.

All class schedules shown here list the initial orientation day, followed by the first weekend of pool dives. Your ocean dives can be flexibly scheduled for any two weekend days after the first weekend.

Boat dives are also available! Talk to your instructor about enjoying a beautiful, relaxing day on our boat the Riviera and avoid the full gear climbs to and from the shoreline!

*NOTE: There is a 7 days cancellation policy when you schedule classes. The rescheduling fee is $95 per session.

The Open Water Semi-Private Scuba Diving Schedule*

Huntington BCH/Laguna. Dana Point/Laguna BCH    Cypress      Cypress

09/13 FULL 09/17 FULL Sep/13 FULL Sep/17 FULL 09/20 FULL 09/24 FULL
09/27 FULL 10/01 FULL 09/20 FULL 09/23 FULL 10/04 FULL 10/08 FULL
10/11 10/15 10/04  10/07  10/18 10/22
10/25 10/29 10/18  10/21 11/1 11/5
11/8 11/12 11/01 11/04 11/15 11/19
11/22 11/26 11/15 11/18 11/29 12/3
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*NOTE: There is a 7 days cancellation policy when you schedule classes. The rescheduling fee is $95 per session. Your commitment of the orientation, pool days are required. Remember, you can select whatever weekend days you want to do your boat or beach dives!

We limit our classes to a small group intent on focusing on your superior quality training and making you the best diver in the world. With these limited class sizes, it’s important that you:


Jacques Cousteau diver in Southern California

Why Learn with Beach Cities Scuba?

For multiple years, the Beach Cities Scuba Center team has won the #1 PADI Diver Acquisition and PADI Diver Retention awards. With four Course Directors, nine IDC Staff Instructors and ten Open Water Scuba Instructors, Beach Cities Scuba Centers has dedicated personnel intent on providing you with top-notch scuba instruction. Our dedication is your education! You’ll meet a diverse, friendly group of professionals that will show you why Beach Cities Scuba Centers remains within the industry (since 1963) and has certified over 22,000 people! 

Additionally, Beach Cities Scuba Centers is proud to offer high-quality customer service and competitive pricing on our equipment, continuing education, service and travel! When you join the Beach Cities Scuba Center team, you join a family of divers that provide the nation with high-quality scuba equipment with a smile! Even if you find it cheaper, we’ll beat it. We want you in our family! In fact, we will beat any authorized dealer’s advertised price.  Just ask us!

For directions to our stores, click here.

NOTE: For the Laguna Beach location parking is limited. We ask that you park in the surrounding streets when you arrive.

Here are some other cool reasons to dive with Beach Cities Scuba:

1. With no hidden costs and our guarantee to beat any authorized dealer price you have no worries knowing that you are getting the best deal. We want your business and we are up front about our costs. 

2. We offer a flexible ocean schedule.  We know you’re busy. Ask us, we will work with you as best as we can!

3. Our instructors are professional, experienced, friendly and vigorously trained. We have internship programs and required qualifications prior to ever teaching students in a professional environment. We put the best we can with you.

4. We have 7 facilities (ALL are PADI Five Stars)  in convenient locations mainly by the beaches, equipped and well stocked to offer all scuba products and services. Did you know that Beach Cities Scuba Laguna Sea Sports is two blocks from the #1 dive site in Southern California

5. We own our heated pools on site, which separate us from the competition that use rental pools and limit the time of your training. 

6. We own the only commercial dive boat in Orange County, which makes it easy and convenient to do your ocean dives from the boat.

7. FREE Certifications!  Get your class fee refunded if you buy your full set of scuba gear through us. 

8. We offer the most friendly and cost effective “Refer a Friend Program”! Ask us about it.

9. We offer Online Learning through our PADI E-Learning Program.

10. Free year membership of the Dive949Dive714, or Dive760 dive clubs ($80 Value).