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We are very excited to be able to do a Discover Scuba course with Camp Makualla at Crescent Lake this July. This course is a half day course that earns them a Discover Scuba Merit Badge. Our instructors will bring the gear to them at the camp and all they need is to have water shoes and complete the paperwork. To register for this experience you must contact the dive shop at 541-388-3660 to make your payment of $135 and we will email you the paperwork that needs to be completed and returned back to us. Registration is limited so contact us today. We are open Tuesday thru Saturday 10-6.

Posted June 27th 2018 in Specialty Diver Courses

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Have you ever thought about how your equipment works? This is a great specialty course to help answer those questions. This is a course that is practical application that gets into hands-on interaction.

You wouldn't want to miss a dive due to minor issues with your scuba equipment. The PADI Equipment Specialist course lets you take a look inside the scuba equipment you use.  You'll learn more about how your gear is made, how it works, and how it breaks, making you more comfortable with it and better prepared to take care of your investment. 

This course also teaches you about routine care and maintenance procedures as well as scuba equipment storage recommendations. Your instructor will show you what causes common equipment problems and what you can do to overcome them. We will also offer an in depth look at why some equipment performs better and the instructors picks for preferred equipment. You will also get a peek behind the curtain to see what an instructor and equipment technician has in his or her Save-A-Dive kit!

This class is perfect for anyone that wants to know how it works and feel better about their gear. If you’re at least 10 years old and certified as a PADI (Junior) Scuba Diver or higher, you can enroll in the Equipment Specialist course.

Cost for this class is $200. IF you own your own diving gear (Wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins, boots, regulator, BCD, computer, gear bag etc.) bring it to class with you. We’ll take a closer look to help you understand your own gear better. You must pre-register for this course.

Posted June 15th 2018 in Specialty Diver Courses

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Do you want to learn to dive at elevations over 1000 Feet? Every dive here in Central Oregon is an Altitude Dive! This is a great course to learn about theoretical depths.  Know how to dive at Altitude safely and be able to plan your dive and dive your plan. Full cost of specialty is $235. If you don't own your own equipment rental cost is $30 for the day. DO you have an Altitude Adventure dive and need to complete the course? Cost to complete is $125. You must register and sign up and get the course materials. Space is limited!  This course does count toward your Master Scuba Diver certification.

Posted June 14th 2018 in Specialty Diver Courses





Looking to go past your Advanced Open Water Diver and gain more confidence and take it to the next level of diving? PADI Rescue course is the next step! This course is set up as an academic evening, exercise water training and open water scenarios. Class is taught also with Oxygen Provider required specialty. CPR must be current or need to take the Emergency First Response CPR course with us on August 11th. After completion of Rescue your next step is either to complete 50 dives and 5 PADI Specialties and become a Master Scuba Diver or to take it to the Professional Level and become a Divemaster. What path do you want to take? Come into the shop for the course materials and to sign up. Take your diving to the NEXT level! THIS course is an intense weekend and the last course like this for the season. We teach Oxygen Provider Specialty in conjunction as requirements for this course. So you earn a Specialty course along with your Rescue certification. This will be an academics and 2 days at the lake. COME in ASAP to sign up for this course and get your materials. Wednesday evening academics for Rescue, and Saturday morning head to the lake for exercise training and Sunday complete scenarios. Oxygen Provider Specialty and EFR course is on August 11th.

Posted May 22nd 2018 in Rescue Diver Course

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This is a PADI specialty that we teach along with Rescue, but can be taken as a specialty course that counts toward your Master Scuba Diver. Come into the shop to sign up for this life saving course. We are also doing Emergency First Response CPR training with this course. Both of these courses are needed for Rescue Course. If you would like to take just one of these courses as you already have current CPR or would like to just take the EFR portion that is an option also. Come into the shop today to sign up and get your course materials.

Posted May 22nd 2018 in Specialty Diver Courses



Are you looking to complete your Advanced Open Water course?

Get it done in one weekend at Cultus Lake! August 4th and 5th

If you have not started the Advanced Open Water course yet, or just have a dive or two to finish up, this is a PERFECT weekend to get it all done at one time! If you haven't already signed up for AOW, the cost is $200 to the shop, and $35 to the instructor per dive at time of dive! 

Required Dives are Deep and Underwater Navigation. Optional dives include Altitude, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, or. ?????

Come by Central Oregon Diving to sign up before it's full!

Posted May 22nd 2018 in Advanced Open Water Diver Course