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SEPTEMBER B OPEN WATER DIVER SCUBA CERTIFICATION CLASS SCHEDULE

AUG 26, 29, 30, SEPTEMBER 2, 12, 13

OW CLASS 0915B SCUBA SCHEDULE SEPTEMBER- SECOND class schedule for September

Wednesday AUG 26- 5:30-10:00PM meet at Central Oregon Diving shop for Academics Chapters 1-5 and Final Exam

Saturday AUG 29- 9:00-6:00PM meet at Central Oregon Diving and then to pool JSFC 10:30-5:30PM

Sunday AUG 30- 8:30-6:00PM meet at Central Oregon Diving and then to pool JSFC 9:00-4:00PM

Wednesday Sept 2-5:30-9:00PM Academic make up as NEEDED

Saturday Sept 12- 8:00-4:00PM Open Water dive training at local lake

Sunday Sept 13- 8:00-4:00PM Open Water dive training at local lake

PLEASE remember that this is an INDEPENDENT STUDY class.  You must have completed all of the 5 chapters in the manual, all of the Knowledge Reviews, all examples in the RDP little book, and have watched the training DVD - BEFORE coming to the FIRST class meeting.  YOU MUST BE ON TIME TO ALL SESSIONS! 

The course price includes all of your scuba rental equipment for both confined and open water training.  Required PERSONAL items for this class are: Dive Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Booties, and a log book.  We will give you a 15% discount to purchase your required items.  You might also consider purchasing a mouthpiece for your training regualtor.  As a dive student you will receive a 10% off on NON-MSRP items for 90 days after your dive training.  PLEASE be aware of equipment bargains and online purchases!  NO WARRANTY!!

We filled the first class so fast that this is the SECOND class for this month!  CLASS is limited! Hurry into shop to sign up and get course materials.

Posted July 30th 2015 in Open Water Diver Course

AUGUST 22-23  MIKES BEACH RESORT  WASHINGTON

Want to experience Washington Oceans???  Join us at Mike's Beach Resort for Aug 22-23 for an amazing adventure.  More information to follow in coming weeks....  Come into the shop to sign up and fill out forms.  Rental gear is available for weekend.  Great Opportunity to do some speciality dives or do an Advanced Open Water Course.  Come into shop to sign up for courses and get out and experience all that LOCAL DIVING has to offer.  Ron Wittmayer, an Instructor at the shop will be leading this dive weekend of FUN!!

Posted July 10th 2015 in Local Diving

PALAU MARCH 22 thru APRIL 3, 2016

This trip includes R/T airfare from REDMOND to Koror-Palau, Airport Transfers, 2 Nights at a luxury hotel before and 2 nights after the 7 nights aboard the Ocean Hunter III, all meals on yacht, up to 5 dives per day, port fees and Marine Park fees for Koror State Diving Permit, including Jellyfish Lake and Peleliu Diving Permit.  Deluxe Cabin Double Occupancy

$6855 for this amazing Liveaboard experience!!

We look forward to this return trip to Palau and enjoying this liveaboard experience.  There are many great walls, reefs and night diving to be explored.  Dive famous spots such as Blue Corner, German Channel, German Wall, Blue Holes, Turtle Cove, Peleliu Wall and Corner, Ulong Channel and Shark City.  Also, snorkle in the non-stinging Jellyfish Lake!  What amazing dives to take your reef hook, inflate your BCD and just hang in the current and watch the sharks and schools of marine life parade back and forth in front of you!  There are also WWII shipwrecks to exlpore.  The Mantas gracefully swimming in the bait balls of fish are memorable!

Nitrox is available for the week for $199.  Certification card is required.  IF not certified, we offer a Nitrox class.  Contact Central Oregon Diving if interested in this class.  Also, the shop does offer Advanced Open Water courses to increase your max depth to 130'.

Space is LIMITED! We have reserved only 8 staterooms (the WHOLE boat).  The Deluxe cabins have a king size double bunk with a single bunk above.  Standard cabins have a queen size bunk for a charge of $100 less per person.  All have private bathrooms/showers and individual climate controls.

NOT INCLUDED:  Crew Dive Tips, additional airline taxes and surcharges over $182.10 and a $50 CASH departure taxx to be paid by traveler at the airport, and any other permits that the government of Palau will be collecting.  Drinks not included on boat: Liquor,wine,beer and soft drinks.  OPTIONAL land tour on April 2 in Palau add amount of $115.

Make your $1000 deposit to Central Oregon Diving, LLC today to secure your spot!  HALF OF THE BOAT IS ALREADY FULL!  Contact Liz by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to let us know that you are going to be joining us!!

Palau is a great place to dive.  These reefs are in pristine condition and represent a once (or TWICE) in-a-lifetime diving experience.  Average water temperature is 83 degrees.  They recommend a 3mm wetsuit full or shorty, a skin or even a t-shirt pleases some guests!  This is an amazing opportunity to see so many different things in one place.  We look forward to you joining us!

Posted July 6th 2015 in Travel

We now carry Reef Safe Sunscreen and lip balm to protect your skin and our reefs.  This sunscreen is biodegradeable and won't damage sealife and is water resistant for 80 minutes.  Lotions come in SPF…

Posted June 20th 2015 in Shop

BELIZE FEBRUARY 19-27 2016

 

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THIS trip includes R/T airfare from REDMOND to Belize City, Airport Transfers, and 6 nights aboard the Belize Aggressor III, all meals on yacht, up to 5 dives per day, port fees, and Marine Park fees for the Blue Hole.

$3745 DOUBLE OCCUPANCY (cash or check)

Belize is a wall diver's dream vacation.  Sheer walls like Painted Wall, Half Moon Caye Wall and Quebrada are covered with crimson gorgonians and giant orange elephant ear sponges.  Some creatures that hide in these formations are morey eels, spiny lobsters, and tiny arrow crabs so one needs to look in every crack, crevice and cave. (A good flashlight come in real handy for this!) Some of the amazing dive sites that are visited are Lighthouse Reef, Half Moon Caye and Turneffe Reef.  The Blue Hole - The world's largest blue hole, was made famous by Jaques Cousteau in the 1970's.  The first shelf of this collapsed underground cavern begins at 110'.  Advanced Open Water training is not required but I highly personally recommend it.  Here stalactites descend from the ceiling.  A healthy reef exists around the edge of the blue hole and is home to an abundance of juvenille sea life, as well as schools of parrot fish, squid, flaming scallops and several varieties of angel fish.  These shallows are great for diving or snorkeling.

Nitrox is available for the week for $150.  A Nitrox certification is REQUIRED to use Nitrox.  If not certified in Nitrox we offer a course.  Personally, doing repeative dives and multiple dives a day, I notice that I am not so tired and can do 4 or 5 dives each day.  Also, with the increase of bottom time, I don't seem to run out of bottom time and can stay down longer. :)  Contact Sarah if you are interested in this class.  Central Oregon Diving also offers Advanced Open Water courses which increases your max depth to recreational limits of 130'.  

Space is limited!!  I have reserved only 7 staterooms.  The deluxe stateroom has a double bed on the lower bunk, and a twin bed on the upper bunk.  All rooms have private bathrooms/showers, individual climate controls and TV/DVD.  

NOT INCLUDED: Crew Dive Tips, additional scuba courses, additional airline taxes and surcharges over $231, and a $40 CASH exit tax to be paid by traveler at the airport.

Make your Deposit to Central Oregon Diving, LLC of $500 today to secure your spot!  Contact Sarah at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to let us know you are going to be joining us!  

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Belize has been on my LIST of places to explore for years!  Water temps are 78-82 degrees.  They recommend a 3mm wetsuit.  What an amazing opportunity to see so many different things in one place.

NON-Diver cost is $200 LESS.

Posted June 14th 2015 in Travel

SAVE THE DATE-  RIVER CLEAN UP AUGUST 8TH.  MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW!!   This is will an advanced dive, and a pre-registered orientation class will be required.  

 

Posted June 6th 2015 in Local Diving