Central Oregon Diving is your one stop shop for certifcation, dive equipment, travel, and scuba adventures.

Have you been out of the water for a little while??  Going on a trip this spring??  Want to join us for some LOCAL FUN??  We offer Scuba Review once a month, and the next course is December 6th.  This course goes over your open water skills in the comfort of the pool with one of our highly trained Divemasters.  Course takes between 3 and 4 hours and does some academic, and then head to the pool to get under the water and blow bubbles and refresh your skills BEFORE you go diving again.  Cost is $99 and there is a thin book to read that costs $24.  IF you need gear rental we offer that at a discounted rate of $25.  IF your gear needs to be serviced, bring that in also and we will get you ready for your next adventure!  Space is limited, so contact the shop today to enjoy this FUN course.  You must have a copy of your certification card, so if you have lost your card, contact the shop about getting a replacement.

Posted November 25th 2015 in Courses

JOIN us for CANCUN 2016

JULY 11-20

This is a family snorkel/dive vacation where you get to decide what you would like to do!  We have several packages that you can choose what fits your needs and what you would like to do.  The DELUXE DIVE PACKAGE includes 6 days of diving and whale shark snorkel. The diving consists of a day of Cenote diving, 2 days of wreck diving, the MUSA (Underwater Museum), Deep reefs, and shallow reefs, NITROX all week, MUSA park fees, rental gear, concierge dive service, transportation from hotel to marina and back, airfare from PDX, airport transfers, 8 nights at Iberostar all inclusive resort.  DOUBLE OCCUPANCY price is $3075.  Triple and quad rates are also available.  ALONG with options with or without cenote, with AIR instead of Nitrox, Less dive day packages, or some other activities.  Base cost for airfare and hotel is $ 2225, whale shark snorkel is additional $200.  There are over 20 activites to choose from if you don't want to dive everyday.  CUSTOMIZABLE vacation.  (TOO many options to list, contact me and I can create your Ultimate Adventure)  

All dive packages include gear drying service, rental (except wetsuit, additional cost), marine park fee, MUSA park fee, transportation back and forth between Marina and Hotel, and whale shark snorkel.  You can pick if you would like to dive AIR or Nitrox.  IF you are not Nitrox certified we offer the additional training specialty course for you to certified to breath enriched air.  Our dive hosts, Aquaworld, have customized these packages special just for our group.  There is also an option of a 2 tank night dive for an additonal charge.  This truly is a customizable vacation.   IF you choose to dive a few days, there are many other options available thru our dive hosts.  There are more snorkel options, day tours, jungle tours, wave runners, dolphin experience, and deep sea fishing just to name a few of your options. YOU CHOOSE!!

Make your $500 deposit to secure your space.  Space is limited.  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 with us! We look forward to planning your perfect vacation.


Posted November 19th 2015 in Travel



Want to set sail with us on a trip from Nassau to the Exuma Islands on this 65' sailing catamaran for a week of diving with us???  With an open bar and all beverages, meals, watersports and diving included in one price, what could be easier???  You will dive remote walls, wrecks, coral reefs, drift dives and dive with sharks, there is something for everyone in this great adventure.  To augment the diving life, they offer eco-adventures so you can enjoy above and below water adventures.  Standup Paddleboards, kayaks, fishinhg gear, and eco-tours of the island are offered thru the week.

SPACE IS LIMITED!  We have reserved the boat of 12 passengers in 6 cabins. Each cabin wash basin and mirror.  Comfortable dining room and fully air conditioned.  There are two heads and two showers onboard.

Cost is $2595.00 per person DOUBLE OCCUPANCY.  A deposit of $750 is non refundable and must be cash or check.  Includes: Portland to Nassau airfare roundtrip, ground transfers in Nassau.  April 29th Towne Hotel Accomodations doubel occupancy, 6 nights aboard to Cat Ppalu, up to 20 dives per week.  Tanks and weights included.  All meals and beverages aboard the vessel, including beer, wine and rum and vodka!  Gratuity for crew and rental gear not included.  Come into the shop for more information!   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Posted November 12th 2015 in Travel

Are you taking a dive trip soon and want to breath Enriched Air? OR are you working your way to a PADI Master Scuba Diver certification and want a FUN, and exciting specialty course?  This is a great choice!  THE main benefit for diving Nitrox is MORE bottom time!  If you like to stay down longer and see more safely, this is the course for you.  Some other benefits are you are less tired after your dives so that you can do those 5 dives on a liveaboard trip with out the fatigue.  I personally find that the air is more lubricated so less dry mouth, so no coughing underwater means longer dives!   This class is COMPUTER only!  You need to bring your computer to the course and know how to use it and function between the settings.  If you don't already have a dive computer we can assist you in finding the perfect fit for your diving needs. ( We have some that are on sale while supplies last )  Class is Monday November 30th at 5PM here at your local dive shop. (Central Oregon Diving) where you will simulate 2 nitrox dives from the comfort of our dive shop.  Course cost is $195 and you will be ready to explore longer the vast underwater world! Space is limited, and course is self study so preregistering is a MUST, you must complete the knowledge reviews and watch the DVD prior to the 30th.  Come in today to sign up!

Posted November 12th 2015 in Specialty Diver Courses


December 4 Academics 5:30-10:00

December 5 Confined Water 9:00-6:00

December 6 Confined Water 9:00-6:00

December 12 Open Water training 8:00-4:00

December 13 Open Water training 8:00-4:00

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!!

Posted September 2nd 2015 in Open Water Diver Course

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