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kelp forest

Have you been out of the water for more than 6 months and need to refresh your skills in the pool before you travel this summer.  We are doing a few hour scuba review to go over your skills in the pool.  Come in to sign up for this class.  You need to have the scuba tune up book, if you already own one - no need to purchase again.  Class cost is $99 and if you need the book it is $24.95.  If you need to rent equipment we offer a discounted rate for this course of $30.  Get your skills refreshed before you travel and be a confident diver.  Don't waste time on your vacation get this done here first, so you can enjoy your time on vacation diving!

Posted March 16th 2017 in Courses

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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, ERDPML, and have watched the training DVD-- BEFORE coming to the FIRST class meeting. YOU MUST BE ON TIME TO ALL SESSIONS!

OW CLASS 617 CENTRAL OREGON DIVING SCUBA SCHEDULE (JUNE)

Wednesday – June 1– 5:30 PM to 10:00PM meet at Central Oregon Diving shop for Academics Chapters 1 – 5 and Final Exam and ERDPML tests

Saturday – June 3– 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM meet at Central Oregon Diving and then to pool JSFC 12:30-5:30

Sunday – June 4 – 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM meet at Central Oregon Diving and then to pool JSFC 10:30-5:30

Wednesday – June 8 – 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM Academic Make up AS NEEDED

Saturday – June 10– 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Open Water dive training at local lake (WEATHER dependent)

Sunday – June 11 – 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Open Water dive training at local lake (WEATHER dependent)

The course price includes all of your scuba rental equipment for both confined water and open water training. Required PERSONAL items for this class are: Dive Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Booties, and a log book. We have SPECIAL student discounted packages that are available to you at a discount. You might also consider purchasing a mouthpiece for your training regulator. As a dive student you will receive a 10% off on NON- MSRP items for 90 days after your dive training. (Please beware of equipment bargains and online purchases!)

This course can also be taken as a REFERRAL course if you have a trip planned to WARMER weather in the next year! Great option as most that are taking course are doing referrals. Fun class for families to take!

Come into the dive shop to register for this class and receive your materials. We take a $200 deposit to secure your spot. SPACE IS LIMITED!

Posted March 16th 2017 in Open Water Diver Course

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 Have you been out of the water for more than 6 months and need to refresh your skills in the pool before you travel this summer.  We are doing a few hour scuba review to go over your skills in the pool.  Come in to sign up for this class.  You need to have the scuba tune up book, if you already own one - no need to purchase again.  Class cost is $99 and if you need the book it is $24.95.  If you need to rent equipment we offer a discounted rate for this course of $30.  Get your skills refreshed before you travel and be a confident diver.  Don't waste time on your vacation get this done here first, so you can enjoy your time on vacation diving!

Posted March 16th 2017 in Courses

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 ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT!!!!

 

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, ERDPML, and have watched the training DVD-- BEFORE coming to the FIRST class meeting. YOU MUST BE ON TIME TO ALL SESSIONS!

OW CLASS 517 CENTRAL OREGON DIVING SCUBA SCHEDULE (MAY)

Wednesday – May 10– 5:30 PM to 10:00PM meet at Central Oregon Diving shop for Academics Chapters 1 – 5 and Final Exam and ERDPML tests

Saturday – May 13– 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM meet at Central Oregon Diving and then to pool JSFC 12:30-5:30

Sunday – May 14 – 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM meet at Central Oregon Diving and then to pool JSFC 10:30-5:30

Wednesday – May 17 – 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM Academic Make up AS NEEDED

Saturday – May 20– 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Open Water dive training at local lake (WEATHER dependent)

Sunday – May 21 – 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Open Water dive training at local lake (WEATHER dependent)

The course price includes all of your scuba rental equipment for both confined water and open water training. Required PERSONAL items for this class are: Dive Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Booties, and a log book. We have SPECIAL student discounted packages that are available to you at a discount. You might also consider purchasing a mouthpiece for your training regulator. As a dive student you will receive a 10% off on NON- MSRP items for 90 days after your dive training. (Please beware of equipment bargains and online purchases!)

This course can also be taken as a REFERRAL course if you have a trip planned to WARMER weather in the next year! Great option as most that are taking course are doing referrals. Fun class for families to take!

Come into the dive shop to register for this class and receive your materials. We take a $200 deposit to secure your spot. SPACE IS LIMITED!

Posted March 15th 2017 in Open Water Diver Course

CENTRAL OREGON DIVING, LLC   

157 NE Greenwood Ave. Bend, OR  97701

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BIG SUR LIVEABOARD

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST TRIP

    big sur     kelp forest       sunset     garibaldi

JUNE 15-18, 2017 DEPARTS at 3AM on 15th onboard on 14th.

$950 for 4 Day BIG SUR LIVEABOARD

(This price does NOT include air fare or transportation to Morro Bay.  This is a trip that boards the liveaboard on Wednesday June14th at 8 PM and sails early Thursday June 15th and returns to the harbor on Sunday June 18th in afternoon.

Famous for its gorgeous above-water terrain, Big Sur also offers breathtaking underwater sightseeing. Truth Aquatics is one of the few dive companies venturing into the pristine waters of the Big Sur Coast. Largely untouched by any vessels, Big Sur is teeming with giant ling cod, brilliant vermillion rockfish, and ghostly underwater forests of white matridiums and hydrocoral. The opportunity to find reefs never before seen by divers, in their most undisturbed state. Potentially large swells and wind make Big Sur most suitable for intermediate to advanced divers.  Advanced Open Water divers with diving experience is HIGHLY recommended.  Truth Aquatics only does this tour for a total of 3 weeks and only in June so this is a chance to see things you might not ever be able to see!

Beautiful Ocean diving in kelp forests, aquatic mammals, and great cold water diving. Since no islands to hide behind, could have current and surge so want to have good dive skills.  These dives are all self-guided, BUT we are bringing our own Instructor and Divemaster to guide these dives for your safety and enjoyment.

This is a LIMITED LOAD trip so maximum capacity on the boat is reduced from 40 to 26.  This trip is for 4-5 dives each day on Thursday thru Saturday including night dives those days, and 2 dives on Sunday. The cost of the trip does not include tank and weights.  If driving, can bring your own gear rented from our shop.  We have info on a shop there if want that also.  IF you are in need of other gear, Central Oregon Diving, LLC’s rental price is $30 per dive day for full set up (HALF-PRICE).   Dive boat crew tips are not included in this price.  There are opportunities to dive 15+ dives in this 4 day period, so great chance to log some different experiences and DIVE!

The Liveaboard boat is THE VISION through TRUTH AQUATICS.  If there are any special dietary needs, please let me know so that we can let them know ahead of time. They want to accommodate your individual needs.  We dove this boat 2 times previously and are very happy with the crew and boat.

There is a wide variety of sea creatures to see.  Diving through the kelp forest was like diving through a corn field.  There were some unusual creatures that were spotted including a Cormorant which looks like a duck.  Beautiful orange Garibaldi, tons of brittle stars covering the floor bottom, a small horn shark, spotted scorpionfish, jellyfish, sheephead fish, tons of kelp and rockfish in various colors, spiny lobsters, crabs and much more aquatic life can be seen.  We have seen sea lions swimming with us and it was common at night and in the morning to also see dolphins and sea lions at the surface.  The gorgeous sunrises and sunsets on the boat were very impressive.

Space is limited!! Make your $350 deposit to shop today to hold your spot.  WE ONLY HAVE 10 SPOTS available.   They will go fast!!   Call the shop at (541)388-3660 or Sarah at (541) 815-5625 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Posted March 8th 2017 in Local Diving

 

river clean up

 

In partnership with the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council, we will be doing our annual river clean up again on July 29th. This is their 21th year of helping to keep our waterways clean! Pre registration is required and attending a meeting about the event will be scheduled. Come in and sign up and receive more details in coming weeks. THIS is a FREE event that we do with the community, and as always AIR is free! We would love to have volunteers help with the weeds, picking up trash and helping us keep our divers safe while they are in the water by walking the riverbanks. This can either be a 1 tank or a 2 tank dive to clean up the whole area from Bill Healy Bridge to the Colorado Bridge. 
MORE INFORMATION to follow.

Posted March 2nd 2017 in Local Diving