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

Emergency First Response and CPR is a 2 year certification course

Emergency First Response training focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a nonstressful learning environment. All courses are supported by self-study manuals, videos and quick reference cards to enhance learning and allow you start learning right away.

Primary Care (CPR) – This course teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You'll practice eight skills for aiding patients who aren't breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, may be in shock or who may have serious bleeding. You'll learn to how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient, so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.

Secondary Care (First Aid) – Because many medical conditions are not life-threatening and emergency medical services are sometimes delayed or unavailable, this course teaches you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You'll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.

Come into the shop and sign up for this course and get your manual and DVD, Cost is $80.  This is a self study course so you must register prior to course.


Posted August 8th 2014 in Rescue Diver Course

Deschutes river photo


It is that time of year again where we get to clean up our local river.  Join us and the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council Stream Stewardship Day and lets clean up the the Deschutes River.  This event is put on by local businesses that care about our local area.  Last year there was over 50 trashbags taken from the river banks and the river itself.  IF you are interested in joining this group as a diver, PLEASE contact us at 541-388-3660 to sign up.  We offer our divers FREE AIR and tank rental for this event.  IF you would like to participate out of the water, (FUN FOR ALL AGES), you can meet at Riverbend Park at 10AM to clean up the banks.  

DIVERS this is a drift dive in the river where visibility can be impaired.  There has been many treasures that are discovered in the river.  

IF you are in need of rental equipment for the day we offer it to you at a discount of $40.  IF you need gear or air, please come to the shop between 8AM and 9:30 to get the paperwork filled out for this event.

IF you would like to volunteer to shuttle drivers from exit point back to their vehicles, that is another way you can support this event.

Contact Sarah at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information 



Posted July 25th 2014 in Local Diving

WHEN the weather is warm and nice, we have been diving weekly to enjoy our local lakes.  Local diving includes: Cultus, Clear Lake, Waldo, Crescent, and many others.  Contact the shop to see where we are going this week, or watch Facebook on Central Oregon Diving Buddy List, where divers post where they are going so meet up with some new buddies and enjoy all what Central Oregon has to offer.

Posted July 25th 2014 in Local Diving



Odyseey Truk  Palau Royal Resort


THIS IS A TRIP OF A LIFETIME!!!!!!!!  February 1-15 2015   MICRONESIA  Palau Royal Resort and then on the live-aboard Odyssey (www.trukodyssey.com) diving WWII wrecks covered with life at Truk (a.k.a Chuuk) Lagoon.  ONLY $7460 for a trip of a lifetime.  

This is the ghost fleet of Truk Lagoon from 1944, and the world's BEST shipwreck destination.  Know as the Japanese equivalent of the US Navy's Pearl Harbor, the Japanese lost 3 crusiers, 4 destroyers, 3 auxiliary cruisers, 2 submarine tenders, 3 smaller warships, 32 merchant ships were sunk and 270 aircraft were destroyed. The US had 1 aircraft carrier damaged, 1 battleship slightly damaged and 25 aircraft destroyed!

INCLUDED :FLIGHT leaves from REDMOND, OREGON through Honolulu and off to Guam.  Guam to Palau- Back to Guam and off to Truk.  Return through Guam and Honolulu back to Redmond, Oregon.  These are the MOST DIRECT flights available!  

     5 Nights at the Palau Royal Resort.  www.palauroyal-resort.com

     R/T airport transgers, breakfast daily and all taxes.

     3 days diving with www.fishnfins.com including some fo the MUST SEE divers or Best of the           Rest dives with wrecks and sea life BIG and small.

     Transport to Truk (Chuuk) and board the Odyssey.

     Double Occupancy for 7 nights, private head, shower and sink in each cabin along with air              conditioning control.  Fascinating wreck and night diving, guided dives, if desired, warm              towels after dives

     SIX amazing days of diving up to 5 DIVES a DAY!

      Breakfast, lunch, dinner and all snacks, except for dinner on the final evening.  All beverages          including beer and wine.

     Relaxing in a spacious entertaiment area with loads of movies, games and books.  Use of you          own dive locker while onboard.

     30% Nitrox fills for certified Nitrox divers.  Filled tanks, weights and belts.

NOT INCLUDED: Chuuk departure tax of $20 US, equipment rental, dive courses, optional land tour on departure day, dinner on the last night and meals during transit, tips, airline taxes projected over the $750.79.  Our group will have an opportunity to spend the day touring Guam on their own, alondg with the round trip airport transfers to a day accommodations location on our way to Palau and then on our way to Truk.  In addition we will spend one day with the Blue Lagoon Resort at the end of our time aboard the Odyssey.  The Odyssey is chartered for 16 divers so just our GROUP!  Make you deposit of $1000 to Central Oregon Diving LLC and email 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 on this TRIP OF A LIFETIME!!!

Posted July 25th 2014 in Travel

LITTLE CAYMAN-  OCTOBER 17-25th  $2995 for this trip. (Double Occupancy) 

NO Red eye flights!!

Using American Airlines and Cayman Air No baggage charge for Cayman and first bag on AA is free and second is $40

Price includes air fare out of PDX, overnight in Miami, 7 night pool view room at Little Cayman Beach Resort, 3 meals a day 17 BOAT dives. Ocean Front upgrade room for $150.

LIMITED spaces-  ONLY a couple more spots-  There is a spot for a single man and a single woman also available. Contact Liz at Central Oregon Diving for more information. Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Posted July 24th 2014 in Travel