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

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

Would you like to increase your bottom time while diving?  Are you going on a dive trip soon? Would you like to do repeative dives on a trip and not feel the fatigue? THESE are just some of the benefits of Enriched Air Diving.  We are doing a Nitrox class here at Central Oregon Diving, and it is a classroom course, with simulated dives.  Bring your dive computer when you come to class.  Cost of this course is $195, and includes the book that is self study, and a Dvd rental.  This has always been one of my personal favorite specialty course after my peak performance buoyancy class. Come into the shop and sign up and reserve your spot! 

Posted June 18th 2015 in Specialty Diver Courses

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

Have you been out of the water for at least 6 months?? Do you have a vacation planned this summer and need to refresh your dive skills before your trip?? Do you plan to dive locally this summer and need to get back in the water and get ready to do some local diving?? Then a Scuba Review is for YOU!! We have a Scuba Review scheduled with one of our Divemasters to get you ready for a FUN FILLED SUMMER of diving!! This course is a pool only diving class where you review your Open Water Dive Skills at Juniper. IF you are in need of rental gear we will rent that to you at the discounted rate of $25 for a full set up. Cost of course is $99. There is a book also that goes along with this course that you must complete prior to the class. COME into the shop to sign up!! Class times is 1:00-5:30 PM.  Now is the best time to take this course before PADI changes the class and costs go up!

Posted June 5th 2015 in Courses

Have you been out of the water for at least 6 months?? Do you have a vacation planned this summer and need to refresh your dive skills before your trip?? Do you plan to dive locally this summer and need to get back in the water and get ready to do some local diving?? Then a Scuba Review is for YOU!! We have a Scuba Review scheduled with one of our Divemasters to get you ready for a FUN FILLED SUMMER of diving!! This course is a pool only diving class where you review your Open Water Dive Skills at Juniper. IF you are in need of rental gear we will rent that to you at the discounted rate of $25 for a full set up. Cost of course is $99. There is a book also that goes along with this course that you must complete prior to the class. COME into the shop to sign up!! Class times is 1:00-5:30 PM.  Now is the best time to take this course before PADI changes the class and costs go up!

Posted June 5th 2015 in Courses