People in San Diego spend a lot of time in the ocean, but swimming, surfing, and even snorkeling barely scratch the surface, literally. If you find yourself questioning what to do in San Diego and are feeling adventurous, it is time to learn to scuba dive.
Scuba San Diego have PADI and NAUI certified instructors that will get you ready to strap on your gear and begin an undersea adventure. You will need to be in decent physical shape and have some basic swimming skills and the ability to tread water, but even if you are very inexperienced in the ocean you can still learn to scuba dive in no time. Once you have learned to scuba and been open water certified you can explore the ocean with a dive buddy and hit up some of the world class diving that can be found in San Diego including Wreck Alley and the HMCS Yukon off of Mission Beach and the kelp forest of La Jolla Cove. While diving you can expect to see plenty of garibaldi, the California state fish, sea bass, sea lions, seals, sharks, stingrays, and much more. The beauty of deep sea life is unparalleled and once you get a taste of diving you will surely want to do more and more. Exploring the underwater majesty of the Pacific is one of the best things to do in San Diego and something you don’t want to miss out on.
Certification classes at Scuba San Diego are as low as $495 for a two week course that includes scuba equipment, books, wetsuit, dive tables, dive log, and four guided dives. The four dives take place on the second weekend of your course, the first two on Saturday at La Jolla Shores, and the second two on Sunday at La Jolla Cove. You’re provided with a wetsuit and scuba gear but you will need to provide your own mask, snorkel, boots, fins, gloves, and a cold water hood. After getting certified you’ll have all the equipment needed to dive with your own dive buddies or purchase guided dives at a later time from Scuba San Diego and become friends with other divers who know of other things to do in San Diego this weekend that include diving.
Funseekers can purchase a FunGig that includes scuba diving and/or certification. Funbassadors who are divemasters can create their own FunGig that gets someone certified or take certified divers out diving as their dive buddy.