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Aquarius Dive Shop, Monterey

3.8
#15 of 16 in Wildlife in Monterey
Scuba / Snorkeling · Wildlife Area
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Aquarius Dive Shop has been in continuous operation since 1970 and is a pillar of the Monterey dive scene. We are proud to have been approved as a PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Center and offer recreational dive training at all levels from beginning Open Water through PADI IDC Staff Instructor, including Specialty Instructor and EFR Instructor. We are committed to provide thorough, safe, and enjoyable dive training which is in full compliance with all PADI training standards. We are the only PADI dive center in Monterey with a full-time Course Director on staff.

We offer a complete line of top-quality equipment for sale, provide factory-authorized service on everything we sell, and have a well-stocked inventory of rental equipment. We provide hyper-clean air for ALL air fills (at no extra charge) and have banked EANx32 available for while-you-wait fills. We can do custom Nitrox blends at up to 50%, provided you supply an oxygen-cleaned cylinder. We frequently take certified divers who are new to the area on guided tours to introduce them to the beauty of the kelp forests and acquaint them with safety considerations which are unique to shore diving in the Monterey area.
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  • Lived in Monterey for over Twenty years, this is the only Dive shop in Monterey. Don't waste your time anywhere else. James, Dane and the entire staff are the best! 
    Lived in Monterey for over Twenty years, this is the only Dive shop in Monterey. Don't waste your time anywhere else. James, Dane and the entire staff are the best!  more »
  • Absolutely brilliant dive shop. All the staff were very helpful and informative - from arriving that morning to get kitted up to the dive itself we felt looked after and safe. The kit is on great... 
    Absolutely brilliant dive shop. All the staff were very helpful and informative - from arriving that morning to get kitted up to the dive itself we felt looked after and safe. The kit is on great...  more »
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  • As a first time cold water diver, Aquarius was the perfect dive shop to explore the Monterey coast with. I was impressed by how organized our rental gear experience was, they had everything pulled and ready for each of us to try on. The guides were all very knowledgeable and gave great dive briefings, and were extremely accommodating to anything we needed or had trouble with. We did both day dives and a night dive. Definitely recommend!
  • Well organized scuba operation! Diving the last six years regularly, Aquarius Dive Shop stands out among the rest. Was our first time diving on the West Coast. Their Divemaster Nick took good care of us in the water. Was an excellent experience getting in the water with sea lions swimming by, beautiful kelp forests, a little chilly 54degrees but otherwise incredible! The opportunity to rinse all our gear out back at the shop after our dives and use their warm water shower were icing on the cake. Thank you guys for a wonderful West Coast dive experience!!!

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