Referral In Program

Dive California offers the Referral In Course for Open Water is for students from out of town who have completed their classroom and pool training sessions in your home town or on vacation through another Scuba Center/Instructor within the last 6 months, then you may complete their dives in San Diego. Our expert instructors will take you in the ocean to complete the 4 required ocean dives for Open Water certification. We accept all referrals up to 1 year old, but referral older than 6 months may require an extra pool session in order to ensure comfort during the ocean dives.

Tuition cost: $295 (includes the use of rental scuba equipment)

Referral Out Program

Looking to complete your Open Water certification while on vacation but don't want to waste precious vacation time? We've got you covered with Dive California's Referral Out Program!

Complete your classroom and pool sessions in San Diego before your vacation and Dive California will help you find a qualified dive center to complete your 4 required ocean dives while on vacation.

Tuition cost: $295 (includes the use of rental scuba equipment)


  • Diver Record & Referral Form completed by your initiating Instructor/Dive Center
  • Liability Release
  • Medical Questionaire (if a "YES" is answered to any of the medical history questions, a physicians signature is required prior to your start of any pool or ocean training dives)
  • PADI/SSI Certification Processing fee $29 (unless shown proof of payment to the referring Instructor/Dive Center)

Scuba Refresher/ReActivate

Getting back into diving after a long break or planning to go on a dive trip and feeling a little rusty and want to brush up on your knowledge and dive skills than sign up for our SSI Scuba Review/PADI ReActivate program.


  • Knowledge Review
  • Review of Key Skills
  • Additional Supervised Diving Experience

Choose from 3 Options below;

Option 1 - Knowledge & pool skills review, $150 per person (includes air -fill, tank, weights) , PADI Touch Digital manual ReActivate not included.

Option 2 - Knowledge, pool skills review & 1 open water dive, $225 per person (includes air-fills, tanks, weights) PADI Touch Digital Manual ReActivate not included.

Option 3 -  Two (2) open water/ocean dives with skills review, $150 per person (includes air-fills, tanks, weights)

Private / Custom Courses

Need to get certified in a short time frame or do you have a complicated schedule?  Here at Dive California we offer strictly PRIVATE AND SEMI-PRIVATE Scuba Diving Instruction. This means ONLY  you or YOUR private group of maximum 4 students. This will ensure that we can give you the personal and specialized attention you need to become a comfortable, confident and safe scuba diver.

You tell us your scheduling restrictions and we'll do our very best to accommodate your busy work or vacation schedule. We are happy to customize your instruction needs to fit time restrictions and privacy concerns. We can get you certified within as little as 3 or as many as  4-5 days without you ever felling rushed.

Private courses are scheduled around your and your instructor's schedules. Enjoy the one-on-one instruction, the personalized attention and more time underwater diving.


  • The ONE-ON-ONE Private Scuba Certification $995
*Does not include Digital Course Study Kit

  • The SEMI-PRIVATE Scuba Certification (2-4 students) $750 per person

*Does not include Digital Course Study Kit