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We want to get you started on your underwater adventure today! We have traditional classroom sessions designed to maximize your learning and make the best use of your time. We also have online learning that is even more flexible where you can proceed at your pace with guidance from your instructor for the academic portion of the class. All pools sessions and ocean dives are lead by our highly experienced professional staff.  

Open Water - $249*** includes:
  • 8 hours classroom instruction 
  • 6 hours of pool instruction 
  • 4 open water dives in Monterey Bay
  • Pool fees valued at $35
  • 7 free tank fills valued at $56
  • Certification card valued at $35
***Price does not include: hard gear rental-$175 for all days (tanks, weights, wetsuit, BCD, regulator), soft gear-$219 and up (fins, mask, snorkel, booties, gloves, hood), and class materials ($70 for PADI crewpack, $25 DVD deposit).

-  1 ocean dive weekend (5 dives)-->$199

Rescue - 1 classroom & 1 dive weekend (4 dives)-->$199
We also offer beginning classes up to instructor and refresher courses!

Tropical Adventures Scuba & Travel
3615 Portola Dr.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831)-475-3483 (DIVE)
fax (831)-476-0276
Monday               CLOSED
Tuesday         10am - 6pm
Wednesday     10am - 6pm
Thursday       10am - 6pm
Friday            10am - 6pm
Saturday       10am - 6pm
Sunday         10am - 6pm

For current classes and dates please call the shop!

Go Pro Night:
Thursday, July 10th

Are you interested in pursuing an exciting lifestyle of great diving, travelling, meeting new people, and working in a job you can really love? Learn about going Pro! Don't miss out on special program package pricing for divers ranging from all levels of certification. The night will be led by Barry Dunford, PADI Northwest Regional Manager. Join us at the shop (3615 Portola Drive in Santa Cruz, CA) for this free event and complementary beverages and snacks. 

Space is limited! Please email us at or call 831-475-DIVE (3483) to sign up for the event.



Tropical Adventures Make-up Policy
Students who can not make a scheduled day during their  Certification Class are responsible for make-up class fees. Fess are as follows:
Classroom Session = $50
Pool Session = $75
Open Water Session = $100 per dive or $200 per day
At the discretion of the instructor a student who misses a scheduled session due to extenuating  circumstances may be eligible to wait until the next scheduled class that has room in the session they missed and attend that session. Eligibility for completing make ups this way will be based on individual circumstances that caused students to miss the scheduled class initially and will be at the discretion of the instructor. There will be no charge for completing the make-up session this way.

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