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Indoor Heated Pool - On Location

Talk about Convenience!  Here's the Ultimate -

Our Indoor Heated Dive Training Pool. 

  • Custom Built Exclusively for Dive Training.
  • Heated to a Comfortable 88 Degrees.
  • Professionally Maintained by a Licensed Pool Service.
  • Inspected Regularly by the City for your Safety.
  • Twelve Foot Depth prepares you for the "Real Feel" of Diving.

Our Pool is Located Inside our San Pedro Location , for those of you considering taking your Open Water Training at our Orange County Location - Please Read on!


Class Schedules are customized according to Store Location

  • San Pedro Store Students have Several Class / Pool Sessions during their Open Water Course, all within the San Pedro Store. 
  • Orange Store Students, however, have a modified Class to allow completion of their Pool work in One Weekend Day!

O. C. Residents Still not Convinced?

  • Imagine hauling gear to and from a pool site several times.  Getting fitted, Checking it out, Checking it back in - and each time loading wet gear into your car at the end of each pool session!  We'll that's how it'll be at most O. C. shops.
  • Pacific Wilderness O. C. Students will drive to San Pedro Once (on a Weekend) to meet from 9:00 am till about 3:00 pm.  All SCUBA Gear is Pool-Side.  Just bring your Basic Gear and a SwimSuit & Towel!  The trip is 38 miles or 40 Minutes from our Orange Store...About the amount of time you'd spend checking out gear and driving to a "Local" Pool ONCE at another shop. 
  • Oh, and did I mention our Pool is Heated, Indoors, Custom Built for SCUBA, has Private Mens & Womens Changing Rooms and Separate His & Hers Bathrooms On Site?
Experience - We've been Training Divers Since 1953!
    • We’ve been in business since 1953
    • All employees are experienced DiveMasters, Instructors or Master Divers
    • We are the largest Dive specialty store in LA & Orange County!
    • We Service everything we sell – in house, including on Site Tank Hydro-Testing, Regulator, Dive Computer, Gauge & B. C. Servicing.
    • Indoor Heated Pool on Site – 12 feet deep and a comfortable 88 degrees.
    • We are Dive Supplier and maintain equipment for:

      • Los Angeles Police Department
      • Los Angeles Fire Department
      • Los Angeles Port Police
      • US Coast Guard
      • Long Beach Aquarium
      • Sheriff’s Emergency Services Division
      • Orange County Sheriffs
      • U.S.C. – Wrigley Institute
      • Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
      • Cousteau’s Catalina Camp
      • …and lots of others

We are a PADI IDC Center…meaning we train divers to be instructors. This means when you take classes from us you’ll not only be certified as a PADI Diver, the most recognized Dive Certification in the world, but also have all levels of classes available to continue your education.

Price – All Inclusive means no Hidden Charges!

Please note if anyone quotes Classes for less – they’re not including something!

Your PADI Group Specialty Beach Dive Class Includes:

    • Tuition Fee
    • All PADI Specialty Class Materials
    • PADI Specialty Certification card (the most recognized in the world)
    • Supervised Beach Dives

Your PADI Group Specialty Beach / Boat Class Includes:

  • Tuition Fee
  • All PADI Specialty Class Materials
  • PADI Specialty Certification card (the most recognized in the world)
  • Catalina Island Dive Boat trip (on a DIVE BOAT, not the express) – Dive from a real Dive Boat & see Beautiful Catalina Island Underwater!

Your PADI Specialty Class does not include:

  • Basic Snorkeling Gear - You've already purchased your Basic Gear (Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Boots & Gloves) in your OpenWater Class.
  • SCUBA Gear - Wetsuit & Hood, Weight Belt & weights, Regulator System, B. C., and Tanks.  This, of course, is available for purchase at our "Guaranteed Lowest Prices" and you should seriously consider purchasing your own equipment if you plan on continuing your education. For those of you who aren't ready to "Dive in" it may be rented for $60 at a special "per" weekend package rate.
  • Required Specialty Gear - You'll need to purchase all Items listed under "Required Gear".

  • Incidental Costs (Beach Dive Program) - Beach Parking.

  • Incidental Costs (Beach / Boat Program) - Air Fills on the Boat, Beach Parking & Meals.


Continuing Education – We offer all Training Levels:

Here at Pacific Wilderness our Classes don’t Leave you Dry after OpenWater. If you really shop around, you’ll find most shops have little to offer after your basic class.

We, however, offer the following so you may continue your Education:


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