Private Basic SCUBA Certification Academic Review and Gear Rentals

Hollywood Divers

  • $89.00

Start Your Class Today.
Think about this. Like with Physical Fitness Training and Academia from any Institution you are Not paying for just a certification, but a change in behavior and this a new set of life skills. 

Hollywood Divers offers No Cattle Call Classes No Giant Groups, this is a very freeing way to approach the activity of Beginner Scuba Diving.  Don’t be Rushed through a certification. Learn to Scuba the right way.  Enjoy Your journey Stress free by doing it right now. 

You are paying for an experience Time spent wisely, with ample focus to absorb the knowledge and live in the moment, underwater.

The goal is to be certified to dive with a proper amount of confidence in your own new behaviors. Try learning to live and breathe underwater with Self Contained Breathing Apparatus.

Try A Training day. Try Two days, Three maybe four Or  Maybe Try more, but eventually you will feel that you have mastered the required skills to understand breathing, neutral buoyancy and underwater calm.

Hollywood Divers - Online Instruction - This Product is the Online Class with in Person, in store, Academic Review $ 89.00 Start Today and as soon as you finish the online course, you may come to the dive shop and finish the academic review session.  This Academic portion has a 1 year expiration date. 

Full Completion of this Basic Scuba Course with pool and ocean will allow you to enjoy safe scuba diving for many years. Hollywood Divers Teaches Private / Semi Private / Small Group Classes of no More than 4 People in a Group. 

Examples of Classes - Individual - One On One Beginner, Private Water Training is $350 Per day. You will need at least one day of Pool Training and two days of ocean Training.  These Water Training fees ( per day ) are payable to the instructor directly .  We have many pro dive instructors that we affiliate with. We only recommend the instructors that we know personally and meet your needs with scheduling and patient teaching style. 

  Your Classroom Fees $89.00 and Rentals $65 to $85 per day are paid to Hollywood Divers 

You pick the Dates -

Or Try Semi Private training 

( 2 Students )  for Water Days are $450.00 per day - Each Person would pay $ 225.00 per day for Same Day Same times. Water training fees per day are payable to the instructor directly .  

Classroom Fees $89.00 and Rentals $65 to $85 per day are paid to Hollywood Divers 

( 3 Beginner Students ) would be $500 Per Day 165.00 Per day per person assuming everyone stays on the same schedule. Water training fees per day are payable to the instructor directly . 

Classroom Fees $89.00 and Rentals $65 to $85 per day are paid to Hollywood Divers 

4 Beginner Students in a Group would be $550.00 per day 137.50 per day as long as all students stay on the same schedule same day and times. 

 Classroom Fees $89.00 and Scuba Equipment Rentals $65 to $85 per day are paid to Hollywood Divers. 

Everyone who signs up must first pay $89.00 -  this Includes your Student Materials ( Student Record Folder) with in person classroom Review of Online Homework at your Convenience. Review of Online Homework. This Review may be Scheduled during Hollywood divers store hours 7 Days Per week. No waiting for a class to start next week or next month, start now.

 Save the Environment - No Paper Textbook is Needed or Provided. Welcome to the Digital Learning Age of SCUBA. The NAUI Mobile App is also Featured and Used during our training. 

  • Classroom Training is Online - Review Exam is Administered at Hollywood Divers after you Finish this Online Course and online exam. you pick the date.
  • Flexible Water Training Schedule in a Semi Private Setting. 4 Students max. Fees for this water training will be paid direct to the instructor. Not included sre travel fees or food.  
  • Pool Training Dates TBD by You and Your Instructor. Instructors charge per day of training $350 to $550 depending on the size of the group. As explained above.
  • Semi Private or Private lessons are offered and offer a (Do it Right) Learning environment. Private Training is worth the extra expense.
  • Most Dives Occur at Catalina Island - TBD by You and Your Water Training Instructor.
  • Certification Card Fees - Digital Certification Card or Plastic Cert Card. Digital certification card fees are included with every online training code we sell.  Hollywood Divers includes a Digital Certification Card with all E Learning Courses. Say goodbye to the plastic certification card. Less plastic is the way of the future

Costs Up Front 

Option 1 - Buy the Online Training Course Entry Code and Academic Review Exam for $89.00 Start Your Class Today. All Online Homework is to be finished before academic review.

Option 2 - Add On the Student Equipment Rentals $65 to $89 Per Day - Cost Is Dependent on Number of Days you would like to rent and if you rent full Snorkel equipment and SCUBA or only SCUBA. Many Students choose to buy one of our Snorkel Equipment Packages instead of renting this crucial equipment 

Includes Student Materials ( Student Record Folder ) with Review of Online Digital Course. No Paper Textbook is Needed or Provided. Welcome to the Digital Learning Age of SCUBA

  • Classroom Training is Online - With Exam
  • Review Exam is Administered at Hollywood Divers after you Finish Your Online Course
  • Flexible Water Training Schedule in a Semi Private Setting
  • Pool Training Dates TBD by You and Your Instructor - Consider Groups of Four 
  • Most Dives Occur at Catalina Island TBD by You and Your Instructor.
  • Certification Card Fees

Additional Considerations - Please Book your own Travel Accordingly After Consulting with your Water Training Instructor

  • Optional Purchase of Personal Gear ( Mask / Fins / Snorkel / Boots / Gloves / Hood ) If you buy your own Mask Fins Snorkel Boots Gloves and Hood from Hollywood Divers receive a Free Gear bag and Package Pricing Discount on all Gear. 
  • This is a Detailed Description of how you will become a certified SCUBA DIVER with full privileges of Renting and or Owning your Scuba Equipment as well as being able to dive safely anywhere locally or on Vacation in Open Water conditions to a depth of 60 feet Deep or Shallower.    Read On. 

Important - HOLLYWOODIVERS.COM, INC Student pre-requisites.

Please adhere to these simple rules for your own enjoyment and safety.

Have a good attitude! • Have all Academic Homework done with Plenty of time prior to formulate questions • Before your Academic Review Exam begins at Hollywooddivers.

You must have average to good swimming ability and be Comfortable in water. Your Scuba Instructor, will conduct a swim test during your pool training.

 No One is Guaranteed a passing grade and all skills must be performed in a manner that shows slow, deliberate and comfortable pacing and understanding of how a certified should behave.

The NAUI SCUBA DIVER course is the worlds best Beginner Scuba Course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. Start your scuba certification online by calling us for the Electronic Learning Code. Or Click and Buy that Training Code HERE

The NAUI Online Academic Exam / Certification is Accepted at any Professional Dive Shop in the World.

Hollywood Divers teach many differing agencies such as PADI, TDI and SDI. They all have similar programs. We Believe that NAUI at this time is the best beginner program and Bang for the Buck. Start Now with the Online Course 

Our Beginner Course includes the Online course along with Instruction on how to use the free NAUI Mobile App as a Training Aid. 

If you wish to finish becoming a certified diver here  in L.A. then READ ON and follow the instructions.

You must complete the online Academic training at home before coming to Hollywood Divers to be fitted for the Rental Gear or Completing your Review Exam with us. 

 Option 3 - After Completing the Review Exam we will put You in Contact with a Local Dive Professional who is Insured, Qualified and Approved by Hollywood Divers to take you into the Pool, Ocean or Both. If you are not diving here in LA we can help you find an Instructor in your tropical Destination. Those fees are not paid to Hollywood Divers but to your Instructor or Dive shop for the finish. 

Water Instruction along with Travel/Boat Expenses are additional and will be paid Directly to the Instructor. These Additional Charges will be determined by each individual Instructor and Hollywood Divers Does not Set these Prices. The Average student cost per Openwater Student is 200  to 600 per head minimum. This would be determined by the location, and how many people are in the group. The More People in the group the cheaper the price becomes per student. Private Lessons are One on One and are More Expensive but we feel a good value.

Hollywood Divers will Not Recommend any Local Scuba Diving Instructor that has not completed our Customer Service Requirements.  If we can recommend a dive shop for tropical diving we will certainly help.

Hollywood divers Provides the Diving Community with Clean Breathable Gas, A Large Selection of Steel and Aluminum Dive Tanks, Breathing Regulators, Buoyancy Control Devices, Diving Weights and Wetsuits for Rental or Purchase. We give you the Option of Renting Both Scuba and or Personal Gear. Personal Gear = Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Booties, Gloves and Hood. Rent it Per Unit Per Day or Rent the whole Package. 

If You wish to Own these items, Hollywood Divers is a Leader in Innovative Policies and Pricing that allow any level of Diver to Affordably own Their Own Gear. 

Hollywood Divers Return Policies for Diving Students Include Flexible Buy and Try, Proper Fitting Techniques, Brand Name - Quality Brands with Factory Warranties. We Selling Brands that we Personally Test and Dive. Liberal Return and Exchange Policies. Trade - in Policies. Hollywood Divers is one of the First Dive Shops in Los Angeles to Ever offer Rentals of All kinds of Scuba and Snorkeling Gear. Purchasing your own gear is not required to be able to safely scuba dive but it is recommended. Hollywood Divers Gives you the Options that fit your style of travel, training and experience.

The Open Water NAUI SCUBA DIVER Certification will allow you to buy or rent your own Scuba Equipment and Compressed breathing air anywhere in the World.  Scuba Diver Certification Does not Expire once Certified.

Read ON for Outline of what is Expected of you to become a certified Diver with Hollywood Divers.

Basic Open Water Scuba Diving Certification - Example

Typically (4 days) - Complete the Online NAUI Education System / E-learning. You must complete the online training at home before coming to the exam review and in store gear fitting.

No Exceptions - You must - Complete the NAUI online training and do all of the chapter reviews and final exam before the Hollywood Divers Academic Review meeting.

1. Get the Online E code / Student Folder - Click Here or Call (323) 969-9666
2. In Store Academic Review: Schedule anytime we are open -

You will fill out a NAUI Student record folder:( Included ) when you come in to sign up. Fill it out along with The NAUI Medical Statement. If you have medical Issues you will be advised on how to handle your medical issues as they pertain too scuba.

 Pay For Rental or Gear Purchases upon Equipment pickup at Hollywood Divers Showroom.

3. Hollywood Divers will Facilitate an Email Introduction with your Scuba Instructor - It will be your Responsibility to stay on the Schedule that you agree upon with the Instructor for Pool and or Ocean Training. 

4. Get the NAUI Mobile App and be prepared to be able to time your diver dives with a watch.

 We Highly Recommend getting a Dive Computer Instead of a Dive Watch - The Computer Acts as a Automatic Dive Table, Dive Watch, Depth Gauge, Surface Interval Timer, Ascent Rate Speedometer and Log Book. Costs for a wrist dive Computer are very comparable to buying a dive watch.  

7. After You Complete your Pool Session(s). That day, You will be advised of any travel plans and how to book them - EXAMPLE -   Book the dive days after completing your pool session(s).  If you and your instructor agree that you will be diving from Catalina World Famous Scuba Dive Park / Casino Point.  A Great Choice for your First Dive. 

Catalina Express Roundtrip $79.00 approx. Catalina Express, or Local Boat Fees are not included. Your instructor can also offer other choices for dive sites. Local Beaches are a last resort. 

Catalina Express fees vary Depending on fuel prices and time of year.

Hollywood Divers sells a wide variety of Warm Water, Basic Personal Gear at Discounted packages that include all the tools you need to succeed and have fun.

Personal Gear Purchase - Entry Level - for Tropical Dives - Approx. $189.00 and up. We have Inexpensive as well as State of the Art Gear.   If you Decide to Purchase your Personal Gear at this time and are enrolled in our class, Hollywood Divers will Give you a 50$ Gift Card Toward a future Purchase. You could Use this for a future Dive Class Such as Drysuit, Nitrox, Advanced Scuba or Equipment Specialist.

Hollywood Divers NAUI Basic Open Water Course 323-969-9666


 The pool training promotes continued practice in gear assembly, and the required underwater skills to get you ready for the Ocean. 

See this Video to Learn More about Pool Session Practice. Take note of the No Mask / Nose Exhale Procedure seen in the video below.This is part of your required homework practice.

The Course is Usually Spread over two or three weekends. 

The week between Classroom / Pool and your Ocean Diving, Hollywood Divers will be able to answer your questions and help with any gear issues that arise. You will keep our Rental gear until the Monday after your certification day.

If you are an outgoing Referral OW scuba diver student, you will return your gear after the pool and have your Referral, Log book papers signed so that you may finish the ocean training on your vacation.

Ocean Training - You will be councilor and De-Briefed on all the Pool Skills at the End of your Pool training - The Local Dive Instructors that we recommend are keen on keeping the Beginner Training Groups Small. One Instructor to 4 beginner Students.  

You will be on Catalina Island for the Weekend. 

Your Boat Fees will be paid directly to the Catalina Express. Expect $75 roundtrip.

Open water dives are completed at the famed Catalina Casino Point Underwater Park at Avalon. 

A protected area, free from boat traffic and with its own air fill station. We start diving at 8am each morning so be on the earliest Catalina Express Departure if arriving Saturday or Sunday Morning

Hollywood Divers NAUI Basic Open Water Course 323-969-9666

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 at Hollywood Divers located at 3575 Cahuenga Blvd West #104 ( large Grey building across from Universal Nissan)
2 tenths of a mile from Universal Studios Blvd.,
a short walk from the Universal Metro Subway Stop. Parking is in the secure parking garage ( two hours free ) or on the Street in Front of the Store. ( Metered Parking )

Pool Training

TBD with your Water Instructor - Group or Private - Make sure you prepare for the session by reading this Diver Checklist and bringing the required gear.


Ocean TBD with your Instructor - Some use Boat Trips - some use Casino Point Dive Park in Avalon California - Some use Local Beaches. We recommend only go off the beach if you are in good Shape. Beach Diving is Taxing and is not for everyone. 

A NOTE about Gear - Your personal equipment (Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Boots, Gloves and Hood) should be high quality gear designed for scuba diving. Sorry, no pool toys. We require you to bring in any personal gear that you already own prior to class so that we can ensure you dont get bogged down with gear failure.

Of course, if you own gear, and your gear fits and is safe, we will allow you to use it and we all stay on schedule. Hollywood Divers staff can help to assure a proper and comfortable fit of all scuba equipment. We want you to understand how gear is supposed to fit and function. It is imperative to you having fun.

One last Note, To SCUBA dive properly and safely, do not wait until the last minute to finish your homework, Prepare early with gear and studies and you will not feel stress in the water. Ask questions, we are here to keep you safe and happy, so please ask. If you need a medical approval from a doctor go ahead and get that out of the way.

We Encourage  you to Practice skills As Much as Possible, Go swimming, Running, Cycling to Prepare. We have included Videos on this Page to Help You understand the Mechanics of Scuba. Please Watch them and Ask questions as needed. 

All Hollywood Divers Online Courses Include the Digital CARD Processing Fees. Plastic Cards are an Additional $29.95    card is issued only upon satisfactory completion of all required skills and or water training 



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