We are a full service dive shop that sells some of the best quality dive and snorkle gear in the world. Our staff are experts in fitting and equipment knowledge.
Let our staff take the guess work out of your purchases of gear and help you make the right decision.

We have a new website in the works and should be available in early January. For now the beginning classes and boat schedule is current for the first quarter of 2019. For all other inquires please call the shop for details. 805-544-7227.

Diving is in in full swing at SLOOC. Time to get out your gear and start diving. Plenty of activities coming your way.

Learn to Dive

Open Water(Beginner)
We have four options to get you to get you certified. Take one of our scheduled courses that typically last three weeks. They meet in the evenings and dive a couple weekend days. You can also learn here with our staff completing your lecture and pool work, then you finish your ocean dives at the destination of your choice. These can be done in group and private formats.

Our beginning 2018-19 schedule can be found here.

Advanced Open Water/ Adventure . Boat- Deep, Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist, Navigation, Search and Recovery, Night, Drift . Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. They’re what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course. The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. This course builds on what you’ve learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving. Next Start date date is 4/8, 4/24, 4/29

Rescue Diver-Dive Training, Dates 4/9, 4/11,4/14, 4/15
Who can benefit from completing the course?
The course is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to prevent, and if necessary, manage dive emergencies. The course broadens a diver's awareness and improves their skills and confidence. Most certified PADI Rescue Divers look back on their rescue training as one of the most challenging - sometimes demanding - and therefore most rewarding courses they've taken. The subject is serious but the training is fun.

What are the PADI Rescue Diver Course prerequisites?
You need to be at least 12 years old, certified to beyond entry-level with proof of underwater navigation training, such as PADI Adventure Diver.

Emergency First Responder "First Aid"-04/5 at 6:00 P.M.

Specialty Courses

Enriched Air Nitrox -April 4th 6:00 PM
The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver.

Equipment specialist.
Don’t miss a dive due to minor issues with your scuba diving equipment. Whether it's a missing o-ring, wetsuit tear or a broken fin strap, the PADI Equipment Specialist course teaches you to manage basic repairs and adjustments. You'll also learn more about how your gear works, making you more comfortable with it and better prepared to take care of your investment.



Call 544-Dive for details and scheduling. Must pick up materials in advance.

Social Activities for the month of April- check back due to weather


Call 544-7227 to sign up . A great way to meet new dive buddies and stay current. These dives are geared towards the beginner to intermediate diver in mind.

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Boat Diving


Boat dives

Responsible game collecting and spearfishing trip on the Conception June 22-23 2018. Come out and enjoy a couple days of diving with like minded divers.
The plan is to go to the outer island weather permitting and look for some to dive some of the less often dove sites looking for scallops and various fish. (Halibut, Lingcod, Ocean whitefish, Copper Rockfish, Vermillion Rockfish, Calico Bass. There will be a limit below the limit on Sheepshead which will not be a highly targeted species. There will plenty of good divers who will share their knowledge in helping preserving the integrity of responsible spearfishing and gathering. This is a Advanced SCUBA trip with various dive sites that could be challenging to the new diver.



One day Peace to Santa Cruz Island Apri 8th
Single Day Trip to Santa Cruz - 7am Departure.
These trips are specifically catered to the beginning or intermediate diver that wants the optimum diving conditions. Dive sites are determined by the best conditions offered. These trips are best suited to beginning divers, divers that are new to ocean diving, cold water diving, and/or kelp diving or divers that want the best conditions for an enjoyable dive for recreation or photography. Hunters may sign up for these trips, but due to diving conditions, we may not dive in areas where hunting is allowed. This trip includes 3 scuba dives, air fills and meals. Estimated return time is between 5-6pm. You will need to provide all scuba & snorkeling equipment including weights and 1 tank.


Spectre Boat Trips
A little more relaxed with a departure at 7:00 AM and only 13 miles to get to Anacapa or just a few more to Santa Cruz. Three dives food and airfills to Anacapa Island. Anacapa Island- is located approximately 14 miles south of Ventura, California. Anacapa consists of 3 smaller islets, East, Middle, and West Anacapa Islands totaling approximately 1 square mile of land and approximately 5 miles in length. Located only a little over one hour from Ventura Harbor this makes for a great short ride to spectacular diving. April 28th, May 12th, June 2nd



We have updated our Boat trip list for 2018 click here

Have us Book your dives for you. We are experts at diving the Channel Islands and will know what kind of trip and which boat will suit your needs. 544-7227 or 544-DIVE


Dive Travel

Turks and Caicos July 21st -28th on the Turks and Caicos ExplorerLive a board

November 3rd-10th its off to Garden Island Resort in Fiji. A return trip from three years ago. Fed by the nutrient-rich waters that flow through the Somosomo Straits, Taveuni's Rainbow Reef is home to one of the world's greatest displays of soft coral.

Just added a bonus week November 10th -17th 2018


From swim to ocean, many different kids' accessories, including masks, goggles, thermal suits, wetsuits, water shoes, and more!

Warm water trips -

Aqua Sphere logoSwing by the shop to check our everything you need to enjoy yourself in the water. NEW Expanded Swim Center!

Learn how to dive in beautiful tropical waters. Do your lectures and pool practice with SLO Ocean Currents and your ocean dives somewhere spectacular using our referral program.

Would you like to dive some new sites? Want to relax and do some boat dives without worrying about a thing? Hire one of our many divemasters for the day and do some dives!
Look here for maps and descriptions

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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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