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.


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 schedule can be found here.

Advanced Open Water/ Adventure Party-Posting 201 soon. Boat- Deep, Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist. 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 January th and January 20th.

Rescue Diver-Dive Training, Dates 1/30, 2/01, 2/3, 2/4
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"-01/25 at 6:00 P.M.

Specialty Courses

Enriched Air Nitrox -January 13th 10:00 AM
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. January26th
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 January- 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

Lobster closer - two day March 20-21
The Vision departs for the Channel Islands 3 AM, towards the Northern Cahnnel Islands in seach of lobsters to close the season out. Many people quit divdidng for lobsters after the first month of the season, but the truth of the matter is the catching is good all season long. Two days of dividng and a night dive weather permitting with all the food snack and drinks you can handle.


One day Outer islands trips

Outer islands diving is a bit more advanced with more remote areas to dive. Whetehr it be San Miguel or Santa Rosa Island the marine life seems to be bigger and more abundant. These baots leave the dock at 3:00 AM to make the 30-40 mile run up the line. For the season diver its what you live for and as you become more comfortable divdidng these trips are what you dream about. Join us
January 24th on the Truth and February 24th on the Conception


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. January 20th, February 10th , March 10th



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

Cozumel July 15th-22nd- One week at the SCUBA Club Cozumel and one specail day of Whale shark Diving

Palau on the Rock Island Agressor October 29th -November 5th - Liveaboard bucket list trip 4-5 dives per day throughout the rock islands of legendary Palau.
Call in for details. One male room share available.

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

Warm water trips - In Progress July 2015 TBA Fiji in November 2015

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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SLO Ocean Currents
3121 South Higuera, Suite B
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 544-7227 or (805) 544-DIVE
FAX: (805) 541-DIVE
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