Central Oregon Diving is your one stop shop for certifcation, dive equipment, travel, and scuba adventures.
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Have you been out of the water for 6 months or more and are planning a trip- get a scuba review before you go and increase your dive confidence!  We offer a refresher of your skills in a pool with our staff.  These courses are a group review and will go over your open water dive skills in a warm pool.  Stop into the shop to sign up for these courses.  Get out there and seek adventure!

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Curacao Sept. 25-Oct 2 2021

September 25th - October 2nd 2021                        
$1895 double occupancy    
$2450 single occupancy
$1250 non diver double occupancy
(Airfare not included)
Central Oregon Diving Package price includes
7 Night at Sunscape Curacao Resort- Ocean View Sun Club Room
All INCLUSIVE- 3 meals a day, drinks including alcohol
5 days of 2 tank boat dives - INCLUDING upgraded day trips to Mushroom Forest and Kline Curacao
Unlimited shore diving- unguided
Airport Transfers
Complimentary WIFI for 2 devices
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Join us for a week of diving. Ocean Encounters offers some unique diving experiences. Some of the extra dives are Night Dive, Fluroescent Night Dive, Dolphin Dive or lionfish hunting.  The Spa on site offers many services to help you unwind after your dive day.   As far as airfare, we can let you know the easiest way to get there.  We are overnighting BOTH ways and are staying AT the airport in the terminal hotel.  After many years of playing with shuttles, waiting for them to show up, not having any room on the shuttles, and many other issues we are now staying at the airport terminals.  SO much easier and less hassle!
$500 deposit secures space. Check or Cash price. Credit Card transactions add 4% fees.         
Sunday, 28 June 2020 18:34


We will now be open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday starting July 1st!

Sunday, 28 June 2020 18:32


We will now be open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10-5 starting July 1st!

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We are open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 to 5.   IF you would like to contact us you can email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and we will be able to assist you.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 20:17


Central Oregon Diving, LLC offers a variety of PADI courses from Bubblemaker for kids 8 and up thru Assistant Instructor.  The Open Water Certification is the first step toward a lifelong enjoyment under the water.  Open Water Diver Certification takes a couple of weeks to complete.  We offer Advanced Open Water, Rescue, Scuba Review and a variety of specialties.  Inquire at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details on a group class or private lessons.  PADI eLearning is another way to do the academic portion of the class and then you can join a scheduled course or a private class.  There are many options to suit your needs and schedules.  To sign up for a class, you need to come in and speak with us as there is course materials for each class and deposits to secure your space.  We look forward to meeting with you!

PADI eLearning is a convenient way to complete the academic portion of your scuba training whenever or wherever it's convenient for you. Online academics can be online or offline, so many ways to complete your academics.  Click the banner below to start your dive training today.


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AT this time we are doing Open Water Courses via eLearning only.  Our group classes are small classes to ensure social distancing guidelines are met.  Some specialty courses are taught with book learning as social distancing can still be enforced.  Your safety is our concern so we comply with all local, state and dive recommended cleaning to all gear and our store.   We sanitize the store with UVC lights, properly clean all gear as recommended, clean surfaces multi times daily to protect our customers and our staff.  We appreciate our amazing customers.


Open Water Diver Course

Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Rescue Diver Course

Specialty Diver Courses

PADI eLearning

PADI eLearning Enriched Air Diver

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Click link above to see video on how to get started with a diving adventure.  We can help get you get to your underwater goals.  Whether it be to take a full certification course here with us or take your academics and confined water training and complete your course on vacation we would love to help start your adventure.  Come in and see what courses we are offering.
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 20:17

Specialty Diver Courses

Specialty Diver Courses

Ask us about “Specialty Diver Courses” that we offer as you improve your diving skills and work toward the highly desired Master Scuba Diver certification.

Specialty courses offered are Nitrox, Deep, Underwater Navigation, Search and Recovery, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Altitude, Dry Suit, Equipment Specialist, Emergency First Response and First Aid. When conditions allow we also offer Boat, and Drift Specialties.  Come in and talk to our staff about all of these courses.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 20:17

Rescue Diver Course

What is the course? 
This course expands what you already know and shows you how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.  It is a “challenging’ and rewarding course.  The fun part about this course is rising to challenges presented  and being able to master them. 

What you learn?
Self rescue, recognizing and managing stress in other divers, emergency management and equipment, rescuing panicked divers, rescuing unresponsive divers.

What is required to complete the course?
Be 12 years or older, have a PADI Adventure Diver or PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or other qualifying certification from another organization), be trained and current for First Aid and CPR within the two previous years or certified in PADI Emergency First Response CPR and First Aid courses.  Be mentally ready and physically fit.

What equipment will I need?
A full set of dive gear including scuba tank.  Tanks are available to rent.

What is provided by the shop?
Sign up and receive your PADI Rescue Diver manual.  You will then have pool practice and lake sessions with your PADI Instructor.  Upon completion, your application for PADI Rescue Diver certification card will be submitted.

What is your next step?  Master Scuba Diver or Divemaster…

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 20:17

Open Water Diver Course

What does it cover?  
The PADI Open Water Diver course is, by far, the world’s most popular scuba certification course.  Now is the time for you to dive into the course and begin your world of exploration underwater!  Learning to scuba dive requires both knowledge development ( facts, principles, concepts) and dive skills (techniques,methods)

What do I need to start?
To be a certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, you need to be at least 10 years old, fit for diving, and able to swim.  Divers between the ages of 10 through 14 are certified as a PADI Junior Open Water Diver.

How does it work?
After enrolling, each student completes the entire self-study manual , including filling out the knowledge reviews at the end of each chapter.  Also, after watching the DVD, the student comes to class prepared to review the material, take the required quizzes and final exam.  An eLEARNING  version of the academic portion is also available.  Please contact us to discuss how eLEARNING might fit into your schedule.  Next, you will complete the confined water pool sessions and four open water training dives with your PADI Instructor.  The open water dives will be done at one of our local lakes.

What diving equipment will I need?
Scuba gear and tanks are provided at no additional charge.  You are responsible to have a dive appropriate mask, snorkel, fins and booties.  Students will receive a 10% discount on all of these required items.  Also, there will be a 10% student discount on all accessories for a period of 60 days from the date of your certification.

What is provided by the shop?
PADI Open Water Crew-Pack, PADI Open Water DVD Rental, PIC (Personal Identification Certification) Card.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 20:17

Advanced Open Water Diver Course

What does it cover? 
The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course includes knowledge development for the two required dives of Deep and Underwater Navigation.  Then choose three elective dives that are appropriate for our diving area.

What are the prerequisites?
You need to be a certified entry-level diver and fit for diving and be at least 12 years old. 

How does it work?
Most divers choose the "Flex" option which allows them to complete the knowledge reviews for the five sections of the manual that corresponds to the dives that they will be completing. 

What is required to complete the course?
Complete the five Adventure Dives based on what is available at your dive location and what your PADI Instructor is able to offer. 

What diving equipment will I need?
 In addition to your scuba gear, you will need a dive knife/tool, surface signaling device, a compass and a dive computer or timing device and RPD table.  For a night dive, you will need an underwater light.  A backup light and marker/chemical light is also recommended.  Central Oregon Diving will give you a 50% discount off of gear rental.

What is provided by the shop?
Free tanks and air are provided.  When an Instructor is going out to do adventure dives, he/she will call the "flex" students and see if they are available to go diving.  Once all the five dives have been completed, your Advanced Open Water Diver certification will be issued.

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