Explore all the beauty the ocean has to offer

Scuba diving certification classes  - guided dives

Never been in the ocean?  Want to learn to scuba dive?  Don't worry!  Santa Barbara Divers works with new divers and clients of all ages.   We make scuba diving certification easy, fun and SAFE.  We've taught families to enjoy the ocean together in their scuba diving classes and certified couples in SCUBA before they left for their honeymoons.   We're committed to giving you the proper training in your open water course so that you are prepared and confident continuing to dive in the future with your dive buddies.  


LA County trained - PADI MSDT Instructor, Sheri has been diving the beaches of Southern California since 1992.  "There is always something to see" is her motto.

bill kendig

NAUI and PADI Instructor with experience teaching for over 30 years, Bill has taught clients and guided excursions all over the Caribbean and as far away as Mozambique.

Our Staff


  •  Group Charter Boat - All inclusive trips to Anacapa and / or Santa Cruz Island
  •  Private Dive Boat Available for groups of 2 - 6 divers
  •  FYI - Make plans 3-4 weeks in advance during high season or if you have a large group  to insure space availability.  Boats sell out during peak season (May-Sept)


  • We frequent beaches from North of Santa Barbara south throughout LA County
  • You want to dive a specific beach?  We'll take you there ! 
  • Let us show you OUR Favorite spot for pipefish !

Diving Equipment:

  • We use well maintained rental gear and transport to and from the training location for you.
  • Personal gear options available as well as complete dive packages.
You deserve the best, let Santa Barbara Divers help you discover the beauty of the ocean.  Basic classes to advanced and specialty certifications, special events and local dive excursions, we're here to connect you with the sea.   All instruction is done one on one at a location of your choosing and schedule that works for you.  
  • One on One Instruction
  • Personal Instructor Services
  • Concierge Guide Service
  • Kids programs
  • Family programs
  • Refresher Courses
  • Open-Water Certification
  • Advanced & Rescue training
  • SCUBA Specialty Courses


Scuba Diving Certification