Out to Sea is a NAUI Premier Dive Center providing dive charters, full dive gear rentals, valet tank fill deliveries and dive tours. Most of our rental gear is brand new, give the shop a call to reserve your gear rentals. As part of our customer service we deliver your dive gear and tanks to & from San Carlos beach. Our shop always has complimentary coffee and snacks. We love taking care of divers and providing excellent customer service, stop by the shop and put our services to work.
Out To Sea would like to introduce you to Nick our NAUI Instructor
Hello fellow or future divers,
There is nothing more majestic than to SCUBA dive the Central Coast of California. Swimming amongst the towering kelp forest in Monterey Bay, it’s in this heavenly setting where I first fell in love with SCUBA diving over 15 years ago. Diving in the cold waters off Monterey Bay, I took my first dive for my Open Water certification class and never looked back. Earning my Open Water Certification was only the first step in developing my love for SCUBA diving. Now as an Instructor with hundreds of dives in California, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Tahiti and many more destinations under my weight belt, I use NAUI teaching skills and vast experience to instruct a new generation of divers in the fundamentals of safe SCUBA practices. I follow the proper protocols especially when working with minors. Serving in the military has taught me discipline and structure which go hand-in-hand with diving in Central California. With over 30 courses approved to teach through NAUI your SCUBA possibilities are vast! Ranging from entry-level courses such as Scuba Diver to leadership courses like Divemaster or even a Refresher SCUBA to re-hone those essential skills. Any course will be made to fit the individual diver. Give Out To Sea a call today and lets customize your diving experience.
I look forward to speaking with you,
-Nick, NAUI Instructor-
BELOW ARE the courses we offer with links from NAUI
Try Scuba Diving
Try Scuba Diving is a non-certification program to provide introductory training in confined water for non-divers interested in learning more about scuba diving. Successful graduates of a Try Scuba Diving session can complete two scuba dives under the direct supervision of a NAUI Instructor to earn their certification as a NAUI Passport Diver.
The NAUI Passport Scuba Diver program offers introductory training for non-divers interested in learning more about scuba diving. Participants begin their training in confined water and then complete two open water dives under the direct supervision of an active status NAUI Instructor. Successful graduates are certified as a NAUI Passport Scuba Diver and may continue to scuba dive in open water with an active status NAUI Instructor and in accordance with NAUI standards.
International Diver (Dive Tours)
This is a participatory, rather than a training, activity. It affords divers opportunities to enjoy and gain additional open water experience in varied locales and conditions under leadership level supervision. Participants gain verifiable supervised open water diving experience.
Scuba Diver is the NAUI entry-level scuba certification course. Learn the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to scuba dive independently. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are considered competent to engage in open water diving activities without supervision, provided the diving activities and the areas dived approximate those of training.
Experienced Scuba Diver
This course provides a means for experienced scuba divers with no recognized recreational diving certification to become certified by NAUI. These divers may have military, commercial or scientific diving training or may not have any formal training. Graduates receive NAUI Scuba Diver certification with all designated qualifications.
This is a non-certification program which affords supervised refresher experience at the Scuba Diver level for divers who need to re-establish proficiency due to diving inactivity or other factors. Divers who have completed the Refresher Scuba course may use the documentation to assist dive guides, Divemaster's, resort owners, boat captains and others in evaluating the divers’ training and readiness to participate in specific diving activities.
This course provides the information necessary to utilize EANx as a breathing medium. The course may be taught as a stand-alone specialty course to certified divers or integrated into other NAUI certification courses. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are considered competent to utilize EANx (up to EAN40) in open water diving activities without direct supervision, provided the diving activities and the areas dived approximate those of training.
Advanced Scuba Diver
Advanced Scuba Diver is a continuing education course for certified divers. It is an enjoyable program of continued supervised experience designed to introduce divers to a variety of diving activities and to be taught entirely in an open water setting. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are considered competent to engage in open water diving activities and the areas dived approximate those of training.
Advanced Rescue Scuba Diver
This is a certification course for certified scuba divers who desire to assume greater rescue capabilities during diving activities. The training emphasizes accident supervision and management with practical applications in open water. This course is designed specifically to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to help prevent diving accidents, recognize life threatening diving situations, perform or supervise in-water rescues, manage rescue operations and provide post-rescue aid.
Rescue Scuba Diver
This course trains divers in the knowledge and skills needed to manage risks and effectively handle limited in-water problems and diving emergencies. Included are: assists, transports, surface rescues and rescues from depth involving both boat- and shore-based skin and scuba divers. The course meets the prerequisite rescue diver training for NAUI Skin Diving Instructor, NAUI Assistant Instructor, NAUI Divemaster and NAUI Instructor certifications.
Master Scuba Diver
The course is a continuing education certification course for divers who wish to increase their understanding and enjoyment of diving. Emphasis is on student participation and practical application of knowledge in open water after a classroom discussion of subjects. This course is an excellent progression toward NAUI Leadership roles. Some subject areas are a review and expansion of material from previous courses.
This course is to provide the diver with the knowledge and skills to plan and make deep dives while minimizing risks and avoiding the need for staged decompression. Deep diving is defined as dives made between 60 and 130 feet (18 and 40 m).
Night & Limited Visibility Diver
This course provides skin and scuba divers with the skills and knowledge needed to minimize the risks of diving at night.
This course provides training in the use of dry suits to become familiar and comfortable with their thermal protection options, controls and buoyancy characteristics.
Search & Recovery Diver
This course is to provide the diver with the skills and knowledge to do those underwater tasks commonly needed by the experienced recreational diver and to minimize the risks of such tasks while searching for and recovering items that have been lost in the aquatic environment.
Underwater Hunting & Collection
This course is to provide the diver with the skills and knowledge necessary to spearfish, take game and collect specimens while minimizing the diving risks of such activities. (May be for skin or scuba divers.)
This is a continuing education course designed to expose the diver to the physical and biological aspects of the diving environment with emphasis on the local area and to expose the diver to either kelp forest or coral reef ecology or fresh water environments and the methods used by underwater ecologists in their studies of the respective ecosystems. The use of current events and news of recovered and threatened ecosystems are an important part of this course.
This course is to qualify the diver in the skills and knowledge necessary to perform as a training assistant during diver training sessions. The key objective is to train divers to assist others during training activities overseen by an active-status NAUI Instructor. This course is to enhance the diver’s general skills and abilities and is not a substitute for specific NAUI courses which create NAUI leadership members.
This is a certification course in snorkeling and breath-hold diving. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are considered competent to engage in open water breath-hold diving activities without supervision, provided the diving activities and the areas dived approximate those of training.
FIT (Familiarization, Instruction & Testing)
The program includes both instruction and evaluation. Enrollees receive the information needed to prepare for NAUI membership and NAUI leadership training. Participants are given knowledge, water skill and other performance evaluations, critiques and counseling to ensure they are aware of their state of preparedness for NAUI membership and continued leadership training.
Skin Diving Instructor
This is a leadership level certification course designed to train and qualify persons and issue certifications in skin (breath-hold) diving. The course will make available to individuals; schools, camps, or similar groups NAUI leaders who can effectively teach people to enjoy skin diving with minimal risk.
The NAUI Assistant Instructor rating is a NAUI leadership level certification. The program is designed to introduce students to diving instruction basics. It also teaches individuals the fundamental water skills needed to be capable assistants. Certification authorizes individuals to assist active-status NAUI Instructors in the conduct of dive training. NAUI Assistant Instructor certification is a highly-recommended step in the progression to NAUI Instructor.
Divemaster & Divemaster Crossover
The NAUI Divemaster rating is the highest NAUI leadership level certification except for instructor. The program is designed to train experienced and knowledgeable divers to organize and conduct enjoyable open water dives for certified divers. If all other prerequisites are met, a current NAUI Divemaster is qualified to enter a NAUI Instructor Training Course (ITC).
Description: The NAUI Instructor Training Course (ITC) is designed to train and qualify NAUI Instructor member applicants. During the course, candidate instructors learn effective methods to teach skin and scuba diving in compliance with NAUI diving course standards. An active-status NAUI Instructor may independently teach NAUI sanctioned courses and authorize NAUI certification for graduates.
Description: The NAUI Instructor Crossover Course (ICC) is designed to train and qualify individuals in good standing with other recreational scuba training organizations to qualify as a NAUI Instructor member. During the course, candidates learn effective methods to teach skin and scuba diving in compliance with NAUI Diving Course Standards. Active-status NAUI Instructors may independently teach NAUI sanctioned courses and authorize NAUI certification for graduates.
Out to Sea can charter your dream with the ErinAnne II, our dive expeditions can be customized around your favorite passion, free diving and spear fishing. We do things a little differently here at Out To Sea, we do not allow tank diving off the ErinAnne II. Our goal is to provide a cutting edge free diving experience focusing on one up and one down tactics following strict policies and procedures. SpearGuns are provided if you are experienced, head out with us and get your dinner. You can also bring your camera and capture some amazing wildlife in their natural habitat. Out to Sea believes in making life changing experiences. Dive charters fall under our Custom Charter pricing please visit our tour page for more information. During a Dive Charter all your licenses and spearguns are included in the Custom Charter pricing. We carry a AED, O2 and First Aid Kit on the ErinAnne II, safety is our primary concern.