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2040 Del Monte Ave., Monterey, CA 93940

Phone: (831) 375-1933
Dive Conditions Line: (831) 657-1020
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sat-Sun 7:00am – 6:00pm


Aquarius Dive Shop is located in Monterey, just off Highway One, minutes from shore diving and from boat docks. We are the only dive shop in town with free unlimited parking and enough space for boats! Our easy on/off highway access is ideal for diving both in Monterey or Carmel.

Our Staff


Voted Best Dive Shop – 2013, 2014, & 2015


JAMES VINCENT is a native of the Monterey Bay region. James is the owner of Aquarius Dive Shop, stop in and say hello! James completed his Open Water, Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver certifications through Aquarius Dive Shop. He has also been a PADI Divemaster since 2008 and a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor since September 2011. James is also an Equipment Specialist and a trained Scubapro Technician so he can repair your gear and/or help you understand how it works. On his days off, James loves to dive at Monastery, Point Lobos and … anywhere else!

Our Staff, Instructors, & Divemasters

BRUCE SAWYER grew up far from the sea in Lexington, KY. A tour of duty with the US Marine Corps (’65-’69) provided a first introduction to the aquatic world, though learning to dive had to wait a few years. After a stint in graduate school at the University of Wisconsin (MA in Mathematics, ’73; MS in Computer Sciences, ’75), he ended up working for a computer manufacturer in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and that provided the first good opportunity to learn scuba diving. First certified in 1977, he has been diving ever since, Bruce has completed over 2000 dives and attained the rating of PADI Master Scuba Diver some years ago. His diving career has taken him all over the world in search of the best dive destinations. Now retired from the electronics industry in Silicon Valley, Bruce is our resident Course Director.

Bruce is a PADI Course Director, Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer, and holds PADI Specialty Instructor and Specialty Instructor Trainer ratings in almost all of the PADI specialties. Additionally, Bruce is a DAN (Diver’s Alert Network) Instructor for all of the DAN courses.


BRANDON BIANCHI is a Fresno, CA native and now lives in Salinas. Brandon was first certified as an Open Water Diver in April of 2008 and before the year was up he obtained the ratings of Divemaster & PADI Master Scuba Diver. He is also an Emergency First Response Instructor and able to teach EFR Primary and Secondary care. Brandon’s day job is as a Network Engineer in the Bay Area. When he isn’t diving he can usually be found with his wife and two daughters, playing Amateur Radio, or Paintballing. Coincidentally Brandon is our webmaster as well.

Brandon Bianchi



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