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We run several IDCs each year!

Guided Tours

Experience the spectacular and world-renowned Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary from shore!If you’re new to Monterey diving, a guided shore dive is a great way to learn about the area and explore one of our excellent dive sites.

Gear Rental

We have a large rental department including a full range of Men’s and Women’s 8mm Wetsuits. Tanks available for rental include HP Steel 80’s, 100's and 120's. Smaller tanks are available upon request. We offer both DIN and Yoke valves. All our regulators are equipped with dive computers. 

PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Center

PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Center and offer recreational dive training at all levels from beginning Open Water through PADI IDC Staff Instructor, including Specialty Instructor and EFR Instructor.

Book a Dive Class

We have many opportunities for you to expand your diving knowledge! […]

Book a Guided Tour

Join us, underwater, for a guided tour of beautiful Monterey Bay! We offer shore dives everyday. […]

Book Gear Rental

Aquarius Dive Shop offers a full service rental department for your diving needs.

Welcome to Aquarius Dive Shop

Aquarius Dive Shop has been in continuous operation since 1970 and has a large presence in the Monterey dive scene. We are proud to be a PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Center. We offer recreational and professional dive training from Open Water through PADI Instructor, including Specialty Instructor and EFR Instructor. We do all of our confined water training in a heated pool. We are committed to providing thorough, safe, and enjoyable dive training.

We are proud to be dealers of Aqualung, Scubapro, DUI, Xcel, Omer,  Light and Motion,  Atomic, Apeks, XS Scuba, Stahlsac, Bare, Innovative Scuba, JBL, Trident, Sharkshield, Sharkskin, Oceanic, Hollis, Oneill, Nautilus Lifeline. We provide in-house, factory-authorized service on Scubapro, Aqualung, Atomic, Oceanic, Hollis, Apeks, Sherwood, Tusa, Genesis, Halcyon, Subgear, US Divers, Ocean Reef, SeaQuest regulators and BCDs. We also offer in-house visuals and hydrostatic testing for SCUBA cylinders along with drysuit repairs.

Aquarius Dive Shop is also home to Monterey Bay’s largest active dive club - Underwater Voyagers. Comprised of divers new and old, Underwater Voyagers offers divers the opportunity to meet other local divers, learn how to dive various dive sites in Monterey and Carmel and club exclusive in-store discounts. Meeting twice a week, for a total of eight dives a month, Underwater Voyagers is a great way to build your dive community, hone or dive skills and get in the water weekly. Please see our club page for more information on how to join.

We are located in Monterey, just off Highway 1, minutes from shore diving and boat docks. Our easy highway access is ideal for diving both in Monterey or Carmel. We have free, unlimited parking, with enough space for boats! We look forward to meeting and diving with you, in class, on a guided tour, or on a fun dive.


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