Professional Development Overview

Top Ten Reasons to choose Aquarius Dive Shop to Become a Dive Professional!


Discover the wonders of the California Central Coast with Aquarius Dive Shop, your premier destination for underwater exploration. Here's why you should choose us:

1. Unparalleled Location: Nestled along the stunning California Central Coast, our dive shop offers access to the breathtaking beauty of Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary, boasting diverse marine life and captivating kelp forests.

2. Expert Team: With a team of 20 experienced instructors and more than 30 dedicated dive professionals, totaling 200 years of combined experience in Monterey alone, you're in good hands from the moment you walk through our doors.

3. Local Expertise: We've logged more than 20,000 dives in Monterey and 30,000 dives overall, giving us intimate knowledge of the area's dive sites, including more than 50 world-class locations within a ten-mile radius of our shop.

4. Award-Winning Leadership: Meet Dane and Bruce, our esteemed Course Directors, renowned for their expertise and dedication to excellence in teaching diving instruction.

5. Comprehensive Training: From mastering the entire PADI including more than 30 specialties, we equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in any underwater environment.

6. Unforgettable Experiences: Dive alongside fascinating marine mammals such as seals, sea lions, and otters, and immerse yourself in the rich biodiversity and extensive macro life unique to our region.

7. Convenience: Just a short drive from the San Francisco Bay Area, our location offers easy access to world-class diving experiences without the hassle.

8. Exclusive Opportunities: Gain hands-on experience and interview opportunities after completing our courses, preparing you for employment opportunities worldwide.

9. Ongoing Support: Benefit from long-term mentoring and support as you embark on your professional diving journey, ensuring you have the guidance you need every step of the way.

10. Surrounding Attractions: Explore nearby attractions such as Historic Cannery Row and the iconic Big Sur Coastline, adding to the allure of your diving adventure with us.

At Aquarius Dive Shop, we don't just teach instructor training — we create unforgettable experiences that ignite a lifelong passion for exploration beneath the waves. Join us.  Contact Dane and Bruce at