Harbor Dive Center | 200 Harbor Drive, Sausalito, CA 94965 | 1-415-331-0904 | hdc@harbordive.com | hdc mobile site
Monday thru Friday 10 am to 7 pm  |  Saturday & Sunday 10 am to 5 pm
Located in the waterfront community of Sausalito, along San Francisco Bay, Harbor Dive Center serves local/regional customers and travelers passing through the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Scuba lessons & equipment -- get information on PADI's entry-level scuba lessons, the PADI Open Water Diver certification  /  learn about our customers' favorite scuba equipment.
PADI Online Scuba Courses
PADI online scuba courses -- sign up and complete your scuba course academics online from home or anywhere with an internet connection.
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Shop store.harbordive.com or register online for your PADI® scuba lessons, classes and courses.
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Local and sponsored events -- get information about events in the San Francisco Bay Area and at Harbor Dive Center.
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Live facebook feed -- get current news from HDC posted on facebook without having to log in (great source for those who do not have a facebook account).
Stand up paddleboards (SUP) -- get information about Body Glove SUP's by Focus Brands.
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The Way the World 
Learns to Dive®
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Your adventure starts with your 1st
scuba course with Harbor Dive Center!
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live the adventure
Scuba diving is fun and adventurous.  Living the adventure starts with your first scuba course!
PADI Open Water Diver scuba certification
course — $199.00 to $249.00

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Divers Alert Network (DAN) / PADI® Courses — practical AND fun

Divers Alert Network courses

With Harbor Dive Center, there is no need to look any further for PADI® scuba diving lessons, classes and courses!  We not only strive to make all of our educational coursework a fun and easy endeavor for our students, like limited shore entries (e.g., diving from a boat), we also ensure students learn to stay safe as divers.  And, in the rare instance when something does occur, we prepare our students through the Divers Alert Network (DAN) educational courses, in conjunction with the PADI® Rescue Diver course.

And did you know you can earn college credit taking PADI® scuba lessons?
Learning something practical and having fun at the same time — what a deal!

college credits for PADI® dive courses

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Find Out What Interests You.

Scuba diving is a way to explore the underwater world in new and different ways.  PADI Specialty Diver courses teach you new techniques and give you the tools to enhance your exploration.

Great Savings on Scuba Cylinders!

Great savings on cylinders

Faber HP 3442 psi 80 cubic feet steel cylinder — $325.00
Faber HP 3442 psi 100 cubic feet steel cylinder — $385.00
»» available in store and online at store.harbordive.com

Worthington 3000 psi 50 cubic feet aluminum cylinder — $239.00
»» available in store and online at store.harbordive.com

Drysuit Demo Day (Limited Pool Time)

Learn to dive in a drysuit!

Have you always wanted to try drysuit diving?  Here is an opportunity to learn to dive using a drysuit during our drysuit demo day!  The next demo day is on Saturday, March 12, 2016 or Sunday, March 13, 2016 (participant's choice / time is flexible).

Space is limited!  Sign up today!  Register online through the Course Schedule.

$25.00 pool fee.  Participants must have a c-card and their own mask, snorkel and fins.
Keep diving!
You've felt the rush of breathing underwater and completed your PADI Open Water Diver certification.  Now you're looking for new dive adventures to improve your scuba skills, gain more confidence and meet more dive buddies.  Continuing your scuba education will help you increase your experience and comfort in the water with the assistance from your PADI professionals at Harbor Dive Center.
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With the Harbor Dive Center calendar, easing the logistics of taking scuba diving lessons is literally at the ends of everyone's fingertips!  You can choose the course that fits your schedule, register for the course, pay course tuition and complete the academics online, leaving you more time to enjoy the best part of learning to scuba dive — the experience of breathing underwater for the first time.  At Harbor Dive Center, we go out of our way to fully ensure a superior experience!  Accept no substitutes!  If you are already certified, you can find year-round Harbor Dive Center hosted fun activites to join.

Scuba Lessons, Classes & Courses -- Learn to scuba dive with PADI & Harbor Dive Center!  More fun from pool to ocean!  Limited shore entries -- dive from a boat!

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More Fun
From Pool to Ocean
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Start with the beginning certification class -- PADI Open Water Diver Course

Harbor Dive Center maximizes your overall experience as students in the PADI Open Water Diver Course!

More fun, more pool time with HDC's streamlined academics, and best of all, limited shore entries — the dives for ALL scheduled ocean weekends will be from a boat at NO EXTRA COST!  Weather conditions / dive site logistics permitting; our student's  safety is number one for us.

Weekday scuba classes are available by appointment!
More Fun From Pool to Ocean

PADI eLearning® streamlines academics even more (based on our students' course completion statistics) & fits around demanding schedules!

Get Started with PADI eLearning® Today!
Begin Your Scuba Courses Online with PADI eLearning®
With easy access, you can learn anywhere you have an internet
connection, including this spot!

If you are looking for a flexible way to fit a scuba certification into your busy schedule, then PADI's online scuba courses are the way to go.  Whether you want to take scuba lessons for beginners or you are ready to advance your scuba skills training, PADI eLearning is a convenient way to learn.

  • You can get started immediately with scuba knowledge development and work at your own pace using the PADI eLearning system.
  • PADI continually adapts course content for online delivery, which means you should check back regularly to view newly released online courses.
PADI Scuba Classes & Scuba Courses Currently Available Online — some in multiple languages
Open Water Diver  »  Advanced Open Water Diver  »  Scuba Tune-up  »  Digital Underwater Photography
Dive Theory  »  Enriched Air Diver  »  Rescue Diver  »  Divemaster  »  Instructor Development Course
Build team cohesion through scuba certification

Build team cohesion for your company employees through scuba certification in teams!

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Companies seeking a competitive edge increasingly use high-performance teams within their organizations to deploy complex business strategies and know that the common characteristic of a high-performance team is team cohesiveness.  Cohesiveness within a team is the degree to which team members remain united while pursuing a common goal — members share bonds linking them to each other and to the team.  Harbor Dive Center recognizes the organization's need for team building and offers the right environment for this endeavor.  Our environment not only encourages team members to support one another during the scuba certification process, fostering camaraderie, we also have or offer:

  • The instructional staff with the willingness and knowledge to help all team members succeed, and hence the team succeeds.
  • A large training facility, containing 660,000 gallons of water, to accommodate everyone, from large corporate teams to small office teams.
  • Online and streamlined academics to maximize the team's confined water training time and overall experience — more pool time and less classroom time.
  • Enough boat space and support to provide open water training with no shore entries for team members at NO EXTRA COST (weather conditions / dive site logistics / boat capacities permitting; our student's  safety is number one for us).
  • More fun from pool to ocean!  After all, this is a team cohesiveness building retreat and not just another day at work!  Harbor Dive Center will strive to make your team's cohesiveness training through team scuba certification a lasting memory for years to come!
  • And more — contact Harbor Dive Center for information or to book your team building retreat.
PADI Discover Scuba® Diving Experience

Have you ever wondered what it is like to breathe underwater?  It really
is easy!  And best of all, breathing underwater on scuba is fun for the
whole family!

Discover Scuba® counts towards your PADI Open Water Diver certification!
Discover scuba today…

PADI Discover Scuba® Diving Experience
Greetings!  PADI Discover Scuba® is available if you are not sure
whether you are ready for the full scuba course.  It is a good way
to see if you like scuba diving before taking the full certification class.

Bring a Friend to Discover Scuba Diving!

If you are currently enrolled as a student in our PADI Open Water Diver Course, bring a friend for a free PADI Discover Scuba® experience during your last confined water session.  If your friend enjoyed the experience enough that he or she also enrolls and completes our PADI Open Water Diver course along with you, you will receive a $10.00 credit towards
in-store equipment or accessories purchases.

It is a fun and exciting activity for the whole family or your circle of friends!  And, best of all, family members and friends can become excellent dive buddies!

Bring a friend!
professional courses

PADI professional level courses -- PADI Divemaster and PADI Assistant Instructor

GoPROSM -- Take the PADI Professional challenge and excel!  Call us to start your journey to become a PADI Professional!
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Research, plan and share your dive experiences on www.ScubaEarth.com


ESCAPE to another world
EXPLORE where and when to go
EXPERIENCE the best dives & share your memories

Add your local dive sites, log dives, add photos, update your Gear Locker and more at www.ScubaEarth.com

welcome everyone

A warm welcome to everyone around the world from Harbor Dive Center!

欢迎 / 歡迎
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不管你是想尝试水肺潜水,成为 PADI 名仕潜水员或 Go Pro 晋身专业人士,让 Harbor Dive
Center 水肺潜水专家指引你向你的目标前进。
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不管你是想嘗試水肺潛水,成為 PADI 名仕潛水員或 Go Pro 晉身專業人士,讓 Harbor Dive
Center 水肺潛水專家指引你向你的目標前進。
想先体验一下水肺潜水吗?体验水肺潜水。 /  想先體驗一下水肺潛水嗎?體驗水肺潛水。
Go Pro 晋身专业人士- 水肺潜水事业。 /  Go Pro 晉身專業人士- 水肺潛水事業。

Scuba Equipment


H2Odyssey Torid-Pulse A unique signaling device or just plain fun!

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torid pulse
bubble ring
These innovative products and other customer favorites are listed on the scuba diving equipment page…
Electronic Shark Deterrent
 scuba diving  spearfishing  ocean kayaking  fishing & boating
Shark Shield is the world's only scientifically proven and independently tested electronic shark deterrent to reduce the risk of an unwanted shark encounter.  The easy-to-wear Shark Shield is comfortable and lightweight, emitting a 3-dimensional electronic field that surrounds you and induces spasms in predatory sharks' highly sensitive electrical receptors.  The electrical current transmitted by the Shark Shield has been scientifically proven to have no long-term effects on sharks or any other marine creatures.
Shark Shield Freedom7
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Shark Shield Freedom7

Shark Shield® FREEDOM7


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Scuba diving is a fun activity for the whole family!  Come by to visit Harbor Dive Center!

Harbor Dive Center  •  200 Harbor Drive  •  Sausalito, CA 94965  •  (415) 331-0904  •  hdc@harbordive.com
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