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Scuba San Diego Inc

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1775 E Mission Bay Drive, CA 92109
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Didn't snorkel, but wonderful customer experience

Unfortunately the day we'd chosen for the snorkeling tour was not good for snorkeling...visibility... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
miljones1
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Warrington
Highly Recommend - Great Time Diving!

I had a fantastic 2-tank dive this morning with Rod. He was professional, extremely courteous, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lukebporter
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New York City, New York
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Welcome to Scuba San Diego, Inc., where we bring you the finest in San Diego scuba diving and snorkeling. Since 1968 we have been providing the safe professional guided tours. Our guides have combined 50 years of diving/snorkeling experience throughout the State of California. Our NAUI and PADI certified dive guides have the experience you expect. Come, enjoy the magic of the La Jolla Cove Ecological Reserve. The kelp forest is teeming with a multitude of sea life. The California State fish is the "Garibaldi" known for its brilliant orange coloring and is abundant. We often see rare and endangered Giant Black Sea Bass and Soup Fin Sharks. Dive or snorkel the La Jolla kelp forest and Clamshell sea cave. Sea lions and harbor seals frequent the reserve and a close-up encounter with these beautiful sea mammals is very likely on every tour. Close up encounters with harbor seals and California Sea Lions are a high point of any snorkel or diving Tour. We recognize your NAUI, CMAS, BSA
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“la jolla cove” (8 reviews)
“night dive” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1775 E Mission Bay Drive, CA 92109
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately the day we'd chosen for the snorkeling tour was not good for snorkeling...visibility was very poor. Davor kindly explained this and offered us the opportunity to carry on with the trip or have a refund. I really appreciated his approach - it made the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a fantastic 2-tank dive this morning with Rod. He was professional, extremely courteous, and truly a pleasure to be around. I booked with him the night before and he was prompt and extremely helpful with his communication with my last-minute booking. He went...More

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Rodney W, Owner at Scuba San Diego Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Jeepers Luke, thanks for the great review. Hope to see you again underwater. Check out our trip to Palau January 3 through 12, 2019 is up now on our web site.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I requested snorkeling on May 21st which was not shinning day and worried about cold weather. But wet suit that Rod and Brian provided was enough to shield the cold and even though it was not clear under water but was lucky enough to see...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

It was a pleasure diving with Rod. On time, relaxed, knowledgeable, and accommodating. We took our time when needed, but once under water it was all about the dive. It was cold and visibility wasn't the best, but still a great experience and enjoyable. Thanks...More

Thank Bosejb
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Rodney W, Owner at Scuba San Diego Inc, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Thank you for your kind remarks. We appreciate your review very much, Try and visit us once again between July and October when the water warms up :) Safe diving! Rod

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

I was looking to book dives with a scuba company in San Diego. The videos on their website show them handling rays and other sea life. This is completely against PADI and SSI protocol to touch wildlife, let alone hold onto them and pass them...More

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Rodney W, Owner at Scuba San Diego Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. We regret that visiting our website stopped you from diving with us. Our SCUBA guides are the most experienced SCUBA guides in San Diego county, particularly in La Jolla Cove, with over 50 years of combined experience. We always provide...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

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Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

We did the night dive at La Jolla Shores Beach. It was a wonderful time. We saw multiple crabs lobster octopus nudibranch. The dive started at six which meant we were allowed to park directly at the beach on Vallecitos.This was extremely convenient after the...More

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Rodney W, Owner at Scuba San Diego Inc, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2018

Thanks for the nice review and thanks for continuing to dive with us when visiting San Diego.

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Reviewed October 4, 2017

Our guide was great and very knowledgeable! First time snorkeling and loved it! Swam with Sea Lions and Garibaldi. We decided to snorkel instead of kayaking and we made the best choice!More

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Management response:Responded October 5, 2017

Yes, snorkeling is the best way to experience the La Jolla Sea Caves. A person on a kayak does not realize that ninety percent of the beauty of the Cavern is underwater and only truly visible snorkeling or scuba diving. Thanks for mentioning that in...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2017

Despite reading some unflattering reviews, I decided to go with my gut feeling and book with Rod at Scuba San Diego anyway. I had 2 great dives and a remarkable day. I was very impressed with Rod's knowledge about La Jolla's ocean life and all...More

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Management response:Responded October 3, 2017

Thank you for your very kind review. I know there are other choices and you choose us over the rest. I have a belief that you read through the negative reviews on this site and subconsciously knew that those reviews say more about the person...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2017

Excellent guide. Knowledgeable, experienced and communicates well. Flexible timing: we were able to schedule in under a day. Great service and experience.

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Management response:Responded October 3, 2017

We appreciate your time in making this review and hope to see you again soon underwater.

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Ag J
March 25, 2018|
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Response from Rodney W | Property representative |
Hi Ag J, Are you a "Certified Scuba Diver" through one of the training agencies such as BSAC, NAUI, PADI, SSi etc? For "Certified Divers" during your visit we will have 7 am Weekend and 8 am weekday dives to 35 feet (one... More
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