Have been visiting dive and surf for many years for swimsuits, but recent got into Scuba diving. I did my open water and advanced open water certification classes here with Gary, the instructor.
The classes were well structured and the included day trip to Catalina was nice too. As for buying equipment, the annual "yard sale" is a great opportunity (usually in February) to get discounted equipment.
I'll keep coming back for gear servicing, new equipment, and some rental gear as needed - plus my air fills.