All Levels of Divers Welcome!
You come to the right spot for some of the best Southern California beach diving! Maybe you’re new to the Dive Vets group or you’ve been away for a while and need a refresher. Here’s a guide to SCUBA diving with Dive Vets.
NIGHT BEACH DIVING
This is how the group really got going, taking new divers out for their first night dive. Southern California beach diving is a blast and night diving makes it even better. You’ll be hooked after the first time. If you got a few dives under your belt and you are comfortable with your basic gear, joining the Dive Vets gang will put you on the right track for enjoying the night beach diving experience.
We meet at Veterans Park around 6:30pm on Wednesdays.
- Bring quarters for the parking meters.
- Bring a Primary Light and a method to attach it to your wrist or BC.
- Bring a backup light. This can be a smaller hand held to fit in your BC pocket.
- Bring a glow stick or small strobe to attach to your tank
- Bring a good attitude. You’re here to have fun.
- Bring cold beverages to share with your new friends…AKA “Debriefing”
If it’s your first time, you don’t need a buddy. An experienced DiveVets diver should be willing to go with you. Please review our NIGHT BRIEFING GUIDE prior to coming out.
Through Dive Vets you can further your training. PADI & SDI dive courses are offered from time to time. Check the Dive Vets University forum to see what’s available. Dive Vets takes pride in continued dive education.
Don’t have a light? Lost a fin? Let the group know and you’ll probably find someone who can help. If you are given a piece of equipment or someone lends you gear, make sure you remember and do the same whenever possible.
SOCAL WEEKEND DIVES
Saturday mornings usually find a group at Vets Park between 7:30am – 8:00am. Post or check the forum to confirm.
Sunday morning diving, or “Sunday Service” with Rev. Al, at Old Marineland in Palos Verdes. Old Marineland has been developed an now know as Terranea Resort. Serivice begins at 8am and Al takes collection in the form of beers & bbq.
CALIFORNIA DIVE BOATS
Check the dive boat forum to see if any boats are scheduled. Advanced dives will be noted and require Advanced Open Water Training or equiv. experience. Purchase spots online. You are responsible for your spot if you need to cancel.