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Scuba San Diego Inc

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1775 E Mission Bay Drive, CA 92109
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Man handling sea life

I was looking to book dives with a scuba company in San Diego. The videos on their website show... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
gmgreen18
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West New York, NJ
Literally worst vacation experience ever

Sort version - I’d strongly suggest you call the other snorkel place instead snorkelsandiegoscuba... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ecelonghorn
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Austin, Texas
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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: 07:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1775 E Mission Bay Drive, CA 92109
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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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Reviewed 19 October 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 7 March 2018

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

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Reviewed 4 October 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 5 October 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 29 August 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

Thank TravelTipsFromTO
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Management response:Responded 3 October 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 28 August 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 3 October 2017

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

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

6 people for Discover Scuba experience...no certification required. Rod was an excellent instructor, extremely knowledgeable and obviously experienced. He also brought an assistant to help which gave us all more confidence. We spent an 1.5 hours learning techniques and safety then dove. It was amazing!...More

Thank maryrI8138AX
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Management response:Responded 3 October 2017

Your family was a joy to work with. Competent, relaxed, water smart, and fun. It wasn't like work spending the morning with you. It was a guilty pleasure.

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

I had an amazing time, the setup was perfect, he gave great instructions on what to bring and where to meet. He was organized and ready to go! We saw a lot of wildlife and before and after he spent time telling me all about...More

Thank Barry J
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Management response:Responded 30 July 2017

Thank you for your nice review. We really appreciate your taking the time to post it and hope to see you again in the future. Safe diving!

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Reviewed 28 June 2017

I booked a Scuba Adventure for my boyfriend and a 2 tank dive for myself on Sunday, July 3rd after e-mailing Rod about what options a diver and a non-diver had. Received an e-mail confirmation on both, so I assumed it'd be safe to purchase...More

Thank Kay C
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Management response:Responded 6 August 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your understanding of the situation. Unfortunately, we were short staffed on the day of the dive. This is not something that happens often, but our instructors are human beings. We hope you will give us a second chance....More

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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

I did the two tank dive at La Jolla Cove. I was really impressed by the pontuality and the great service offered by Scuba San Diego. I totally recommend this company to other divers visiting San Diego.

Thank fernando_coura
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Management response:Responded 6 August 2017

Thank you for joining us for a dive. We have been doing our best for the last 40 years. We appreciate you recommending us and we hope to have you dive with us again soon.

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Ag J
25 March 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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