• Dive Catalina Island
    Dive Catalina Island Beauty abounds underneath Catalina's clear blue waters. Let Sub-Surface Aquatics take you there!
  • Two Harbors Sail and Dive
    Two Harbors Sail and Dive Enjoy the best of both worlds: above and below the ocean. Come with Sub-Surface Aquatics on one of our Sail and Dive adventures.

St George's Caye Resort, Belize


In late February through the first week of March we went to a wonderful all-inclusive resort down in Belize.  Away from the hustle of Ambergris Caye we enjoyed great food, being the only group of divers on the reef at most dive sites and spectacular sunsets whether on the beach or paddling out in the lagoon on kayaks.  We had such a great time we have booked a trip back to St. George's Caye for March of 2018!


Recent Dives

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  • Isthmus
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Walk to another world


Put on your gear and walk down a few steps into the crystal clear waters of Casino Point Underwater Park. You will see a myriad of underwater creatures from the State saltwater fish, the Garabaldi, to large Calico Bass and Sheephead. This is a typical destination for PADI Open Water and Advanced Open Water certification classes offered at Sub-Surface Aquatics.

Two Harbor Options


At the Isthmus, you have two harbors to dive in. On the backside, you have Cat Harbor, and on the front side you have "Two Harbors". Each provide their own unique view of the underwater sea life of Catalina Island. Our Sail and Dive Adventure Charters will take you to the Isthmus and all points in between.

Lobster, anyone?


If you like lobster, wait until you taste the one that you caught with your own two hands by putting your diving skills to good use. These "bugs" were caught outside of the breakwall near Queen's Gate in Long Beach, CA. Mmm!!! California spiny lobster season opens September 28th or 2400 the 27th however you want to slice it. Updates on specific trips will be posted when the season approaches.

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Hair VoodooTM

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Protect your hair from water and sun damage
Find out more about our new Hair VoodooTM product. It's specially formulated to protect your hair from salt and fresh water damage, UV damage, color loss, and tangle.


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Limit your nitrogen absorbtion
Sign up for our new Enriched Air classes and learn the benefits of NITROX diving: a good choice for diving shipwrecks that are within recreational depth limits.

Get Certified in 2014

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2014 Class registration now open
70% of the surface of the Earth is covered with water. Make this the year you get certified to SCUBA dive and open up a whole new undersea world to explore. Sub-Surface Aquatics will help you every step of the way towards your PADI certification.

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PADI Classes

  • Basic Open Water +

    This course teaches you the basics of SCUBA diving and certifies you to dive in less than 60ft of water. During the course, you’ll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. Read More
  • Advanced Open Water +

    This course will consist of 5 advanced training dives, two of which are required: Underwater Navigation and Deeper Water Diving. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. Read More
  • NITROX Diving +

    The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives. Read More
  • Rescue Diver +

    “Challenging” and “rewarding” best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur. Read More
  • Divemaster +

    Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. Read More
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What is PADI?

PADI is an international certification body for SCUBA divers. It provides a framwork for instructors and students to pass on the information needed to safely dive in a variety of contitions.