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A 21st Century SCUBA Diving Instructor Training Center for Nothern California and beyond

Welcome to our Gilroy, California full-service recreational SCUBA diving center.

We offer:

* SCUBA training and certification

* SCUBA gear rentals

* SCUBA gear sales and service

* Air and Nitrox fills 

*Tank visual inspection and hydro-testing services

*25 years of experience putting together the best international SCUBA diving expeditions now available for our local Garlic Divers from Gilroy, Morgan Hill, Hollister, the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.


Our exciting annual SCUBA diving calendar features regularly scheduled expeditions to the Channel Islands National Park, Monterey Bay, Catalina Island, Lake Tahoe, and Mendocino, among other California SCUBA diving destinations.

Additionally we offer quarterly expeditions to some of the world’s best SCUBA diving destinations including Hawai’i, Bonaire, Philippines, Belize, Costa Rica and so many other destinations.

We are open five days a week, forty hours a week (Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays, open on weekends).

Stop by our dive center on your way down to Monterey Bay and get your fills!

We are located within a mile off the 101 freeway off Leavesley Road in a low-traffic area with plenty of parking in front of the dive center.


431 First St

Gilroy, CA 95020

We're located less than a mile off Highway 101.


Monday: 11 am - 7 pm

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: By Appointment (*)

Thursday: 11 am - 7 pm

Friday: 11 am - 7 pm

Saturday: 11 am - 7 pm

Sunday: 11 am - 6 pm

* Showroom available on Wednesdays by appointment only. Send a contact message​ at least 24 hours before your visit providing your name, phone number, and email address, indicating the date and time when you plan to arrive.


+1 (408) 713-1211

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Become a certified SCUBA diver through PADI or PSS

SCUBA diving is one of the most amazing and fulfilling activities that anyone can experience in a world beneath the surface that is so different from anything you have seen before!

Get your SCUBA training and certification with us and join our adventures through the underwater world!

We are a PSS ( and PADI ( dive center!

Hawai'i Expedition

Our SCUBA diving center is your gateway to Hawai'i!

We visit our home away from home a few times each year, diving in the company of mantas, dolphins, eels, turtles and so much more!

Fill your life with the "Aloha spirit" and join one of our expeditions today!

Become a SCUBA Divemaster or Instructor

Pacific Ocean Water Sports is a California Instructor Training Center affiliated with Professional SCUBA Schools 

Ever thought about earning money while diving?

Interested in traveling the world while working as a SCUBA instructor?

We can help you get there!

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Your next adventure

Where would you like to go next?
Our local diving expeditions to Lake Tahoe, Channel Islands, Catalina Island or Monterey Bay will keep your diving skills fresh. For the warm-water divers, you may also join our overseas expeditions to the world's best dive sites, in Costa Rica, Belize, Philippines, Thailand, Galápagos and so many other epic dive destinations.

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