CalHawaii Dive

★★★★★
  • 390 Lang Rd

    Burlingame, CA 94010

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  • 650-579-1954

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Mon - Fri, 10:30am - 7pm; Sat, 10:30am - 5pm; Sun, closed
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I was extremely happy with Scott and my experience at Bay Area Scuba. Tony and Jade prepared me fully during the pool sessions. I know this because I did my open water dives with PADI instructors in Tahiti and I never felt as though

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I was extremely happy with Scott and my experience at Bay Area Scuba. Tony and Jade prepared me fully during the pool sessions. I know this because I did my open water dives with PADI instructors in Tahiti and I never felt as though

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Scott, the scuba instructor is a very good teacher. \r
He was schedule flexible. 100% best price in town. \r
I passed my test!\r
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Thanx Scott.

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Scott, the scuba instructor is a very good teacher. \r
He was schedule flexible. 100% best price in town. \r
I passed my test!\r
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Thanx Scott.

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Wow,What can I say this was the most fun I have had in my life!The scuba class was awsome. I was very please with the way they made it so easy and safe to teach me scuba. I was taught each aspect of diving. I would like to continue to work

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Wow,What can I say this was the most fun I have had in my life!The scuba class was awsome. I was very please with the way they made it so easy and safe to teach me scuba. I was taught each aspect of diving. I would like to continue to work

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I had a great time learning how to dive at Bay Area Scuba. Scott was extremely informative and I especially enjoyed his "teachable moments". I feel confident now that I have the skills to dive. I would definitely recommend Bay Area

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I had a great time learning how to dive at Bay Area Scuba. Scott was extremely informative and I especially enjoyed his "teachable moments". I feel confident now that I have the skills to dive. I would definitely recommend Bay Area

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I had a great time learning how to scuba dive from scott, keith, and tony. Scott is very flexible, and works around your schedule, whether you're busy with school, work, or anything else, he'll more than happily help in anyway. Well in my

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I had a great time learning how to scuba dive from scott, keith, and tony. Scott is very flexible, and works around your schedule, whether you're busy with school, work, or anything else, he'll more than happily help in anyway. Well in my

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Scott and Tony, thank you for the course. I started out with Tony and finished with Scott. Scott was extremely patient with my wife, and we finished our open-water dives in Maui. The instructor was extremely happy with how well-prepared

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Scott and Tony, thank you for the course. I started out with Tony and finished with Scott. Scott was extremely patient with my wife, and we finished our open-water dives in Maui. The instructor was extremely happy with how well-prepared

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It's getting harder and harder to find a good LDS in the Bay Area during these tough economic times. I think something like 4 shops have closed down in the past year. Luckily, Bay Area Scuba is still going strong. Scott, the owner, is a

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It's getting harder and harder to find a good LDS in the Bay Area during these tough economic times. I think something like 4 shops have closed down in the past year. Luckily, Bay Area Scuba is still going strong. Scott, the owner, is a

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I planned a last minute vacation to Cozumel, and finally wanted to get certified. Because I live in San Jose, I called a local shop, and they said I did not have enough time because it takes the books a while to get there, and I wouldn't

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I planned a last minute vacation to Cozumel, and finally wanted to get certified. Because I live in San Jose, I called a local shop, and they said I did not have enough time because it takes the books a while to get there, and I wouldn't

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Did my in-pool training with Scott three weeks ago, did my check-out dives in Monterey two weeks ago, and did my first dives to 90ft in Turks & Caicos last week! Absolutely amazing!

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Did my in-pool training with Scott three weeks ago, did my check-out dives in Monterey two weeks ago, and did my first dives to 90ft in Turks & Caicos last week! Absolutely amazing!

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Even though Scott had certified me a million years ago, he obviously made a big impression because he was the first person I thought of when my boss called me into his office to ask about scuba courses. My boss had a big Hawaii trip

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Even though Scott had certified me a million years ago, he obviously made a big impression because he was the first person I thought of when my boss called me into his office to ask about scuba courses. My boss had a big Hawaii trip

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This was a great place to learn how to dive. My wife and I needed to get certified ASAP.

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This was a great place to learn how to dive. My wife and I needed to get certified ASAP.

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My wife was certified Burlingame Scuba and I go to Scott for many dive instructions. He has always been very helful and knowns scuba. His equipment is always upgraded each year. I find Burlingame Scuba a great place to learn.

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My wife was certified Burlingame Scuba and I go to Scott for many dive instructions. He has always been very helful and knowns scuba. His equipment is always upgraded each year. I find Burlingame Scuba a great place to learn.

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Small shop, personnal service, very experienced. Went through Divemaster, appreciated flexability and individual service, now working commercially. Very good instructor, very personable. Diving takes a little time and effort but is well

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Small shop, personnal service, very experienced. Went through Divemaster, appreciated flexability and individual service, now working commercially. Very good instructor, very personable. Diving takes a little time and effort but is well

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Scott got me certified in under 3 weeks! I had a trip planned last minute, and he took care of me and worked with the extremely short deadline I had. Great instructor, funny stories. He knows his stuff, and has been doing this for a very

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Scott got me certified in under 3 weeks! I had a trip planned last minute, and he took care of me and worked with the extremely short deadline I had. Great instructor, funny stories. He knows his stuff, and has been doing this for a very

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Satisfied customer! I got SDI certified in 2 weekends!

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Satisfied customer! I got SDI certified in 2 weekends!

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Just finished up getting certified here. Had a good experience and was able to get certified in a timely manner. Scott was really flexible with times and made it possible to get everything done in 2 weeks.

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Just finished up getting certified here. Had a good experience and was able to get certified in a timely manner. Scott was really flexible with times and made it possible to get everything done in 2 weeks.

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My husband and I called Scott about a week before we actually had to sign up for a class. We were on a tight schedule as we just planned our vacation to Hawaii and were leaving in a couple of weeks. We wanted to finish the first two

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My husband and I called Scott about a week before we actually had to sign up for a class. We were on a tight schedule as we just planned our vacation to Hawaii and were leaving in a couple of weeks. We wanted to finish the first two

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My experience with Bay Area Scuba rated 5 stars. We made arrangements for the class that would fit our schedule with the open dive certification 3 weeks later. The instructor for the class was knowledgeable and thorough. Jade, the pool

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My experience with Bay Area Scuba rated 5 stars. We made arrangements for the class that would fit our schedule with the open dive certification 3 weeks later. The instructor for the class was knowledgeable and thorough. Jade, the pool

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Scott was very helpful an accommodating when I need to get my dive certification at the very last minute. I called him on Friday, said I was leaving on Monday for the Dominican Republic and wanted to go diving. I had no prior experience

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Scott was very helpful an accommodating when I need to get my dive certification at the very last minute. I called him on Friday, said I was leaving on Monday for the Dominican Republic and wanted to go diving. I had no prior experience

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Scott will absolutely make sure you get what you need. I had a little snafu three hours before my flight out of the country and Scott bent over backward to help me out, offering to meet me at the airport at 10:30 at night to deliver some

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Scott will absolutely make sure you get what you need. I had a little snafu three hours before my flight out of the country and Scott bent over backward to help me out, offering to meet me at the airport at 10:30 at night to deliver some

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Small shop, personnal service, very experienced. Went through Divemaster, appreciated flexability and individual service, now working commercially. Very good instructor, very personable. Diving takes a little time and effort but is well

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Small shop, personnal service, very experienced. Went through Divemaster, appreciated flexability and individual service, now working commercially. Very good instructor, very personable. Diving takes a little time and effort but is well

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The class was super flexible and Scott was able to quickly get me into the water. The dive instructor really made the pool a great experiance.

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The class was super flexible and Scott was able to quickly get me into the water. The dive instructor really made the pool a great experiance.

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i had a really good time with scott, i felt relaxed and confident to go under water, i would definitly recomend his class to anyone interested having a fun learning experience

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i had a really good time with scott, i felt relaxed and confident to go under water, i would definitly recomend his class to anyone interested having a fun learning experience

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Classes, pool instruction & open water dive were on time, well done & the Monterey dive was exceptional.

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Classes, pool instruction & open water dive were on time, well done & the Monterey dive was exceptional.

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All good learned a ton!! \r

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All good learned a ton!! \r

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good education. Looking forward to the shooting range.

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good education. Looking forward to the shooting range.

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Great instruction! Well worth the money.

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Great instruction! Well worth the money.

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Ive been involved in scuba for the past 17 years and I have been diving around most of the world. I came to the Bay Area Scuba Center to purchase gear for an upcoming trip. The owner Scott was a pleasure to work with and was very helpful with all my needs. I would recommend this business to anyone new or veteran diver. I was so impressed with his professionalism I asked for an application as an assistant instructor. By all means please visit - you will not be disappointed!
owen

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Ive been involved in scuba for the past 17 years and I have been diving around most of the world. I came to the Bay Area Scuba Center to purchase gear for an upcoming trip. The owner Scott was a pleasure to work with and was very helpful with all my needs. I would recommend this business to anyone new or veteran diver. I was so impressed with his professionalism I asked for an application as an assistant instructor. By all means please visit - you will not be disappointed!
owen

Pros: Professional instruction all the way

Cons: absolutely nothing

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Great service especially if you have an unusual schedule. Great instructor, very experienced and ready to help on an individual basis. Went through Divemaster, highly recommend.

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Great service especially if you have an unusual schedule. Great instructor, very experienced and ready to help on an individual basis. Went through Divemaster, highly recommend.

Pros: Small flexible shop

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Six years ago, my 15 year old daughter and I decided to get scuba lessons. We found Bay Area Scuba online, came there the next day and received hands on instruction and training. Since then I have been on hundreds of dives all over the world. Every time I wear my gears I recall Scott - the best scuba instructor. "Safety first and then everything should be easy and fun" and thats the truth.

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Six years ago, my 15 year old daughter and I decided to get scuba lessons. We found Bay Area Scuba online, came there the next day and received hands on instruction and training. Since then I have been on hundreds of dives all over the world. Every time I wear my gears I recall Scott - the best scuba instructor. "Safety first and then everything should be easy and fun" and thats the truth.

Pros: Instructor??s 100% confidences and support

Cons: none

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Scott thank you for such a memorable class for myself and the people of my church. The teaching was great and good prices. Thanks for your patience even with the slow learners. I had gone to another school and your class was much more informative.

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Scott thank you for such a memorable class for myself and the people of my church. The teaching was great and good prices. Thanks for your patience even with the slow learners. I had gone to another school and your class was much more informative.

Pros: Excellent Teaching

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DO NOT, whatever you do, take a scuba course from this store. The quality of the instruction is stunningly, and dangerously, poor. As a multi-year veteran of outdoor sports instruction (including years spent teaching backpacking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, and sea kayaking) I'm well qualified to review the work of other outdoor sports instructors. Additionally, I'm scuba certified, an experienced diver, and a sibling of a professional research diver. The numerous problems with this store include the following (a small sampling), which were actually experienced by my fiance during her course last weekend (during which, regrettably, I was out of town): * The instructor had my fiance store and transport the scuba tanks in her car for the weekend. There was no mention of the fact that she should be careful to protect the valve assembly from cracking against another tank as the two tanks rolled around in her trunk - because if she hadn't, a broken-off valve turns a tank into a freakin' missile! * The course was scheduled to be about 8 hours of self-guided online instruction from SDI (which was decent, not great) before the pool and classroom work over the weekend, which was supposed to be 4 hours on a Fri night and 8 hours on a Sat of in-person and in-pool instruction - however, the instructor was so disorganized that the class actually did 3 hours on Fri, 4 hours on Sat, and the rest on Sunday! One of the other students was leaving for a diving trip to Tahiti on Sun, and thus could not finish the course! Amazingly, the instructor announced this change of schedule only at the end of the previous day's instruction. * My fiance was a little unclear on the very basic scuba skills of ascending and descending safely - stunningly, though I know these are supposed to be a standard and early part of the curriculum (doesn't every single dive involve both?!) my fiancee had to actually ASK the instructor to teach the class those things.

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DO NOT, whatever you do, take a scuba course from this store. The quality of the instruction is stunningly, and dangerously, poor. As a multi-year veteran of outdoor sports instruction (including years spent teaching backpacking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, and sea kayaking) I'm well qualified to review the work of other outdoor sports instructors. Additionally, I'm scuba certified, an experienced diver, and a sibling of a professional research diver. The numerous problems with this store include the following (a small sampling), which were actually experienced by my fiance during her course last weekend (during which, regrettably, I was out of town): * The instructor had my fiance store and transport the scuba tanks in her car for the weekend. There was no mention of the fact that she should be careful to protect the valve assembly from cracking against another tank as the two tanks rolled around in her trunk - because if she hadn't, a broken-off valve turns a tank into a freakin' missile! * The course was scheduled to be about 8 hours of self-guided online instruction from SDI (which was decent, not great) before the pool and classroom work over the weekend, which was supposed to be 4 hours on a Fri night and 8 hours on a Sat of in-person and in-pool instruction - however, the instructor was so disorganized that the class actually did 3 hours on Fri, 4 hours on Sat, and the rest on Sunday! One of the other students was leaving for a diving trip to Tahiti on Sun, and thus could not finish the course! Amazingly, the instructor announced this change of schedule only at the end of the previous day's instruction. * My fiance was a little unclear on the very basic scuba skills of ascending and descending safely - stunningly, though I know these are supposed to be a standard and early part of the curriculum (doesn't every single dive involve both?!) my fiancee had to actually ASK the instructor to teach the class those things.

 

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