Scuba Lessons

Scuba diving is fun and easier than you'd expect. Whether you're new to the underwater world, a certified diver looking to improve your skills, or returning to the sea and in need of a refresher, I can help.

I'm a Master Scuba Diver Trainer and IDC Staff Instructor certified by PADI, the largest and most trusted organization of professional dive instructors, and a first aid instructor certified by Divers Alert Network (DAN), the largest association of recreational scuba divers in the world.

I teach group classes and private lessons at Diver Dan's in Santa Clara, CA, and in the ocean in Monterey, CA.  Group classes are on a regular schedule.  I can run private lessons anytime, and/or add them onto guided dives.

Ready to get started? Send me e-mail at for more information.

If this sounds like you: Then look here:
I'm not certified yet, but it sounds like fun.   Is it hard?  Who can do it?  How long does it take?   What do I need?  Is it cold?  What about sharks?

Get Certified
  • Try Scuba In The Pool
  • Open Water Diver
I'm going on vacation.  Can I start the class here and do the ocean dives there?

Get Certified
  • Open Water Diver Referral
I'm a certified diver.   I'd like to improve my skills and confidence, and/or try some other kinds of diving. Adventure Dives and Specialties
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Master Scuba Diver
  • Specialty Courses
    (especially Enriched Air Diver / Nitrox)
I'm diving with family or friends, and I want to know what to do if something goes wrong. Safety Courses
  • Rescue Diver
  • First Aid and Safety Classes
It's been a while since I've been diving, and I'm not sure I remember everything.

Scuba Refresher
Wow.  Nice pictures.   How can I take pictures like that?
Underwater Photography
  • Digital Underwater Photographer
  • Photography Workshops
I'm really into diving, and I want to take my skills to the next level so I can help with classes and lead dives.   Heck, maybe I'll quit my day job and dive the world while getting paid to do it!

PADI Professional
  • Divemaster
  • Assistant Instructor
I'm not ready to try diving.   But I'm going someplace tropical and want to see fish from the surface.

Snorkeling Lessons


Divers Alert Network