EXPLORE THE KELP BEDS SAFELY & CONFIDENTLY
Diving in the Kelp Beds is one of the most popular things to do and why divers come from all over the world to dive at Catalina Island, Anacapa Island, Malibu and all over southern California. You’ll want to be as prepared as possible, and follow some basic but important guidelines for diving in the kelp. Kelp diving is an incredible adventure and will ultimately make you and your buddies a better diver. To get the most out of your kelp diving there are a few simple rules and skills to share with you.
The goal of this course is to for SCUBA divers to learn a systematic, methodical approach to safely diving the kelp forests. Divers will develop the techniques involved in locating marine inhabitants within recreational limits and while avoiding disturbing delicate marine life. The mechanics of avoiding kelp entanglement and practicing the "kelp crawl" can help to decrease concerns and boost your confidence in the water.
Pick the week you arrive at Camp from the available dates below. Each dive takes about 1.5 hours in total.
Your session will be based on your schedule once you get to camp. Come to the dive locker with your paperwork and your availability on the first day you arrive to schedule your session. Make this one of the first things you firm up once at camp. Do not wait! Preference will be given to participants who are pre-registered before their week at camp vs. participants who sign up while at camp.
Minimum age: 12 years oldPre-requisite: Open Water Certification; PADI Medical release signed by physician, and parent/guardian signed release.
RELEASES: You will be emailed all additional information including releases. They are provided here for reference. Follow all the directions and fill them out completely and bring them with you to Camp. Any questions or need more information - contact us.
Note: we include your educational materials and your certification card with 2 training dives depending on your program. Proof of certification required and check out dive (DLD-1) before any Rugged Specialty program is required. You must already be registered to attend Camp.
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