your diving adventure begins here
Learning to SCUBA dive is one of life's greatest joys! More than 70% of the earth's surface is covered by water and what lies beneath is only accessible by SCUBA diving. From the far north kelp forests of Canada to the tropical coral reefs of Indonesia, or the freshwater, sun dappled cenotes of Mexico, scuba diving will allow you to explore all these environments. Dive with otters and harbor seals, view sunken shipwrecks, swim through large overhangs and tunnels formed by coral reef. SCUBA diving is a life changing activity that will redefine how you look at the world.
Our Try SCUBA class is your chance to gear up and see what diving is all about. One of Bamboo Reef's Dive Professionals will teach you everything you need to know to be completely comfortable in our 82 degree pool.
Learn to SCUBA dive
Explore the underwater beauty of Monterey Bay, California! Join us for class at our San Francisco or Monterey Bay locations, and then finish up your ocean certification dives in Monterey Bay!
scuba skills update
Has it been a while since you were last diving? Are you looking to work on your underwater skills before hitting the ocean? Our one night SCUBA Skills Update class will get you comfortable and ready to hop back in!
Keep Diving with bamboo reef
Already certified? Keep your skills sharp, explore new dive sites, and meet your local dive community with our local fun dives, dive tours of Monterey Bay, and dive trips!
Dive Monterey with our experienced Dive Leaders and explore the underwater canopies of California. Sea Otters, Sea Lions, Crabs, Octopi, and Nudis await!
Keep your skills fresh while exploring the many beautiful dive sites in Monterey Bay & Tahoe!
REFER A FRIEND
SCUBA Diving is a fantastic but not necessarily budget-friendly sport. It demands time, gear, and, most importantly, a dive buddy – because diving is better together.
Who makes the ideal Dive Buddy? It's the friends you already know and love spending time with, of course! Bring them to Bamboo Reef, and as a token of our appreciation for recruiting a new dive buddy, we're giving you a $50.00 gift certificate.
For every friend who signs up, whether they're beginners or returning for more training, you'll be one step closer to upgrading your gear or planning that epic dive trip you've been dreaming of.
Don't hesitate; invite your friends to join you in this incredible underwater adventure today!
You can't refer yourself when booking alongside a friend.
Referrals and bookings must be separate.
Only one referral per group is allowed. You can't refer each other into the same training.
two locations for your convenience
Bamboo Reef has been serving the California dive community since 1961. Swing by our two locations for dive classes, dive gear, rentals, and more!
San Francisco, CA
Located down the road from Oracle Park, the original Bamboo Reef sits nestled in Mission Bay, San Francisco. With it’s door’s first open in 1961, Bamboo Reef has catered to thousands of divers all across the globe.
Monterey Bay, Ca
Located just a couple of blocks from the historic Cannery Row, Bamboo Reef Scuba Diving Centers Monterey has been voted the 'Best Dive Shop' 10 times by Monterey County Weekly!
“I love diving and traveling with Bamboo Reef because it is always a great group of divers that come out for the fun dives and trips!
There are always plenty of experienced Bamboo Reef instructors and dive masters who are happy to help and make sure everyone is safe and comfortable during the dives.
I always have a relaxing and fun time, and I’ve made a ton of new friends in the diving community by diving with Bamboo Reef. "
- Felicia Svedlund
Fiji 2019, Eddie Gomez
Fiji 2019, Eddie Gomez