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Our Story

Owners of Bamboo Reef

Bamboo Reef has been serving Bay Area divers since 1961, and Monterey Bay divers since 1970.  We are proud to be one of a handful of SSI Platinum Training Facilities worldwide, which means we have the experience and knowledge to train dive instructors as well as students. 

 

Founded by Al Giddings in 1961, the business was owned and operated from 1972-2016 by Sal Zammitti; with 5 stores throughout the Bay Area at one point. Bamboo Reef is now owned by the father/son team of Mark and Brian Stanley. 

Brian and Mark have been working in the SCUBA industry since 2004 and have more than 30 years of experience between the 2 of them.

 

Join the Bay Area's most experienced operator when you are looking for diving lessons, equipment, or travel. See what Bamboo Reef has to offer and join us in the world below.

 

Meet The Crew!

 

Our Locations

San Francisco

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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.

Contact:

(415) 362-6694

Address:

584 4th St.
San Francisco, CA 94107

Business Hours:

*Yes, we're back to normal business hours now!*
Mon-Fri: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 5:30pm

Sunday: Closed

Facilities:
  • Classroom

  • Pool (on-site)

  • Changing Rooms

  • Bathrooms

  • Store

  • Gear Repair

  • Rentals

Monterey Bay

Located just a couple of blocks from the historic Cannery Row, Bamboo Reef Scuba Diving Centers Monterey has been voted best dive shop 10 times by Monterey County Weekly! Come to the Monterey shop for…

  • Daily guided scuba dives in the majestic kelp beds of Monterey Bay

  • An air, nitrox, or trimix fill from our state of the art “Big Bamboo” blending station

Contact:

(831) 372-1685

Address:

614 Lighthouse Ave
Monterey, CA 93940

 

Business hours:

*Yes, we're back to normal business hours now!*
Mon-Fri: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 7.00am – 6.00pm

 

Facilities:
  • Classroom

  • Pool (off-site)

  • Changing Rooms

  • Bathrooms

  • Store

  • Gear Repair

  • Rentals

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