In2Deep offers three PADI certifications, along with the SCUBA Merit Badge and many specialty dives at Camp Emerald Bay. Scuba is geared towards those Scouts that want to explore the wider world under water through programs that can: certify you with different PADI SCUBA Certifications. Participants must be at least 12 years old.

Diving Experiences

Discover Scuba Diving (DSD): Try diving for non-certified divers

Ever dreamed of being an underwater explorer? Here is your opportunity to breathe underwater and experience the ocean like never before. Camp Emerald Bay is offering a once in a lifetime experience in our Discover Scuba Diving program, sign up online through Doubleknot or visit the dive locker at camp for availability. The session will last 2 hours in total and could even be done in your free time at camp. The Discover Scuba Diving program includes some small theories on scuba diving, all the gear you need for your dive and a 20-to-30-minute dive at Doctors Cove. A completed PADI RSTC medical form signed by the participant, a parent or guardian and by a physician is required to dive, so be sure to get that done prior to your arrival at camp!

Discover Local Diving (DLD): Guided Dives for certified divers

Already a certified scuba diver? Get in the water at Camp Emerald Bay to dive one of California’s top dive destinations! There are several dive sites we can access right from the shore of camp like Emerald Bay and Doctor’s Cove. As a requirement you will do a “check-out” dive prior to your first guided dive. A “check-out” dive is only required before your first official guided dive and is not required for any additional dives you choose to do afterwards. Enjoy the kelp forests and rocky reefs found at Emerald Bay Camp along with a variety of marine life. A signed medical PADI RSTC by a physician and proof of DAN (Divers Alert Network) diver insurance is required so be sure to get these done prior to your arrival at camp and bring them with you so if you decide at the last minute to dive with us, you are ready to have an amazing experience!

Open Water Diver Certification

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure, and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course. This was previously known as Rugged SCUBA. The world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course where millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world. Why not join in!?


Through knowledge development and practical training, the PADI Open Water Diver course teaches you the basics of safe diving. The course consists of three main parts:

  1. Knowledge Development (through online eLearning or bookwork) to understand the basic principles and theory of scuba diving
  2. Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills in a pool or shallow, confined water
  3. Open Water Dives to apply your skills and explore the underwater environment!

Advanced Open Water Diver Certification

Exploration, excitement, and experiences are what scuba diving is all about. The Advanced Open Water Diver course is designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. This program was previously known as Rugged Ocean. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.


You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives.

  • During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving.
  • The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks, and time.
  • The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventure dives based on availability include Underwater Photography, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Fish Identification, Wreck Diver, Boat Diver, Delayed Surface Marker Buoy, Search and Recovery Diver, Underwater Navigator

To participate in the PADI Advanced Open Water course participants are required to bring their own mask, snorkel, booties and scuba fins. In addition, a cutting tool, slate with pencil, Surface Marker Buoy (SMB) and a finger spool or reel is required and In2Deep offers these additional items prepackaged for pre-ordering on Doubleknot or are available for purchase at camp.

For more information, call In2Deep at (424) 280-4232.

Rescue Diver Certification

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios you will apply your knowledge and skills.


  • Self Rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

To participate in the PADI Rescue Course, in addition to the items required for Advanced Open Water participants must own or purchase at camp a pocket mask.

Specialty Diver Certification

Do you already have a PADI Diver Certification? You can get additional certifications in different specialties while at Camp! Ranging from Shark Awareness, to Night Diving, we have a number of Specialty Dive programs taught by PADI Master Divers so you can better understand SCUBA Diving and have more fun under the water!

Some specialties offered:

  • Underwater Photography
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Fish Identification
  • Wreck Diver
  • Delayed Surface Marker Buoy
  • Search and Recovery Diver
  • Underwater Navigator
  • And more!

To participate in some specialties require additional materials which can be purchased at camp.

For more details, call In2Deep at (424) 280-4232

Hybrid Program Certification

You can earn more than one certification while at camp! If you’ve got a taste of diving before and want to get your Open Water and Advanced Open Water Certifications in one go, you can do that while at camp! Or if you want to get Open Water Certified and get multiple specialties at the same time, you can do that too!

Earn 2 certifications in 1 week with these option:

  • Open Water and Advanced Open Water (entry level)
  • Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver (must be Open Water certified to register)

The options are endless! Contact In2Deep at (424) 280-4232 or Emerald Bay at (818) 933-0130 for more information!