Rick’s Diving Locker, is a full service Scuba Diving Center serving north San Diego County since 1968, we are family owned and operated!
Phone: (760) 746-8980
Mon-Fri: 10am to 6pm
Shop Address: 945-L W.Valley Parkway, Escondido, Ca 92025
Our PADI 5 Star Instructor Development/National Geographic Dive Center offers entry level through Instructor training, equipment service, rentals, air, Nitrox fills, local and exotic dive trips and PADI Diving Society Memberships.
Rick’s Diving Locker offers only top quality equipment such as: Aqualung, Akona, Deep See, Sea Quest, Apeks, Atomic Aquatics, Tilos, Sea&Sea, Underwater Kinetics, DUI, Cetacea, Trident, Deep Outdoors, Sherwood, Intova UW Cameras.
PADI’s 5 Stars Awarded To Rick’s Diving Locker
The PADI Five Star Dive Center level is awarded to progressive PADI Dive Centers that excel in providing divers with a full range of diver education programs, equipment selection, and experience opportunities. To qualify as PADI Five Star Dive Centers, an operation must meet elevated service and business standards, and promote and offer PADI courses as their only recreational diver training. These dive centers also actively promote aquatic environmental awareness and embrace the PADI System of diver education, with a commitment to providing customers with quality products, services and experiences.
PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center
A PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center (Five Star IDC) not only meets all PADI Five Star Dive Center standards, but also meets additional training standards required to offer PADI Instructor-level training. A PADI Five Star IDC offers dive consumers programs to fulfill their educational goals from entry-level training up through instructor-level certifications.
Rick Nare– Owner, Operator and Instructor – Rick Nare has been owner and lead instructor of Rick’s Diving Locker for over 25 years and a dive instructor for over 30 years. Rick is a PADI Course Director with hundreds of students certified and over 3000 logged Open Water dives. He is also an instructor trainer for NAUI and SSI as well. Rick has worked as a Safety Diver on several Hollywood feature films such as The Rock, True Lies, Free Willy 1 and 2 as well as a Gun’s and Rose’s Video and a Ford TV commercial.
PADI Instructors – Instructors at Rick’s Diving Locker have over 35 years of diving to offer students the best diving advice and PADI professionalism.
Expertise – All of Rick’s Diving Locker staff have experience in all areas of diving. Collectively there is over 120 years of SCUBA Diving experience. The advise and direction given to customers come for divers sharing their personal experience in Photo, Dry Suits, Nitrox, Re-Breathers, Spear Fishing, Deep Dives, Wrecks, Oil Rig Diving, Travel, Shark Diving and more.
Class Sizes– All classes are limited to a maximum of 8 students. Many dive shops will go well over 8 students but Rick believes in smaller class groups for more student-instructor interaction and a more personalized experience
Course Offerings – All PADI courses are offered! Entry level SCUBA Diving as well as Advanced, Specialty and Instructor level courses.
Diversity – All areas of SCUBA Diving are in one shop…Recreational SCUBA, Re-Breather, Nitrox and travel.
Equipment Offering– State of the art equipment from ATOMIC, Aqualung, DUI, Sea and Sea, JBL and more!
Trips – SCUBA Diving adventures from diving in the local waters of Southern California to the tropical waters of the world.