1. Great instructors, very knowledgeable and very patient.
2. Very accomedating and will work with you patiently to develop the skills neccessary to become a good diver.
3. Train with new or newish gear that meant to make things easier for new drivers to focus on developing their skills.
4. Prices are very reasonable for the quality of the training you receive and the time they put in to train you.
My girlfriend and I were recommended to use JSA (Jade Scuba Adventures) by a friend to get our Open Water diving certification.
Scheduling: I have a trip coming up out of the country and I had a very short time to get my training done. Jake and Ashley were so very patient with me scheduling and going back and forth with me on the phone to make things work with my crazy schedule and my girlfriend’s.
Pool Training: both Jake and Ashely were very knowledgeable, patient and had no problem explaining things more than once. Their calm demeanor is contagious and their jokes and smiles make it easy to relax. The training was fun with little games like the mask game.
Ocean portion: Jake met with us early in the morning at Catalina Express with all of our scuba gear. After dragging the gear on to the ferry we got to sit, relax and talk about scuba and the island. Once we arrived we unloaded the gear and headed to the Diver’s Park. We put our gear together, threw them on and Jake showed us how to enter the water… after a little snorkeling and above the surface training, Jake took us underwater to our first breaths in the ocean, stepping into a whole new breath taking world. My girlfriend unfortunately had a hard time doing her dive, Jake was beyond patient with her, working on calming her down and taking the time to get her to relax. While she was underwater she had a moment where she freaked out because water had entered her mask and went through her nose, Jake swam up to where he was in front of her and helped her calm down to breath. On one of my dives I got to see a huge Black Sea Bass it was awesome.
At the end of the day, we weren’t hanging out with our instructor we were hanging out with a new friend and a dive buddy. We can’t wait to go diving with these guys again.