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Awesome Experience

Kate and Josh rocked our private tour. Not only did she lead a great tour, but she texted constant... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
dansky2280
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Laguna Niguel, California
Great dive experience

Recently did a 2-tank dive at La Jolla Cove. Dive guide Katie was excellent, taking great care of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TOR_Diver
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Toronto, Canada
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SD Expeditions is committed to being the premier scuba dive and ocean expedition company in Southern California. Through inclusiveness and an ocean mindset, we hope to partner with the leading organizations in diving and marine research - giving...more
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Kate and Josh rocked our private tour. Not only did she lead a great tour, but she texted constant updates leading up to the trip and warned us about the bigger swell. Thanks to her we all knew to take Dramamine which made the trip...More

Thank dansky2280
Kate J, Guest Relations Manager at SD Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Dan for the kind review! You guys were a lot of fun, be sure to come back for our Blue and Mako Shark Expedition. It's right up your alley! Next time you're in the area, give us a call, we offer a return...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently did a 2-tank dive at La Jolla Cove. Dive guide Katie was excellent, taking great care of myself and the other two divers that day. She managed setting up everyone's gear all by herself and even helped me with my camera. Unfortunately, the visibility...More

Thank TOR_Diver
Kate J, Guest Relations Manager at SD Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review! Katie is fantastic at her job and it shows in her work. San Diego diving conditions are very variable in terms of swell, surge, vis, etc. Definitely come back again soon, because in better conditions, that kelp forest is what...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kate our guide was super friendly and very knowledgeable. Amazing to see sea lions in its natural habitat.

Thank Nicolle L
Kate J, Guest Relations Manager at SD Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review Nicolle! Hope Taco Stand and Hodad's was everything and more! Enjoy the rest of your time in CA, and safe travels back to London!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience, did snorkeling in the cove and a 2 tank dive in the cove. Everyone was really professional, patient with all my questions and great! Would definitely dive with them again if I was in SD.

Thank RonBonChon
Kate J, Guest Relations Manager at SD Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

That's great to hear! We honor repeat customers by extending a discount for additional products. Be sure to call the office when you book to receive that promo code :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I called up late Monday night as I had only just got into San Diego and SD were happy to accommodate me on absolutely no notice, we went out the very next morning and both the conditions and dive masters were excellent. Just a short...More

Thank brad677
Kate J, Guest Relations Manager at SD Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Brad! Thanks for the review! Please come dive again next time you're in the area :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I had a fantastic time diving with SD. Our equipment showed up with the divemaster on time and we were in the water quickly. The equipment was all in very good shape, and our divemaster, Jaime, was very professional and fun to...More

Thank mbell582018
Kyle M, Front Office Manager at SD Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! Jaymee's hard work doesn't go without notice :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was really looking forward to diving La Jolla, but overall the dive was a disaster. While I had my own gear, I had to wait for the DM to set up the gear for the other two people diving that day-about an hour. Then the...More

Thank Netza G
Kate J, Guest Relations Manager at SD Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Netza, I apologize for the experience you had with SD Expeditions! I can confidently say that is not how we operate as a company. We pride ourselves on a 5 star experience, so it saddens me to hear of your experience and the malfunctions...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time diving in California so I was very excited. We dove La Jolla Cove with one dive in the kelp forest and another dive in another area. The conditions were terrible and we could barely see anything. The divemasters said that...More

Thank lizardtiff
Kate J, Guest Relations Manager at SD Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate all feedback, positive or negative. We pride ourselves on our small group sizes, so I hate to hear you felt the opposite. We will address the lag time with the divemasters. Unfortunately,...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Great dive with a lot of animal encounters. The dive guide was excellent, very knowledgeable about the dive site. Thank you very much!!!

Thank Leandro C
Kate J, Guest Relations Manager at SD Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Come dive again next time you're in the area :)

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

My daughter took a refresher dive (recommended if you haven’t dived in a while). She had a wonderful time. Jeannie(sp?) is a great instructor. I definitely recommend them for a dive.

Thank John B
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attica_98
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Response from Nick L | Property representative |
We give 50 off if you have your own gear.
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Kassiee11
8 April 2015|
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Response from Kyle M | Property representative |
220$ for a 2 tank guided shore dive package - full gear rental included. We like to keep things intimate, so we never take more than 4 divers per dive master.
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