Nicholas Saway - 5 stars
Went on a dive with Joel on Saturday, he was the best guide I have had so far. I will definitely be giving him a call again when I come back to dive La Jolla. He took so much time to explain things and was in no hurry whatsoever to be done with the dive. And for probably just enough money to cover his gas, he went and picked up and dropped off my rental gear, which was pretty far inland. that was a huge help for me. i felt very safe with him as my guide since he knew which places were safe for me to dive that day, given my limited experience diving. he even took it upon himself to setup my gear for me since this was a guided dive. that was pretty cool. and he knew about all the local marine species, and made sure i knew to be safe from the poisonous ones. thanks Joel!

Oct 27-28  $175

Scuba Skills Refresher

Pool - TBA

Ocean - TBA

DEC 8-10  $385

Advanced Dive Skills

La Jolla

Lectures TBA

Ocean TBA

Nov 17-19 $231*

Rescue Diver

Lecture Fri 6-9 p.m.

Pool  Sat 12-2 p.m.

Ocean - Sun 7-11 a.m.

Jan 12-14  $723*

Advanced Diver

Catalina Island

Lectures TBA

Ocean TBA

* Hotel rates apply

Swim your heart away

At Trident Divers, we know about the amazing connection that can occur when one descends  underwater and explores a whole new world. Let me guide you in that amazing journey.

certified trainers

As a NAUI certified SCUBA instructor I can guide you from novice through advanced skills, keeping you safe all along the way. Classes are flexible and can begin when you are ready, so sign up today.

it all started with one dive

"Joel is a consummate dive professional with a wealth of knowledge of the area. He makes sure you are getting the best experience possible out of your dive, explaining the areas in detail, pointing out interesting sealife, and planning everything carefully so that the dive is safe and comfortable.  Highly recommended for divers of all skill levels - you can't go wrong here".  Jay C.

Joel, it was a pleasure to work with you! I only have positive things to say. You're an exceptional professional and I appreciate all your help, Jesse

My son and I dove with Joel in La Jolla Cove in October, 2014. He's a great guy, easy to talk to, and made sure we had 2 great and safe shore dives. He was very detailed in his prep and pre-dive instructions; he works well with beginners and with advanced divers. If you're diving San Diego, give Joel a call! - Tom 

I found that Joel was an excellent, patient instructor. He advised me as to the new ways that divers communicate, NAUI Tables and also we did a pool and an Open Water Dive. Putting me through my paces and checking out my skills left me with the confidence that I was still in possession of my skills. 
I would heartily recommend this group and Joel in particular. - Ian McCool

Michelle Sullivan — 5 star
You will not find a more dedicated and professional Dive instructor quite like Joel Tracey. He's got boat loads of experience, he's very patient, and caters your Dive Learning experience to exactly what you want/need. I was randomly paired with him through another Dive Company in San Diego, and I'm so glad I did! I needed a little more instruction after my PADI Certification, and Joel gave me the confidence I needed to safely enjoy the Underwater World. I worked with him one on one over the period of 3 months. He worked around my schedule, and provided an outline of specific skill sets for us to work on and master on each dive. He is very professional and organized, and I would recommend him as a Dive Instructor to all levels of Divers, whether it be for beginning certifications, all the way to Advanced. Joel is the underwater father you want looking over your shoulders at all times!!

safety THROUGH education

  • Skin Diver Certification
  • Basic Scuba Diver certification
  • Rescue Diver & Advanced Rescue certification
  • Advanced Scuba Diver certification
  • Specialties - Navigation, Deep, Night, etc.
  • Enriched Air Nitrox Diver certification
  • NAUI First Aid & CPR
  • Ocean Lifeguard Preparation & Diving Fitness training
  • Excursions off the California coast
  • Annual expeditions to Hawaii
  • Partnerships with local dive shops

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