About Aqua Tutus
Aqua Tutus was founded in 1955 and became a non-profit organization in 1958. Aqua Tutus has always remained true to its Latin name (water safety) by providing scuba diving instruction to those in the public who want to gain advanced diving certification and knowledge of first aid and marine-related accident prevention and initial treatment procedures. Through its monthly general meeting, Aqua Tutus also provides education to the public about the marine environment.
The diving specific training classes sponsored by Aqua Tutus improve students’ diving knowledge and skills. Education opportunities are also provided to those who seek certification in Red Cross and Diver Alert Network (DAN) first aid courses. The instruction is provided throughout the year to the public on an as-requested basis. All these classes increase student safety in and near the water and lower the likelihood of public safety services being called on to provide rescue and medical treatment in marine accidents.
Aqua Tutus generally holds three activities each month: a general meeting, a board of directors meeting, and a scuba dive or snorkel. The organization’s website also provides the public links to marine agencies, state parks, diving clubs and organizations, and other marine-related websites. All of Aqua Tutus’ officers and instructional staff are volunteers. They give their time, energy, and knowledge to advance the organization’s goal of increasing water safety.
Monthly Dives & Activities
Aqua Tutus schedules a monthly dive on dates picked by the board of directors. The dives are usually held at ocean dive sites along Monterey or Sonoma County in California. Each dive is organized by an Aqua Tutus officer or volunteer member. Scuba diving can be a dangerous, even life-threatening activity if done incorrectly. Divers need to regularly dive in order to maintain their skills at a safe level. Aqua Tutus dives provide members and the general public with local opportunities to dive safely and inexpensively in the challenging water conditions found along the central and northern California coast. These regularly scheduled dives offer members and the public the incentive and opportunity to expand and maintain their diving skills and safety.
Dives and other activities for the coming month(s) are planned and discussed at the monthly club meetings, announced in the club newsletter, The Aqua Tooter, appear on the event calendar, and posted on our Meetup group.
Most weekend dives take place in the Monterey, Pacific Grove and Carmel area. A few times a year dives are scheduled for Salt Point. There are also a number of opportunities to dive with club members in other states and countries.
Personal costs incurred through participation in this activity are paid by the individual.