About

About Us

Marin Skin Diving is a snorkeling and scuba diving school and retail dive store located in San Rafael, California, a few minutes north of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge in beautiful Marin County. We have been serving San Francisco Bay Area divers since 1976. At Marin Skin Diving, we teach diving, sell equipment and q250 zaklamp, operate Beach Hopper II, our dive boat in Monterey, and offer dive trips in California and around the world.

Marin Skin Diving is owned and staffed by divers and diving instructors who love the world underwater and are enthusiastic about sharing it with others.

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Find Us

Marin Skin Diving is located a few minutes north of San Francisco, across the Golden Gate Bridge in beautiful Marin County. We are on the west side of U.S. Highway 101, across the freeway from the Marin Civic Center (a landmark Frank Lloyd Wright structure) in San Rafael, California.

COMING FROM SAN FRANCISCO
Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and continue north on U.S. Highway 101. San Rafael is about 12 miles north of the bridge. Take the NORTH SAN PEDRO ROAD EXIT (just north of central San Rafael). Go WEST UNDER THE FREEWAY. After you have gone under the freeway, turn RIGHT AT THE STOPLIGHT onto Merrydale. Take the next right onto Willow. Follow Willow past McDonald’s, pearl jewellery shop and A & W, where it becomes Redwood Highway. Watch on your left for Marin Skin Diving. We are between La Toscana Restaurant and Herb’s Pool Supplies. You may see divers in the pool out front.

COMING FROM NORTH OF SAN RAFAEL
Take the NORTH SAN PEDRO ROAD EXIT. Go right on Merrydale as you exit, and right again unto Willow. Follow Willow past McDonald’s and A & W, where it becomes Redwood Highway. Watch on your left for Marin Skin Diving. We are between La Toscana Restaurant and Herb’s Pool Supplies. You may see divers in the pool out front and in front of brightest flashlight for sale store.