Step into Hollywood Divers and feel the aquatic vibe. Peruse the spacious store's collection of wetsuits, scuba gear and tanks and you will half-expect to be tapped on the shoulder by an octopus, despite the store's inland Cahuenga Pass location. Blown-up undersea photomurals add to the marine feel. Hollywood Divers is the go-to place for neophytes and old salts alike. Its selection of masks, snorkels, fins, gloves, lights, gauges, hoses, bags, apparel, dive computers and underwater camera gear is considered unparalleled for quality, and its customer service wins consistent raves for friendly, helpful attitude and attention to detail. But more than a retail/rental shop, Hollywood Divers is a fantastic place to take scuba classes, including basic diving certification, refresher courses, open-water diving, rescue diving and underwater photo/video skills. This is the place to cultivate your inner Aquaman. (Note: Hollywood Divers is not held responsible for dishpan fingers and toes.) 3575 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Studio City. (323) 969-9875,
—Adam Gropman

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