Welcome to the Howell’s Dive Shop and Mining Supplies Website
Northern California’s one-stop center for all your diving and mining needs
Open at the original Redding location since 1952, Howell’s is one of the oldest dive shops in the United States. Bud and Ray Howell began diving the Sacramento River for gold in 1959, and became a Scubapro dive equipment dealer in 1965. In the years since, Howell’s has expanded their line to include the latest in diving and mining equipment, and is anxious to share this rich history with others seeking to explore the exciting underwater world.
Howell’s is a Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Five-Star facility. We have four PADI certified dive instructors to fit your schedule, and can fulfill your training goals from open water through dive master certification. We offer a full line of diving equipment for sale or rental, including complete packages, at competitive prices. Our helpful and experienced staff will guide you in selecting equipment that will best meet your needs, goals, and budget.
Due to our long history in the area and our familiarity with favorite dive sites, our staff can provide tips and recommendations on local diving.
Due to unavoidable scheduling and logistical conflicts, five divers originally scheduled for the December 10-20, 2022, Philippines dive trip will be unable to accompany the group. As a result, they are offering their slots for sale. Originally costing $3,223 they will transfer their slot to you for $2,500 each, cash only. 8 days of Diving 4-5 dives a day plus 4-night dives. Three meals daily included. Most people are flying out of San Francisco on Philippines air (800-1000) non-stop. This obviously presents you with an outstanding dive opportunity at a significant discount. Prospective buyers should be aware that divers must present a current Covid vaccination card to gain entry into the Philippines. If you’re interested, please call Rich at Howell’s at 530-241-1571.
Thanks for your consideration,
Truth Aquatics Conception
Prior to the tragic fire aboard the Truth Aquatics Conception, Howell’s Dive Shop sponsored annual trips on the Conception for 35 years. Pictured is our last group, just weeks before the fire that resulted in the loss of 34 lives. We were deeply saddened by the accident, yet grateful for 35 years of wonderful memories.
Howell’s would like to sincerely thank all our loyal customers for their support over the last 62 years as we look forward to continuing our rich tradition of excellent service. Please consider us for all your diving and mining needs!