|    Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm / Saturday: 9am to 4pm  |    (530)241-1571  |    1426 Eureka way, Redding CA. 96001

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.  If your plans include live-aboard ocean diving, we offer at least one annual trip to the California coast.

Hammerhead Shark Dives

Oct 16-21, 2018


Four days of three tank diving. in conjunction with is offering unique opportunity for four divers to participate in the famed Hammerhead sharks in the “Sea of Cortez” in La Paz, BCS.  Click here for details!


7 Nights/8 days in French Polynesia Save 30% 

Jan 29-Feb 5, 2020


Just say the words “French Polynesia” and what springs to mind are thrilling currents and passes. And a plethora of small islands with stunning white beaches, surrounded by crystal clear warm waters.   Click here for details!


Santa Barbara Live Aboard Trip

Every year in July since 1984, Howells Dive Shop has taken up to 30 people on a dive trip to the Channel Islands, off the coast of Santa Barbara, on a 3 day ‘live aboard’ dive experience. Three days of unlimited dives. Trip includes all food. Trip accommodates up to 30 people. Bring your own gear or we’ll charge a 1 day rental fee for the entire trip if you need gear. Email or call Howells for more information. These Pictures are taken of the Channel Islands. 

Price 2019 $615.00.  

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!