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.
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!
Howell’s Dive Shop has organized an exciting dive trip to experience world-class diving with Atlantis Dive Resorts and Liveaboards. This unique dive vacation explores the reefs of Puerto Galera, including famed Verde Island. Click here for details!
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!