It would take a massive pool to accommodate every diver who's been trained by Scuba Outfitters of Naples. To date, the company's instructors have educated and certified more than 1,000 scuba divers, and their aquatic alumni only continue to grow in numbers. PADI training begins in Scuba Outfitters' heated indoor training pool, where the experts introduce the most fundamental skills, such as how to avoid dissolving. Eventually, the instructors take students to premier diving locations, including the reefs of Key Largo.
Imagine for a moment diving into the ocean, resurfacing with not only memories of the sub-aquatic environment, but a full reel of photographs, too. Underwater photography is just one of the many courses offered at Scuba Quest, a family-owned company that has shown students how to safely explore the seas for more than 25 years.
Scuba Quest began as a single shop, but has since spread to six locations across the state of Florida. At each, the company’s NAUI-certified instructors lead refresher courses, beginner classes, and comprehensive certification programs. Rather than climbing into fish tanks while pet-store clerks are on break, Scuba Quest's students can put their new skills to the test in unfamiliar waters during the company’s exotic diving excursions around the globe.
The certified instructors at Scuba Bill's Aquatic Adventures guide students through a slew of advanced diving classes as well as specialty courses in spear fishing and rescue diving. They even organize trips to exotic locales, where students can put their skills to use while diving through some of the world's most beautiful underwater scenery.
Ocean Hunters has virtually everything a diver would want to tackle the depths of any waters, from brand-name equipment to expert instruction. Instructors lead full open-water scuba certification classes, as well as other occasional classes in freediving and spearfishing. The shop sells equipment, gear, and apparel such as fins, wetsuits, and weight belts from brands including Oceanic, Genesis Scuba, and HammerHead Spearguns.
Paradise Below Diving offers people new perspectives on West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Those perspectives? Underwater, through a haze of coral, exotic fish, sea turtles, and mermaid furniture.The instructors here have 20 years of teaching experience and guide a variety of hands-on diving experiences to help connect divers with many types of certifications. Students can attend one of the organized sessions or arrange to meet instructors for private lessons. Supplemental materials are available online for busy learners and specialty classes cover topics such as search and recovery diving.
The ocean—it's one of the world's most underexplored regions. The PADI-certified instructors at Divers Cove give explorers the scuba tools they need to tour the ocean and the planet's myriad aquatic arteries. They initiate the curious with basic pool sessions during Discover Scuba courses and prep the seasoned with advanced classes and open-water dives. They offer specialty classes, too, such as underwater photography and rescue diving. They even outfit underwater mariners with scuba gear and perform repairs on busted equipment.