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Squalo Divers, a PADI Five Star Dive Center, works in tandem with top industry brands such as Aqualung, Mares, and GoPro to outfit divers so they can explore underwater ecosystems. Equipment such as tanks, depth gauges and buoyancy-control devices prepares landlubbers for underwater travel without tricking a whale into swallowing them. Alternatively, the shop’s maintenance services can whip older gear into working order before each aqueous adventure. Taught by certified instructors, Squalo Divers' courses run the gamut of scuba instruction, ranging from basic open-water certification to emergency-responder techniques. Courses incorporate cutting-edge training materials—including dependable gear and online study aids—and are taught in English or Spanish. The scuba center also offers trips to explore local waterways renowned for their extensive array of marine life.
16604 NE 2nd Ave
Miami,
FL
US
Boasting a five-star certification from the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, Pompano Dive Center's seasoned staff enlighten aquatic adventurers during comprehensive snorkeling and scuba-diving courses. The crew welcomes divers into a practice swimming pool or aboard their custom-built boat, Sea Dog Diver. The vessel departs into South Florida's beautiful waters in search of marine wildlife, wrecks, and schools of fried fish sticks. The team helps pupils gain PADI certification and teach specialty courses such as underwater photography and freediving, the art of diving with only a single breath. The staff also mans a retail shop, which carries the full ScubaPro line and enough wetsuits to clothe all of Atlantis's top businessmen.
101 N Riverside Dr, Ste 111
Pompano Beach,
FL
US
Sail Fish Scuba owners Chris and Jennifer Kerr want their clients to be able to do it all, exploring the water above and below with the necessary equipment, skills, and know-how. Beginner and advanced scuba divers can begin or further their underwater educations, or head out on one of the guided reef and wreck dives in a number of locales. Snorkeling outings are ideal for more casual explorers, as no extensive training is needed for open-water dives, and guides snap photos of participants during the trip that they can show to all their envious camel friends. Other outings include guided kayak tours, or leisurely boat rides through the mangrove trees.
103100 Overseas Hwy.
Key Largo,
FL
US
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.
4005 NW 114th Ave.
Doral,
FL
US
Diver’s Den Miami’s Saturday scuba classes inculcate new divers with aquatic expertise with a contagious enthusiasm the Miami NewTimes celebrated by making it the city’s best dive shop in 2006. Experienced instructors guide students through courses composed of up to 2.5 hours of classroom time and roughly two hours of pool instruction in which participants shout brusque commands at largely unresponsive puddles. The class does not include equipment, so clients should either bring their own snorkel, fins and mask or rent required equipment plus boots at the dive shop ($19), from which they can glean tips and tricks from the years their rental equipment has helped students during class.
12614 SW 88th St
Miami,
FL
US
Nautilus Spearfishing’s certified staff instructs water-sports enthusiasts in proper, safe diving techniques. Individuals looking to acclimate themselves to freediving methods and safety protocols can receive breath-holding know-how with Nautilus’ F.I.I. Intro to Freedive and Safety Course, a full-day class that gives diving neophytes a firm foundation in tankless diving and the basic knowledge required for future freediving education. Groups of no more than 10 students begin their instruction in a structured classroom, learning basic safety procedures, breathing techniques, and dismissing dinner invitations from deceptive sharks. After memorizing the do’s and don’ts of diving, pupils take to the Nautilus pool to practice their newfound skill set in a controlled environment.
6464 West Flagler Street
Miami,
FL
US
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