From Our Editors
The flipper-clad minds behind Oceanblue Divers live and breathe below the sea—and they're bent on helping others do the same. But while their expertise pervades every aspect of scuba adventuring, their facility's offerings can be boiled down to three deep-diving categories: training, gear, and travel.
The Training: Cookies are central to the Oceanblue Divers training philosophy—but not in any edible form. The PADI-certified instructors instead view baking as the antithesis of their diver-training program. Nobody can learn to dive through rote steps and precise measurements, they believe, but rather only by becoming comfortable through and through with the gear, the techniques, and the ocean's depths. Hence the curriculum: a mix of classroom instruction and pool practice augmented by real-world anecdotes from the instructors. A notable absence? Recipes.
The Gear: The onsite shop stocks equipment from some of the top scuba brands in the world, including Aqua Lung, Henderson, Mares, and Liquivision. Divers can also shop on-the-go by browsing everything from dive bags to gauges in the online store.
The Travel: The Bahamas, Indonesia, the Cayman Islands—such tropical locales are par for the course when it comes to Oceanblue Divers' adventures, upon which all skill levels are welcome. The team can also function as quasi-travel agents, building custom vacations for divers with specific destinations in mind, such as Cozumel or their neighbor's hot tub.