Under the tutelage of certified scuba instructors, pupils at the family-owned Scuba Monkey Dive Center explore underwater worlds during PADI, open-water, nitrox, and advanced courses. The center's regular dive trips gather together trained divers on jaunts to Venice Beach and Troy Springs, where they get up close with aquatic inhabitants and discarded pet rocks. At the shop, divers can stock up on brand-name equipment for sale and rent, refill tanks with nitrox and air, or hand over broken equipment to ace technicians, who swiftly identify and correct any problems.
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.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Having over 50 years of combined experience with our captains. It is hard to teach or train that kind of dedication. Not only will you have the opportunity to swim with the manatees, you will also get a history lesson of the beauty that surrounds us every day.
What is the experience customers can expect?
Customers can expect to see all sorts of wildlife—amazing birds, gators, all types of fish and of course getting to see the manatees. In over 35 years in running charter and tour trips, we have located some of the secret spots that some of our competitors may not know. Expect to be wowed!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Many years ago while visiting Florida my wife had a great idea: let's go swim with the manatees. I thought to myself what the heck is a manatee? I thought why not. It was so amazing we visited yearly. I want to share my experiences and memories with everyone around me for years to come.
What do you love most about your job?
I love people and being on the water. Is there a better life than being able to be happy everyday sharing your passions full time?
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Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.