At The Scuba Shack, the staff’s family-oriented lessons encourage divers to take social rather than solo ventures into the blue beyond, teaching clients from around Oklahoma at their location on May Avenue. Each instructor carries an impressive résumé of underwater travels. The Scuba Shack is a member of PADI—the Professional Association of Diving Instructors—a scuba certifying agency recognized across the globe with exacting standards for training and safety.
Captaining PADI-certification courses and specialty seminars—which cover topics such as night diving, photography, and fish identification—the instructors take groups on open-water excursions to area lakes and Clear Spring Scuba Park. With trips to dive sites in Fiji and Mexico, they introduce divers to the visual wonder of reefs and aquatic wildlife throughout the world.
Whether at the retail store or beneath the water's surface, Bluewater Divers' crew maintains a commitment to helping their customers live life to the fullest. The staff, which includes PADI-certified instructors as well as an aptly named director of happiness, leads scuba classes at heated pools, natural bodies of water, or inside their own imaginations. After students master beginner courses, instructors can help them obtain PADI certification for open-water diving in the deep blue or learn advanced skills such as rescue diving. It’s not uncommon for students to foster new friendships with other divers or their instructors, especially during the school’s regularly scheduled social events and diving trips.
An authorized dealer for many leading brands, Bluewater Divers’ staff keeps the shop filled with necessary scuba equipment and accessories. The crew also runs a demo department, which lets divers test gear before they commit to living inside a giant fishbowl.