Why You need to take our Ocean Diver Program

Ocean Diver Card

By Paul Wagenseller, Co-owner of Scuba Professionals of Arizona

There is a hole in the dive industry. Divers are getting certified in lakes with low visibility, no currents and lack of underwater animals to see and interact with.  That’s why we have created a new course that takes the existing Open Water Certification Course and adds an additional section with items related to diving in the ocean:  currents, marine life, weighting for salt water, etc. Scuba Professionals of Arizona’s Ocean Diver Program is unique to the dive industry.

The course allows our Open Water Instructors … Read More…

National Sardines Day?

National Sardines Day

November 24th is National Sardines Day! Whether you enjoy eating the little oily fish that’s part of the herring family, Clupeidae or not, they do make for some cool underwater photography!

Sardines may have gotten their name from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia around which they once abundant. In other parts of the world they’re also known as pilchards.

They are very colorful underwater with shiny iridescent blue scales and a gold line in … Read More…

Diving with Sharks in Fiji

Shark diving with Scuba Professionals of Arizona

Recently Scuba Professionals of Arizona led a dive trip to Fiji. The crystal clear water of the south Pacific is perfect for exploring the beautiful sea life and that includes sharks. Yes, sharks are beautiful, not the terrors Jaws and countless others since have made them out to be. They are the great hunters of the sea, but they’re not, as one Discovery Channel “mockumentary” suggested, hunting you and me. In fact, they’re really not interested in us at all.

Our group of divers can attest to that. While most don’t want to come face to face with a shark, … Read More…

Which is the world’s deadliest animal?

The world's deadliest animal

As scuba divers, we often get questions about how we dare to dive among sharks. But really how accurate is it to be afraid of sharks? And which is the world’s deadliest animal? Which animal kills the most humans? Is it the shark? Or maybe crocodiles? Lions? Hippos? Dogs? Snakes? Or what about humans killing humans? That’s gotta be it, right?

No, neither of those is correct. As a matter of fact, the Shark is the LEAST DEADLIEST animal of them all. By far. The deadliest animal is…..the mosquito.

Take a look at this graphic that Bill Gates posted … Read More…