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.

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Night Diving with the Scuba Girls

Scuba Girls Night Diving

Diving at night means excitement, adventure and fascination all at the same time!
The underwater world is a new and mystical world for us. While diving at night you can discover a different side of this world and you can experience it from a completely different view. On this monthly Scuba Girls meeting, we all got in the pool, turned off all the lights and practiced Night Diving.

Watch this short video as our Scuba Girls are playing around in the pool and getting comfortable night diving.

It is an unbelievable feeling to discover the mysteries held … Read More…

Check out Dive for Open Water Certification

Mask Removal at Check out DIve

Watch this 6 minutes video demonstrating a Check Out Dive for Open Water Certification at Lake Pleasant. Our Instructor works with her Student who performs Regulator Clearing, Regulator Retrieval, Mask Clearing, Mask Removal, Air Sharing and Controlled Ascent.

The skills performed at this check out dive was made at a depth of 23 feet and the total dive lasted 15 minutes.

 

Looks fun, doesn’t it? It is and becoming scuba certified allows you to explore the amazing underwater world! Learning to dive in Lake Pleasant, which doesn’t always have the best visibility, will give you an … Read More…

Extended Range Diving with Helium

Extended Range Diving

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

After diving recreational limits, some divers crave something more – diving in the depths below recreational diving limits of 130 feet, so called Extended Range Diving. This takes extensive training and diving experience and is not for the faint of heart diver. I’m going to shed some light on this by explaining the difference between standard “balloon quality” helium versus what divers need – USP breathing helium.

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California Scuba Dive Trip

Carl Hayden High School' Robotic team students getting scuba certified

A few weeks ago, we took our group of scuba students from Carl Hayden High School’s Robotic team to California for their open water certification dives.

Carl Hayden studens certification dives - beach entryIt was a California Scuba Dive Trip with shore dives out of LaJolla, just north of San Diego. After having completed their beginner scuba pool and academic skills at … Read More…