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…

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…

Practicing Buoyancy Control

Practicing Buoyancy Control

Everyone who dives knows that there are a lot of skills to learn. And  that you learn by practicing. And one of the most important and at the same time fun skills to practice is your Buoyancy Control! And what could be a better place to practice than in a pool, specifically build to practice scuba diving in?

Watch this action filled, short video showing divers Practicing Buoyancy Control!

 

Looks like they are having fun? Would you be interested in starting to scuba dive as well? Check out our scuba diving course options here and call … Read More…

Getting My Scuba Certification

By Giselle Aguiar

Mask & snorkel from Scuba Professionals of ArizonaA few months ago I decided that for my 60th birthday this year, I would tackle one of the items of my bucket list – getting my scuba certification. I wrote about my background and why I never finished my certification 35 years ago in this post.

I went online to take the Read More…

Check Something Off Your Bucket List – Get Scuba Certified!

By Giselle Aguiar

In full disclosure – Scuba Professionals of Arizona is one of my clients. I manage their social media and blog occasionally for them.

Back in the ’80s I was living in Puerto Rico working as activities coordinator in several hotels on the beach in El Condado and Isla Verde.

I was an avid snorkeler

A friend had a sailboat and on weekends, we would go to these uninhabited islands … Read More…