Scuba Santa Day

Fox Channel 10 at Scuba Professionals of Arizona

Scuba Santa is coming to Scuba Professionals of Arizona on Saturday, December 5!  Fox Channel 10 broadcasted live to inform everyone about this fantastic event we call Scuba Santa Day! The video is a “behind the scenes” video from the live shoot!

Yearly event

Scuba Santa Day is a yearly event. Yes, of course Santa comes every year! Santa jumps in to the pool and waits for you to join him, with your family and friends, and have the best Christmas picture ever – from the bottom of the pool!

Free of Charge – help St. Mary’s Food … Read More…

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…

Scuba Diving in Cozumel, Mexico

Underwater life in Cozumel

Scuba Diving in Cozumel, Mexico is one of the worlds best dive areas! We just came back from a fantastic week of diving with some of our customers and friends.

First Class Diving

Some of the underwater life we encountred was large red crabs, lobsters, green moray eels, spotted moray eels, green sea turtles, file fish, yellow grunts, squirrel fish and nurse sharks to name a few. Watch the video and enjoy!

We stayed at The Occidental Grand Cozumel Resort, an all inclusive,  ocean-front resort that is surrounded by a tropical mangrove and offers a beautiful tropical landscape … 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.

SSI-Logo-TechnicalExtendedRangeExtendedRangeCenter_200Some people think that … Read More…