Florida SCUBA Certification Vacations

Florida SCUBA Certification Vacations
With thousands of miles of warm coastline on both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, Florida is the best state in the continental United States to go scuba diving. Many scuba outfits in Florida offer courses that lead to certification by various international standard agencies for divers worldwide. By taking a certification course while vacationing in Florida, you can gain a valuable skill and a recognized certificate that will be valuable for years to come.

It's a Dive

It's a Dive is a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors)-certified scuba dive school that is located in the Marriott Key Largo Bay Resort, located just south of Miami. It's a Dive offers a full range of PADI-certified scuba courses including open water; basic certification; and rescue diver, an advanced certificate that trains you to perform medical rescues underwater. PADI is the largest diver training and certification organization in the world. Dives are offered in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and offer excellent opportunities to see underwater wildlife in some of the areas clearest waters. A variety of specialized certificate courses like underwater photography and night diver are offered to advanced visitors. Dive-and-stay packages are offered in conjunction with the Marriott hotel in order to make the vacation more convenient and affordable.

It's a Dive
Marriott Key Largo Bay Resort
Mile Marker 103.8
Key Largo, FL 33037
(305) 453-9881
itsadive.com

The Dive Station

The Dive Station is a professional diver training school in Orlando. The Dive Station offers PADI-certified courses in all levels from open water to dive master, which take place at the school's own dive pool and in the warm water's of Florida's east coast. They also offer instructor training certification courses and PADI emergency first responder courses for eligible advanced divers.

Dive trips to the Caribbean and Costa Rica, organized by the Dive Station, make a great scuba vacation for certified divers. Orlando is home to Disney World, and a vacation here can combine scuba certification with fun at the theme park.

The Dive Station
3465 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
(407) 423-4734
divestation.com

American Dive Center

The American Dive Center is a full-service dive certification school and fun dive center located in Coral Springs, part of Broward County. The school offers a complete selection of PADI-certified courses as well as TDI (Technical Diving International)-certified courses like Nitrox diving and deep diving.

This dive center offers dive trips to the coral reefs and wrecks off the east coast of Florida. Broward County is home to popular vacation cities like Palm Beach and Boca Raton and is a scenic place to spend a scuba certification vacation in Florida.

American Dive Center
8092 West Sample Road
Coral Springs, FL 33065
(954) 346-0174
coralspringsscuba.com

Article Written By Ocean Malandra

Based in San Francisco, Ocean Malandra is a travel writer, author and documentary filmmaker. He runs a major San Francisco travel website, is widely published in both online and print publications and has contributed to several travel guidebooks to South America.

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