PANAMA CITY DIVING Serious Gear, Serious Training and the Lifestyle of Adventure
106 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida 32408
Dive shop hours: Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat & Sun 8am-5pm
If you have ever been snorkeling and want to take it to the next level, our scuba diving classes are for you! Our Discover Scuba class is perfect for the first timer down on vacation with only so much time to squeeze in everything they want to do. Now is a great time to learn to scuba dive and start a new adventure. If you know you love scuba and want to earn a lifetime certification to dive, we can do that too. The first level of dive training requires 3 days of water training as well as some eLearning. Our Openwater certification classes are Friday, Saturday and Sunday every week, with custom private classes available during the week.
The Steel Slinger is based out of Treasure Island Marina. This dive boat is a custom made 36′ Newton dive special. She is USCG inspected for 30 regular passengers or 20 divers…. but we limit dive trips to just 14 scuba divers to insure comfort and space for everyone. The dive charters head to local shipwrecks and metal bridge spans that aggregate massive schools of our scaly friends. All of our charters are open to the public if there is space and we usually run 2 trips a day during the season. Please note that the dive charters described as “Offshore” require advanced certification due to the depths.
Spearfishing is essentially bow hunting underwater. It is neither easy to master or cheap to get into….. and it’s more addictive than crack. If you want to get clean, ethical and non-industrial protein that doesn’t have any hormones, pesticides, or antibiotics and you don’t mind wearing life support equipment to “go shopping” – this might be for you. We offer charters for very experienced divers that want to spearfish as well as closely supervised Introduction to Spearfishing classes where we teach you the basics and guide you on a spearfishing dive.
If you want to be a certified Diver or acquire your next certification, welcome! We offer everything from entry level to Trimix Diving certifications with instructors that are fun, patient and safe.
Technical Divers go beyond the 130′ depth and no Deco limits with special breathing mixes and training. If you want to go deeper and stay longer Tec may be for you.
If you have always wanted to check out scuba without committing to a whole weekend of training this is the class for you. This is a brief classroom session and a closely supervised dive in the Gulf of Mexico with all gear included.
We offer group travel to fun and exotic locations that we have discovered on our own and think you’ll want to see too. Fiji, Belize, Bonaire and more.