1. Where are you located?
2. How much are your classes?
3. What does the price include?
4. What is your class schedule?
5. Why do I need my own personal gear of mask, fins, snorkel and booties?
6. Do you sell equipment?
7. Can my friend or significant other come to the lake with me?
8. Can I use my Pool?
9. What is an independent instructor?
10. I have more questions, how do I contact you?
11. Can you send me more information?
Q: Where are you located?
A: I teach at two locations, Orlando (Waterford Lakes) Florida and North Tampa (Temple Terrace) Florida.
I am an independent PADI instructor. I have a dedicated classroom areas and heated pools.
I considered putting my address on the website, but decided that since I am not an actual brick and mortar business and I
publish my training calendar on the website, it would be prudent to leave off the address. However, I will
furnish the exact address to anyone that is interested in scuba lessons. You are more than welcome to stop by
and check things out. If you would like to talk with one of my previous students, I can provide you with references.
I realize that not everyone wants to take scuba diving lessons from an independent instructor. I do keep in-stock all
training materials, all of the necessary equipment and staff to provide you a state of the art scuba class in a professional
yet comfortable environment. Check things out!
Q: How much are your classes?
A: Our classes start at $399
(all inclusive) for our regularly scheduled group classes and
semi-private lessons (less than 4 people) cost $499
(all inclusive). We do offer 1-on-1 private lessons
for $599 (all inclusive).
I know that sounds like a lot of money, but that price is 1-on-1 instruction. You pay the one price and that is
it, no hidden fees. Our prices includes scuba park entry fees for two days, all air fills for pool and lake
weekend, BCD and regulator rental, wetsuit rental, training materials and we provide drinks and lunch during the pool
sessions and lake weekend. When you are pricing a scuba class, ask the dive shop and/or instructor what
is included in their price. I bet you will be surprised what is NOT included.
Q: What does the price include?
A: Our price covers most everything scuba related you will need to become a certified Open
Water Scuba Diver. You need to pay for gas to and from the classroom, confined water dives and open water dive sites, hotel fees if you
stay in a hotel, breakfast and dinner costs. Click here for a complete
listing of what our All Inclusive Open Water Diver Course price includes.
Q: What is your class schedule?
We can schedule semi-private and private classes most anytime. Our group price classes are listed on our Dive Training
Calendar. Click here for our updated
Dive Training Calendar for our class schedules
and dive trips.
Q: Why do I need to buy my own mask, snorkel, fins, and booties?
A: The mask should fit your face, the snorkel should be one you like,
the fins and booties should fit your feet. The mask, fins, snorkel and booties are what we call "Personal Gear".
You will be taking your personal gear with you when you go diving. You will be more comfortable if these items fit you well.
You can rent them at most diving destinations.... if they have your size. It makes no difference to us where you purchase your
personal gear. The most important thing is the equipment needs to fit you properly. We would recommend you purchase these items
from one of our Affiliate Dive Stores.
Q: Do you have equipment for sale?
A: NO, Selling equipment is not our goal.... teaching
scuba diving is our primary goal. All of our student BCD's and regulators are for sale. If you are taking a class and
like the equipment you are using, we will be glad to negotiate a good price if you are interested. However, if you would be interested
in purchasing your equipment new we can refer you to a student friendly dive shop and receive a 10%
student discount or you can visit one of our
Affiliate Dive Stores to purchase equipment.
Q: Can my friend or significant other come to the lake with me?
A: The answer is "YES". However, they will
need to pay for the non-diving park entry fees that apply.
Q: Can I use my Pool?
A: The answer is "YES" for most people, if your
pool is at least 6 feet deep, we can use your pool. Standards state that the depth of a confined water site, such as a swimming pool must
be sufficient to meet the objectives of the skill. Some skills must be conducted in water shallow enough to stand up in while others must be
conducted in water too deep to stand. This works best with groups or family members that sign up together.
Q: What is an Independent Instructor?
A: Independent Instructors do not teach for a dive shop. In my case, I
like being an independent instructor because I can set my own schedule, set my own prices, offer specialties
on all of our lake weekends, offer trips to scuba diving destinations, have access to equipment to outfit a class
of eight, but I like to keep my class size at 6. I offer you the option of coming to my classroom or I will come to you,
I can provide a dive location with pool like conditions or I can you use your pool (for most people, it should be at least 6 feet deep),
I can assist you in purchasing equipment and I feel I can offer you state of the art training and have fun while we do it. I just don't have
a store front. I an affiliated with course directors and several area dive shops. I can offer you full service.
Q: I have more questions, how do I contact you?
A: Call us at (972) 467-8314
or email us at or
sign-up online to request information.
Q: Can you send me more information?
A: Call us at (972) 467-8314
or email us at or
sign-up online to request additional information.
For more information, please call us at (972) 467-8314 or
email us at
or click here to request
additional information or to sign-up online
for a class or dive trip.