Down Under Dive Shop
Our world is truly a beautiful place, with three-quarters of the earth’s surface covered by water. While the underwater world continues to inspire and amaze, SCUBA diving – simply known as ‘diving’ – gives us the ability to explore vast expanses of the planet seen by only a small percentage of the world. SCUBA – an acronym for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus – allows us to stay underwater for prolonged periods to see the pristine wonders that lie below.
Adventure abounds through local diving and dive travel. There are a plethora of things to do and see in the depths of the Gulf Coast. Whether you prefer beach diving in the shallow waters of the Gulf or boat diving to explore shipwrecks, artificial reefs, or the vast Florida Aquifer with its freshwater caverns and caves, diving has something for everyone, including unique opportunities for underwater photography and spearfishing.
Once bitten by the diving bug, travel, and diving go hand in hand, with each destination becoming a stepping stone to your next adventure. During your many journeys, you will form bonds with other diving enthusiasts worldwide who are also eager to make new friends and share incredible underwater experiences. The possibilities extended by diving are as endless as the water you explore.
Before beginning your underwater expedition and exciting new lifestyle, obtaining proper guidance, instruction, and the correct equipment is paramount. Working with a reputable dive shop will make the process an exceptional dive experience. Diving is a sport where excellent gear and guidance are essential.
While dive shops are many, not all are the same. The length of time the shop has been in business, gear quality, and their team’s ability to make reliable recommendations are indicators of a reputable dive shop. Many dive shops also offer introductory SCUBA courses and classes; however, the best dive shops offer certified courses by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). PADI is the world’s leading scuba diving training organization. It uses progressive training that introduces skills, safety-related information, and local environmental knowledge to student divers in stages. A dive shop that is associated and rated highly by PADI is an excellent indicator of a world-class dive shop.
Down Under Dive Shop is a local, Gulf Shores favorite serving the community for nearly 30 years. As a Five Star PADI Instructor Development Center – the highest PADI rating in the industry – PADI Course Director and shop owner Bryan Eslava and his team conduct numerous PADI programs, including entry-level Open Water Diver courses, advanced classes, and the most sought after scuba instructor courses as well as youth dive programs. As a reliable resource for local dive activities and means of travel to other beautiful destinations, both locally and afar, Down Under Dive Shop boasts connections in many marquee diving locations.
There is nothing quite like the tranquil yet exhilarating sensation of SCUBA diving. From exploring the delicate underwater ecosystem of a reef to reef fishing to exploring wrecks, a PADI certification through Dive Under Dive Shop makes the experience safer and more gratifying. Whether you want to discover the shallower waters of the coastline, caves, and reefs or go into open waters to see the sunken treasures of the deep, Down Under Dive Shop will help you safely make the most of your next Gulf Coast adventure.
DOWN UNDER DIVE SHOP
1129 Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
PADI Course Director