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Spring Diving Update: Everything You Need to Gear Up

Welcome to spring at DUDS, where the dive season is not just returning, but bursting into life with unmatched opportunities and gear for every underwater enthusiast.

From novices taking their first breath underwater to professionals shaping the future of diving, we've got you covered.

You don't want to miss our PADI Instructor Development Course, a rare gem in our area, perfect for those looking to elevate their diving career to new heights. But that's not all! Our PADI Open Water course is now even more enticing with special spring deals for newcomers. For the adventurous souls, our PADI Advanced Open Water courses April 13-14 promises to unlock new mysteries of the deep, and don't miss the chance to enhance your safety skills with our PADI Rescue Diver Course on May 4.

But wait, there's more! Warm weather brings our snorkeling trips, the ideal start to the season. Schedule yours today! Plus, we're ready for dive season with a full stock of essential dive lights, masks, high-quality wetsuits, fins, and dive apparel. Gear up and dive into adventure with us!

Exploration doesn't stop at diving. We continue to offer E-Bikes, Kayaks, and Paddle Boards for those who seek adventures on both water and land, because at DUDS, we believe the thrill of adventure knows no bounds.

As the season unfolds, let DUDS be your gateway to a world of aquatic wonders and beyond. We're more than just a dive shop; we're your partner in adventure, ready to make this dive season your most unforgettable yet.

Dive in with DUDS – where your next adventure begins.

– The Down Under Dive Shop Team

PADI Instructor Development participants on the dive boat

PADI IDC Course: Exclusive Training with Expert Bryan Eslava

Join our exclusive PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) on June 1-8, August 17-23, or October 5-12, taught by PADI Expert Bryan Eslava. Our center is one of the few in the area offering this advanced training, giving you a unique opportunity to become a certified PADI Instructor.

Under Bryan's experienced guidance, you'll dive deep into teaching methods, dive theory, and practical skills needed for professional diving instruction. This condensed yet comprehensive program is ideal for aspiring instructors looking to advance their careers in diving education.

Book your spot in our sought-after IDC and embark on a transformative journey to becoming a PADI-certified instructor with one of the industry’s best.

Divers inspect their gear

PADI Open Water Course Update

Our PADI Open Water Diver course is priced at $199 plus the cost of PADI E-Learning. While our April 1st session is fully booked, we're considering an additional course on April 15th based on interest, otherwise, our next available session will be on May 1st.

Course Features:

  • 30 Hours of Instruction: Six days of personalized dive training.

  • Gear Rental Included: All scuba equipment provided for the course duration.

  • Dive Sessions: Four pool dives to develop your skills, followed by four open water dives for practical experience.

  • Customized Classroom Learning: Tailored dive theory sessions to optimize your learning.

  • Certification: Earn your PADI Open Water Certification and join the worldwide community of divers.

Participants need to register for PADI E-Learning separately and have their own mask, fins, and snorkel.

This course offers everything you need to start your diving journey this spring, with expert instruction and comprehensive support.

A pair of snorkelers in shallow water

Love Snorkeling? We've Got You Covered!

Our snorkeling trips, available for $125 plus the cost of rental equipment, offer a unique opportunity to explore the ocean's wonders at the optimal time of high tide. This timing ensures you'll experience the best conditions with clearer waters and abundant marine life.

Key Features of Our Snorkeling Trips:

  • High Tide Scheduling: Experience the Gulf at its finest, with high tide offering the ideal conditions for snorkeling.

  • Cost-Effective Exploration: At $125, plus any necessary rental gear, you can enjoy the rich underwater world without breaking the bank.

  • Rental Gear Available: We provide a selection of top-quality snorkeling equipment for those needing to rent, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Embark on a snorkeling journey with us and immerse yourself in the vibrant ecosystems thriving in the Gulf of Mexico. Our trips are designed for anyone eager to witness the Gulf's beauty up close, providing an accessible and memorable adventure.

Call us at 251-968-DIVE (3483) for details.


Divers exploring a coral reef

Explore the Circalittoral Reef: Dive Trips to Shell Beach

Dive into the Gulf of Mexico’s Circalittoral Reef at Shell Beach, a vibrant underwater paradise rich in marine life and stunning landscapes. Experience the diversity of fish and coral species in their natural setting, guided by our expert instructors.

Our trips cater to all skill levels, promising an unforgettable journey through one of the region’s most beautiful reefs. For an exciting dive adventure, contact the Dive Shop at 251-968-DIVE (3483).


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