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Travel Tips

Welcome to Down Under Dive Shop! We're excited to help you plan your diving adventure in the mesmerizing underwater world of the Gulf Coast. Before you embark on your journey, here are a few travel tips to ensure you have a safe and unforgettable experience.


Firstly, make sure to pack appropriate dive gear, including a wetsuit, mask, fins, and a dive computer if you have one. If you don't have your own equipment, don't worry! We offer high-quality rental gear to suit your needs. Secondly, it's essential to have a valid diving certification. If you're not certified yet, we provide various certification courses tailored to different levels of experience. Lastly, familiarize yourself with the local diving regulations and environmental guidelines to help preserve the stunning marine ecosystem.


Our experienced staff is always available to answer any questions and provide assistance throughout your dive trip. Get ready to explore the breathtaking underwater wonders of Lower Alabama with Down Under Dive Shop!

Items You Need

Here's everything you need to plan a successful trip with Down Under Dive Shop. 

Scuba Equipment
Dive Equipment
  • Wetsuit: We recommend a 3mm to 5mm wetsuit, depending on the season and dive location.

  • Mask: Choose a mask that fits snugly and provides a clear field of vision.

  • Fins: Opt for fins that are comfortable and suitable for the type of diving you'll be doing.

  • Dive Computer: A dive computer helps you track your depth, bottom time, and decompression limits.

Divers Preparing for Dive
Diving Certifications
  • Open Water Diver: If you're new to diving, our Open Water Diver course is perfect for you.

  • Advanced Diver: Enhance your skills and explore deeper depths with our Advanced Diver course.

  • Specialty Courses: We offer various specialty courses like underwater photography and wreck diving.

Scuba Diver
Regulations & Environmental Guidelines
  • Marine Parks: Familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations of the local marine parks you'll be diving in.

  • Conservation Practices: Learn about responsible diving practices to minimize your impact on the delicate marine ecosystem.

  • Dive Briefings: Listen attentively to dive briefings and follow the instructions provided by our experienced dive guides.

Got Questions? We can help.

Let us know what kind of diving experience you're looking for and we'll get back to you with answers.

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