News from Down Under

Crystal River Manatee Trip Feb. 9-10

Start the morning snorkeling with the curious and playful manatees in the 72 degree Crystal River Florida springs.
These wonderful, gentle mammals come up to the surface for a great photo opportunity. After enjoying the incredible experience with the manatee, snorkel the main spring called kingspring.
To top off your manatee tour scuba divers can enjoy the optional scuba dive into 30 ft. of open water to the entrance of the cavern. An abundance of fish hang outside the entrance of the Kingspring cavern.
Great viz and shallow depths make this an adventure that is fun for the entire family.

Vacation Package Includes:
Friday and Saturday Night Hotel Stay
Saturday morning orientation, boat trip, and guided snorkel tour.
Saturday afternoon Rainbow River drift dive or snorkel trip.
Sunday morning boat trip, and guided snorkel or dive tour.
50% off on Rentals.

Prices Per Person:
Single Occupancy $299 pp
Double Occupancy $249 pp
Triple Occupancy $199 pp
Quad Occupancy $149 pp
Extra Nights $120 + Tax 

Call and sign up today! 251-968-3483

Keys Trip Feb. 10-13

When it comes to diving and snorkeling, the Florida Keys unlock an underwater paradise. Here, you'll find the longest living reef in the western hemisphere; more than 500 wrecks to explore; the world's first underwater hotel, more dive shops per square mile than anywhere else in the world; and crystal clear waters with visibility up to 120 feet -- it's no wonder that divers from all over the world come to the Florida Keys.

4 Days of Two Tank Diving with a PADI 5 Star IDC and 46’ Newton Boats.
(Dives include Christ of the Abyss, the Speigel Grove and The Washington and the Duane.)
Tanks and weights are included.  Nitrox upgrade available $8 per tank/per dive.
All Wreck Divers will be required to Purchase a $10 Medallion and supply dive Computers.

Accommodations Conveniently located next to the Dive Boat.

$800 per person Double Occ.
$700 per person Triple Occ.
$600 per person Quad. Occ
Non Divers Less $400
Snorklers: $40 per trip. 

Call and sign up today! 251-968-3483

Adventures in Diving Weekend Jan. 19 Vortex Springs

The PADI Adventure Diver course helps you get more out of diving by introducing you to new types of scuba diving adventures. It’s a great opportunity to work with your instructor to build your scuba diving skills and gain more confidence.
The Fun Part
Have you always wanted to try digital underwater photography? How about Sidemount Diving? Here's your chance because you can sample three dives of your choice, or choose an area to specialize in and feel more at ease in the water, strengthening your underwater skills and letting you enjoy scuba diving more than ever.
  • Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may be credited toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty course. This means you can be well on your path to becoming a Master Scuba Diver.
  • Cost $250 plus lodging (includes elearning or manual, equipment rentals and specialty equipment use such as Scooters or Cameras)
  • Add the nitrox specialty and save $50
What You Learn
You can choose what you’re most interested in learning. Need to work on your buoyancy skills? Try the Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive. Want to know what you’re looking at down there? Choose any three of the following Adventure  Dives:  
Call and sign up today! 251-968-3483

BONAIRE March 9th-16th

Dive Bonaire!!!

We also welcomed a new batch of divers this past month.

PADI Open Water: Desiree Hudson and Sherry VerdelEnriched Air Diver: Christina LangRescue Diver: Dirk Pechacek.Sidemount Diver: Andrew HanksPADI Master Divers: Hannah Findley and Ransom Oakes.How about a round of applause for all of Down Under's newly certified divers.

... and lets not forget our newest Divemaster.  Congrats to Jessica Polk on a job well done.  We hope you have an awesome and safe adventure on the other side of the world.


PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)
Are you looking for something extraordinary?

To do something others can only dream of? To help people transform their lives? To open doors you didn't even know existed?
All of this, and more, awaits you as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
The Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program is one of two distinct components of PADI’s Instructor Development Course (IDC)—the core of PADI Instructor training.
The first portion is the Assistant Instructor course followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor program.
The IDC program is a minimum of five days (not including online independent learning) It introduces you to the entire PADI System of diver education and concentrates on further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator.