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Destin Diving With ScubaTech
Come join ScubaTech and dive the beautiful waters of the Emerald Coast. The most popular SCUBA diving begins just a few miles from the Destin East Pass. Unlike anywhere in the Panhandle of Florida, Destin is unique in that the limestone outcroppings begin just a few miles off the beach, and are covered with soft corals, sponges, game fish, and an abundance of tropical fish. These ledges are also home to shovel-nose and spiny lobsters. The reefs range from 2-8 feet in height at a depth of 82-95 feet. The observant SCUBA diver will also notice many types of shells and the photographer will be surprised at the magnificent macro photography and underwater scenery.
The wreck diving is also excellent in this area, ranging in depths of 57-100 feet. Destin is home to four Barges, two Liberty Ships, LCM landing crafts, Tugboats, the old Destin Bridge, and much more! Grouper, cobia, snapper, flounder, and amberjack are some of the most common fish found on the reefs and wrecks.
We offer many types of classes on SCUBA diving to include Open Water and Advanced Open Water classes, just to name a few. If you’re not sure you’re ready to dive in and want to get your feet wet first, we also offer Discover SCUBA as well as snorkeling by the Destin Jetties. Discover SCUBA gives you the opportunity to try a dive before committing to a full open water class. No experience necessary and it is a lot of fun!
We usually dive March through late November, with water temperatures ranging from the mid 60’s in early spring to the low 80’s in the summer. Winter temperatures can get down to the low 50’s, making it a great time for maintenance, repairs, and Caribbean travel trips. The visibility ranges from as low as 10-100 feet, with the average visibility in the summer and fall being approximately 40 feet.
Goliath Grouper and large Southern Stingrays are commonly seen and if you are lucky we have been blessed with Whale Sharks, Manta Rays, and once a Humped Back Whale. One never knows what mysteries the Gulf of Mexico has in store for the divers to see. So, don’t waste another minute, come get certified with ScubaTech today!
Some reviews from our previous customers
My husband and i had instruction and certification dives with Greg. We found him to be thorough and fun – in the pool and in the Gulf. My husband had extensive experience in free diving so was comfortable in the depths. My comfort level was greatly enhanced by Greg and the skills he taught me. We are going on a trip to the South Pacific and will be doing some diving. I had apprehension before my instruction with Greg but am now very excited and looking for more opportunities to dive!
Everyone at ScubaTech were great – from Marianne in the store to the captain of the boat to Jacob the deckhand (who brought pineapple, which was great after diving). Cannot stress enough how wonderful the instruction was with Greg and how friendly Nancy was, always following up to check on our progress.
I made my first open water dives with Scuba Tech back in 2006. I have dove all over the world since then, and I highly recommend ScubaTech for all of your training. I made a dive with them a few weeks ago, and they are still the same great outfit they were back then, still full of enthusiasm, knowledge, and a willingness to help.
I can’t tell you how excited I am about them tracking down my old training from another dive shop so I could get my permanent SSI Nitrox card without having to retake the course. I have been using my temporary card for years now, with much resistance, but I won’t have to deal with that headache any more! Thanks to these guys!
Scuba tech was a great experience for someone looking for something more than just ordinary to do. Although nerve racking, instructors were very friendly, welcoming and trusting. I highly recommend this place and experience to anyone looking to see the ocean at a different view (40ft down under!)
I am a certified diver, but it had been a number of years since my last dive and my 12 year old daughter wanted to try scuba. I signed her up for the discover scuba course and I did a refresher dive with her. Rabbi and Greg were great instructors and made my daughter feel comfortable in the water. We had a great time. Thanks!