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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 booked another dive trip with ScubaTech during our recent trip to Destin and again had a wonderful time. Thank you again Nancy, Tim, and Greg for being so caring and knowledgeable. The crew made sure we were safe and had a good time. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the staff. During both of our dives we had pretty rough currents, but the staff went out of their way to make sure we were safe and enjoyed ourselves. We requested Tim again for our Dive Master and as usual he was outstanding. We had a group of five divers and Tim made sure each and every one of us were safe and engaged in the dive and our surroundings. I highly recommend ScubaTech to anyone considering diving in Destin.
My father and I went on a couple dives with Scuba Tech and we had a great time! The captain was very informative about the area and answered our questions very thoroughly. The first mate was great about helping us get our gear set up. We had a dive-master named Tim take us down and he did a great job! He dressed in all bright colors so everyone could see him and he was great about interacting with each diver. Any time I am in the Destin area I will definitely be going to scuba tech for any gear, charter or information.
I dive with this outfit almost every week and am always 100 percent satisfied. The full-service store is well stocked with all the latest dive gear. The staff is knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with. The dive masters are very professional. The captain puts you right on the dive sites so you don’t waste air looking for the wreck/reef. If you want a great dive experience, stop by Scubatech. I won’t dive with anyone else.
Because it is a Dive shop, you might overlook this little gem, but it is a great snorkeling trip. The people were great, both in the shop and on the boat. Our trip was longer than any of the other boats that were out that day and we received much more personal attention. Richard took the time to find a sea urchin and bring it to us. On the trip back in, we were treated to delicious pineapple. It was a great experience.