Upcoming Dive Trips!

Cozumel, Mexico

September 25th-October 2nd, 2021

 

Join us for a week of diving in crystal clear turquoise Caribbean water Fall Break 2021!

The Cozumel reef is part of the Mesoamerican Reef, the second largest reef system on earth after the Great Barrier reef. It is located in the Atlantic Ocean and begins north of Yucatan, at Contoi island. From there it covers the entire coast of the southeast of Mexico, Belize and Guatemala down to the Bay of islands in Honduras. The Mesoamerican Reef is over 600 miles long and also called ‘Great Mayan Reef’. Thereby it consists of a system of atolls, reefs, lagoons and seagrass meadows.

Cozumel is considered one of the best diving and snorkeling areas in the world. Jacques Cousteau discovered on his dives in the sixties the beauty of the coral reefs on Cozumel. Since then, thousands of water sports enthusiasts come every year to dive at the fabulous Cozumel reefs or discover the underwater world of Cozumel on a snorkeling tour.

Call 678-82-SCUBA or email us at scuba@sharkiesswimandscubaacademy.com for more details! 

Panama City Beach, FL

Join us for a Memorial Day 2021 (May28-31) in Panama City Beach for a weekend of spring and wreck diving!

Spring Diving:

Created by Doc & Ruth Dockery, Vortex Spring is home to the Red & White "Diver Down" Flag and is one of the largest diving facilities in the state of Florida. The 500+ acre Resort produces approximately 32 million gallons of crystal "gin" clear water daily at a year round temperature of 68 degrees.

Wreck Diving:

The Gulf of Mexico is home to many world famous wrecks. The most famous wreck is the 465′ Empire Mica, a British Ocean tanker built in 1941 and torpedoed and sunk in WWII. You can also explore the Grey Ghost, a 110′ tug; the Chippewa, a 160; coastal freighter; a 441′ WWII Liberty ship; the Chickasaw, a 110′ tug; and the S.S. Tarpon, a 220′ WWII tug.

In the 1970s the Panama City Marine Institute initiated a program of artificial reef building to help bring fish habitats to the area. You can explore the breeding grounds of a variety of fish, corals and sea life. Swim among exotic and beautiful sea life in the warm, clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Divers can explore the multitude of artificial reef sites including the LOSS Project, Stage I, Stage II, fifteen 160′ long and 35’ high bridge spans, The City of Atlantis, Twin Barges, and many more.

If you'd like to join us on this adventure, the price is $1199.00 per person and includes the following:

Hotel accommodations for the weekend

All diving fees for Vortex Springs​​

One day of 2-tank boat diving

Open Water Certification Dives

Rental of: 

  • BCD

  • Regulator

  • Wetsuit

  • Computer

  • Air cylinders and fills

*Food is not included

*Masks, Fins, Snorkels, Hoods, Gloves, and any gear not listed above are available for an additional fee

 

 Manatee Excursion Experience at Crystal River, Florida!

 

Crystal River, Devil’s Den, Blue Grotto, & Rainbow River

Best Western Hotel

Prices starting at just $700!

January 17 thru January 20, 2020

 

 

Crystal River:

This trip will provide you with the rare opportunity to meet the West Indian Manatee. Currently only 1200 are left in Florida’s water, and they are on the endangered species list.  We will be offering the Manatee Awareness Specialty Course, to provide a better understanding of these rare creatures. Open to anyone! This is a snorkel experience that ANYONE can participate in!

 

Devil’s Den:

Scuba Diving At Devil’s Den Spring, what an amazing connection that can occur when one goes underwater to explore a whole new world.

On cold winter mornings you can see steam, like smoke, rising from the chimney opening. Thus, the early settlers gave the name Devil's Den. With crystal clear water, year round 72 degree water temperatures, ancient rock formations with stalactites, fossil beds dating back 33 million years, and much more, you're guaranteed to leave with memories that will last a lifetime!

 

Rainbow River Drift 1-Tank Boat Dive:

About 100 miles north of Tampa Bay, this 5.7-mile river is a genuine jewel, and lives up to its name. When sunlight hits the crystalline turquoise water, a veritable light show ensues. Glints of multicolored spectrums set the sandy bottom ablaze, mingling with the patterns of ripples reflected all around, while long, healthy kelly-green strands of sea grass — also called mermaid hair — play in motion with the water.

 

Blue Grotto:

Dive the largest clear water cavern located in the heart of freshwater spring country in Williston, Florida. The Blue Grotto lets you dive down to a depth of 100 feet (30 meters) in crystal clear water all the way down at a water temperature of 72 degrees Fahrenheit (23 degrees Celsius) all year round! The nature surrounding Blue Grotto is great for having a picnic with the family or friends between your dives. You can enjoy a relaxing BBQ after some great dives or even stay the night in one of their nice cabins by the pool.

   

    • Tour Includes:

    • 3  Nights Accommodation 

    • Breakfast Daily

    Manatee Excursion

 

ADD ONS:

    • Open water Certification - $300

    • Advanced Certification - $250

    • Nitrox Certification - $150

(This does not include diving fees or air fills for each site)

    • State-of the-Art- Dive Equipment: BCD, Regualtor, PSI & Depth Gauge/Computer, Tank - $100

    • 1 day of 2-tank Devil’s Den & all air fills - $60

    •      1 day of 1-tank Rainbow River, K.P. Hole - $95

    • 1 day of 2-tank Blue Grotto and air fills - $75

EXTRA EQUIPMENT NEEDED:           

    • Mask ($25 rental), Fins ($25 rental), Boots, ($25 rental) & Snorkel ($25 rental). 

    • 5mm Wet Suit - ($65 rental)

    • Equipment Bag

    • Ground Cover for your Equipment

    • Slate Board & Log Book

OPTIONAL (but recommended) EQUIPMENT:

    • Gloves, 

    • Beanie Cap or Hood

    • Knife

    • Underwater Light

    • Large Heavy Trash Bag for wet things

    • Water and Snacks

    • Reservation requires a $100 NON REFUNDABLE deposit *Balance due 30 days prior to departure     Limited to space availability

1318 Concord Rd. Smyrna, GA * 678-82-SCUBA   

 www.sharkiesswimandscubaacademy.com

 

Best Western

614 NW US Highway 19 

Crystal, FL

352-795-3171

 

Dive Center @ Best Western

8:00 A.M.

352-795-6798

White Quarry

Need something closer to home to do your check out dives?? We have you covered! 45 Minutes from Atlanta, crystal clear water, camping (or not!) over the weekend, still have amazing aquatic life and super easy platform diving!

 

This package starts at 649.00! Includes a weekend of diving, state of the art rental gear, air fills and entrance fees.