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Join the meet up group for free and keep up with all our dives at: is an online store developed by Scuba Lessons Inc. of Florida.  The items in this store are extremely competitively priced as it is our goal to make scuba diving affordable for everyone.  This is our top priority to share the love of scuba with everyone. 

We provide scuba training, advanced classes, specialty classes, equipment, trips, events, club, dive technology, dive site maps, news and discounts for members of our club. 

Scuba Lessons Inc. serves the following areas in Florida: Ft. Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, Sarasota, Tampa, Clearwater, Bradenton, Key Largo, West Palm Beach, Deston, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna, Edgewater, Daytona, Port Orange, Kissimmee, Winter Springs, Altamonte Springs, Orlando, Longwood, Poinciana, UCF area and South to Tampa, St. Pete, Ft. Myers and West Palm Beach and Miami and Key West.

In less than two weekends and for only $329.00 you can be certified to dive safely with one of our professional and thorough instructors. This price includes your complete book pack and rental gear needed to dive for all classes through certification. NO SURPRISES.  The only thing not covered in that price is your parking cost at state parks or springs we use which are about $6 to $10 per day depending on the location chosen.  Classes are done in 3 - 4 days in most cases.  For those with a great deal of comfort in the water and a rush schedule we can push it in two days but prefer at least 3.  We train using a Co-Op of PADI America's professionally trained and certified Dive Masters & Instructors and Experienced Scuba Diving Equipment Specialists Scuba Lessons, Inc. provides everything any diver at any level needs to have safe, fun dives.

We generally teach either in aquatic centers, local crystal clear Florida Springs like Ponce De Leon Springs, Blue Springs, Lake Denton Springs, Devils Den, Blue Grotto or beaches like Venice Beach, Phil Foster Park in West Palm or Biscayne Bay in Miami. We also partner with the best dive boat in West Palm Beach, FL the Sandy's Sunday and with RJ's Diving in Miami for the best diving in Florida for those that want to checkout in the ocean on one of these boats we get the best rates for students only $80 for a 2 tank dive, includes tanks and weights.

Scuba Lessons Inc. has programs to learn scuba from ages 8 and up! Scuba is great family fun!

Our dive club includes members of all ages and experience levels who enjoy sharing in the great sites, dive planning and tremendous amount of fun we all have together.

Current Instructors Accepting Classes now are:

TinaTina O'Connell, Founder & President, PADI Advanced, Rescue,tinaNitrox,Divemaster,PADIDSD Leader & NAUI Instructor [Teaching NAUI Open Water, Advanced, Nitrox, Rescue Diver, Master Diver, Asst. Instructor, Divemaster, First Aid, Adult & Infant CPR, AED Courses] (Kissimmee, Ft. Myers, West Palm, Daytona, Orlando, Brevard areas) Tina is born and raised in Florida. This experienced dive leader knows how to show you the most exciting part about scuba diving. Enjoy a bit of manatee swims in the cool fall seasons to West Palm dives where you push the fish out of your way in the warmest summer months. Tina knows all the greatest spots in Florida. Tina has worked as an Instructor, Dive guide & Divemaster as well as volunteer service and leadership in several marine ecology organizations & our Scuba Club. Tina has volunteered for Aquariums & is the President of the local chapter of M.A.R.S.TnMANATEE(Marine Animal Rescue Society). Tina believes students divers should not have to do boring dives, so she takes her course participants on trips to treasure hunt for prehistoricbones or megladon teeth, see living coral reefs, swim with manatees, see shipwrecks, to see amazing springs and much more to insure a memory to last a lifetime. Tina's knowledge, experience and tremendous enthusiasm leaves tinaher students happy, safe, properly trained and wanting more. Tina specializes in Family Scuba Adventures, DiveTravel, Scuba E-commerce, Family, Coral Reef Replanting and Protection, Marine Mamel Research, Couple and Singles Scuba courses, Refresher courses for beginners,advanced training through leadership levels. Tina also is our founder, dive club event organizer, webmaster and onlinestore ecommerce manager who is constantly getting good deals for club members! Yes, she is the cook and bottle washer too. 

TERITeri S. Franks, Mgr. Sister Site (Destin, North Florida areas), PADI Course Director, PADI Emergency First Response Instructor, PADI Staff Instructor, PADI Master Open Water Scuba Instructor, PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, PADI DM, AI, AOW, Nitrox and Rescue Diver and Instructor.) Teri is a truley professional Scuba Diver Trainer with the sweetest heart and the biggest smile and the one everyone loves to train under. Teri trains divers of all ages and specializes in Open Water Scuba Certification, Advanced, and Junior PADI, Seal Team and Bubble Maker courses for kids (and adults) ages 9 and up, yes that includes you! The years of sharing her dream with others have developed her with strong skills and extensive experience keeping you safe & sound and smiling! "It is a good feeling to change peoples lives. I love to work with families. Children are just the best students as they are always a quick study. I pride myself on providing Patient, thoroughly detailed, confident and safe instruction both under the water and in the classrom for both children and adults."

johnJohn A. Franks, OWSI, Instructor Capt. John Franks has held a 500 ton US Coast Guard Masters License for 16 years. (North Florida areas) John became an Open Water Scuba Instructor in 1982. He is a former Army Ranger who graduated from the Special Forces Combat Diver Course in Key West, Florida 1983. John was then assigned to the US Army Dive Detatachment during Operation Desert Storm. After retiring from the Army he went back to his love of SCUBA operating live aboard dive vessels all over from St. Martin to St. Kitts, Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas. He also enjoyed being a dive boat captain in Destin, Florida.

louLou McCall, Naui Instructor Trainer, SDI Instructor Trainer, TDI Instructor, Instructor-Handicapped Scuba Association HSA, Naui Instructor, Instructor First Aid, CPR, O2, AED, Blood-Borne Pathogens and Marine Life Injuries, Nitrox/EANx Instructor, Instructor Visual Inspection Procedures (VIP) for Scuba Tanks, Certified Repair Technician for Oceanic, Zeagle and Atomic Products, Technical Certifications held for Deep Diving, Night Diving, Dry Suit Diving, Gas Blending. (Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater Beach, Ybor, Bradenton area manager) Lou has taught for over ten years and a few hundred students carry his signature on thier cards. Lou started North Atlantic Cold Water Shipwreck diving and has over 3,500 dives logged not just there but the Caribbean, Canada, California, Hawaii, and every state from the East cost of Main down to Florida. Basically said, Lou is a pro! Lou's philosophy towards diving instruction is straight from the NAUI Credo "any individual who possesses the mental and physical abilities to dive and the desire to do so can be taught to dive by patient, capable, NAUI Instructor who will work with the person until the person is qualified to dive safely." Lou is also quite a dive history buff and has published articles in various SCUBA Media as well as the Journal of Underwater Education. Lou is also a Board Guide (one of 4) on Call today to book a class with Lou!


alex2alexAlex, Divemaster Intern Alex has trained with the best, Teri through her Open Water Certification, her Advanced, yes all five specialties, her Rescue Diver training and now is undertaking the divemaster course, the most challenging of all. Through all of it Alex keeps us laughing hysterically and always having fun! Alex will be interning with Trainers here at Scuba Lessons Inc. Our students therefore get the benefit of having a trained professional rescue diver or divemaster along with thier intructors through most inwater courses for added safety. Alex is just plain fun to dive with anyway.  Alex enrolled in the Military and will be back soon to finish her instructor certification.


danoDan O'Connell, PADI Advanced, Nitrox, Rescue Diver, Assistant Instructor and Divemaster Intern and our Scuba Lessons Inc.Operations Manager Dan is an Avid diver with some pretty advance talents. He has been busy loading products every day on the store. He is responsible for the complete merchandising management of the site, major marketing efforts, distribution management, training schedules, administration and finance duties. As anyone who has seen the online store will agree we only work with the best. Dan understands the business side of things and does a fantastic job! Thanks Dan!

Come enjoy a magical dream with our professional scuba team today! Don't wait to see the rest of the world!

Find out more about us at: 

Or call: 239-297-9447 or

Tina's Cell: 321.299.5796

Fax: 619-924-5228

Email: or Tina directly at:

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