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5 Common Mistakes New Scuba Divers Make - As Said By PADI

As a new diver there are plenty of unknowns. Everything is new and exciting, which can lead some divers to make some rookie mistakes. Set yourself on the path to a fun and relaxing scuba career by avoiding these common missteps.

5. Rushing

Don’t push yourself to keep up with experienced divers. Take your time assembling your gear and remember do each step in the buddy check before each dive. Once in the water, descend slowly and equalize every few feet. When you get down,  make sure your buoyancy is dialed in. A good diver is a relaxed diver. Diving outside of your limits/experience trying to keep up with more experienced divers is how accidents happen, so stay slow and controlled.

4. Not investing in personal gear

Your own gear will fit well and be familiar to you. There’s a lot to be said for intuitively knowing where everything is, especially if the unexpected happens. Think about when you borrow a car versus driving your own vehicle. Not sure what gear to invest in first? Check ou…

How long does it take to become a certified scuba diver?

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Here at Atlantic Pro Divers, we offer a 3 day open water scuba course. Instead of having to sit in a classroom, you are able to complete your eLearning at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home. The PADI eLearning portion takes around 12-14 hours.

Our courses are offered Friday, Saturday, and Sunday OR with our private course, we work around your schedule. Upon successful completion, you will be able to dive anywhere in the world up to 60 feet!

Looking to go past 60 feet? Join us for your PADI Advanced Open Water Certification

Call the shop and ask for the full itinerary! (904) 270-1747

Get started today!

How Old Do You Have to be to Scuba Dive?

One of the most common questions we have is what age you have to be to begin scuba diving.

The answer is 10!

The most basic course is called Open Water Diver certification. Students younger than 15 who complete this course will become Junior Open Water Divers and are upgraded when they reach the proper age.

Start learning now!

Children 8 years old and older can become a PADI Bubblemaker!

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver course. 

Find out more!

Introducing Atlantic Pro Divers Blog

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We are excited to introduce the NEW Atlantic Pro Divers blog!
The Atlantic Pro Divers blog will cover product reviews, scuba shop talk, and help our customers along in their path towards PADI scuba certifications.
ABOUT ATLANTIC PRO DIVERS:  
A Jacksonville-based dive shop, Atlantic Pro Divers is owned by Master Scuba Instructor and USCG Captain Bob Bunkley. We offering America’s best scuba brands at the best prices for everything from recreational snorkeling to deep sea commercial diving and spearfishing.  With a huge selection of scuba masks, fins, wetsuits and specialty diving equipment, Atlantic Pro Divers gear gurus can outfit you for any diving adventure with the best scuba equipment available on the market. Our specialty scuba diving gear includes a variety of  dive computers, GoPro cameras, regulators, dive bags, buoyancy compensators, dive boots, wetsuits and more. 
Don’t know where to get scuba certified? Atlantic Pro Divers is a certified 5-Star PADI facility located in Jac…