If you've dreamed of exploring the 71 percent of our beautiful planet that's covered by water, then you'll need to earn your scuba license eventually. Luckily, there are several highly-rated training facilities in the DFW area that offer gear, classes and certification opportunities. Check out the one that's closet to you and take the next step towards adventuring in the deep blue.
2540 Marsh Ln #128, Carrollton, TX 75006
As a part of the Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI), this center is an excellent place to begin your scuba diving career. They teach divers year round and will take you out to the best local dive spots for real-world training. Regardless of your experience level, the maters at International Scuba will have you swimming like a (safe) fish in no time. Fun fact: they were the first PADI authorized tec/rec training center in Texas.
6336 Greenville Ave A, Dallas, TX 75206
Learning to scuba dive can be extremely nervewracking, but with the PADI training program at Dive West, you'll work your way to Divemaster in no time. Not only does this center offer a variety of educational courses, but they also schedule group trips around the world so that you can put your skills into practice. Call today to find out what gear you need to purchase and which class best suits your skill level.
1609 S Interstate 35E, Carrollton, TX 75006
This is a fantastic place for beginner scuba divers because they offer discounted prices on tons of gear. Grab everything you need, then sign up for one of their open water classes. People love that ScubaToys is a family-run operation, and you know you'll receive exemplary service as you learn to tackle this new hobby.
2930 Preston Rd #930, Frisco, TX 75034
From beginner classes to courses for wannabe-instructors, Scuba Frisco has everything you need to get your fins wet. They'll even help you find the gear that best suits your diving style and update you on local scuba diving events. Like some of the other centers on this list, they also offer getaway vacations where you can put your newfound scuba skills to the test.
DFW Scuba Shop
5200 Airport Fwy Suite G, Haltom City, TX 76117
Not ready to buy everything for your scuba diving experience? You can rent everything from this shop, then choose from online PADI courses or in-store instruction. There are also Divers Days Out, weekend getaways and tons of other unique experience you can peruse as your skills advance. The instructors at DFW Scuba Shop pride themselves on the quality of their courses, so you'll certainly be well-trained and comfortable throughout the experience.
Aqua Trek Sports
7430 N Beach St #308, Fort Worth, TX 76137
As soon as you're ready to take the plunge (no pun intended), head to this center's website and register for the upcoming courses. Aquas Trek Sports partners with a tour operator and can provide a variety of travel services, as well as scuba diving certification courses for newbies and advanced participants. Added bonus: when you buy one of their scuba products, you have a 30-day exchange guarantee to make sure it works for you, so you can ensure you get the gear you need.
Where do you go for all of your scuba diving needs? Leave other comments or suggestions below!