Discover Scuba Adventure

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No experience necessary! If you have ever wanted to check out scuba diving without spending the extra time and money on a full open water certification course then this is the program for you. We provide all the gear and a brief presentation before going into the water for a highly supervised dive.

While not an actual scuba certification, during the Discover Scuba Diving experience you’ll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.

Activity Highlights
→ Scuba Gear included.
→ No Experience Necessary.
→ First Aid, CPR and AED certified crew.
→ Great activity for families and children.

Three Locations to Choose From!

Morrison Spings! Experience Walton County's incredible freshwater springs! Pumping out up to 70 million gallons of pure clean water per day, these are truly magnificent natural phenomenon. Diving here is fantastic because of incredible swimming pool like water clarity everyday, calm conditions and friendly curious fish and turtles. If you have driven all the way to beaches but never experienced Florida's Freshwater springs, you are really missing out! There is absolutely no better place to introduce someone to scuba diving! Free admission, bathrooms , showers and covered pavillion with grills. Open sun up to sundown.

Vortex Springs in Ponce de Leon Fl, Florida's number 1 ranked inland dive destination! Boasting a full service dive shop, a store and campground with facilities, year round clear water and favorable conditions make this site a superior destination. Vortex springs is privately owned and charges a 20$ per day fee for scuba divers. open 8:00 till 5, but we can stay later to finish classes, also available for night dives with special permission.

St Andrews Park Jetties, Panama City Beach. For those craving a saltwater experience the Jetties at St Andrews can be a Fantastic shore dive if the tides are favorable, dive this site at incoming high tide or slack tide only. Many species abound including Redfish, Goliath Grouper and Octopus to name a few. This site is recommended for those that are at least comfortable in the water or experienced snorkelers. Open sun up to sun down.

Booking Details:

Please bring with you the provided confirmation number (located on the voucher e-mailed to you after online purchase) and a valid drivers license for verification. Depending on what location you scuba at (Vortex Springs, Morrison Springs, or St. Andrews Park Jetties), you'll have a great experience. It is best to confirm your requested departure time at least 24 hours prior to arrival due to scheduling changes. Reservations booked less than 24hrs prior to arrival are not guaranteed until confirmed by the vendor. Please show up at least 45 minutes in advance prior to this trip.

Departure Details
Scuba trips operate during the warmer months (March-October). Tours typically run daily starting at 8am, but please check the tour calendar using the "view pricing" link above for availability. Trips are available morning and afternoon. It is best to always confirm at least 24 hours prior to arrival.

Duration: 2-3 Hrs

● Scuba Equipment
● Supervised Dive
● Water & Snacks
● 1-2 Tanks

● Gratuities (not included)

● Customer must read the medical questionnaire to make sure they are healthy enough to scuba. If the customer answers yes to any of these questions, they must consult a physician prior to booking this trip.
● Minimum 2 customers per trip and max of 8. If more than 8, two trips will need to be booked (one after another).
● 10 years old is the minimum age for the Discover Scuba Diving Program. They must have a guardian to sign the paper work if they are under 18, but that person does not need to be in the water as long as the minor is in the water with a PADI professional such as an instructor or divemaster.

Your scuba instructor will confirm parking and location details prior to arrival.

Additional Info
● Guests are recommended to bring sunscreen, towel, small cooler and camera. Bring any food and drinks, picnic style, No Alcohol at Morrison or St Andrews. Alcohol can be purchased at Vortex Springs.
● There is no charge for those in the group to watch from land and tag along with the participants. If they are certified divers and want to watch underwater and need rental gear, then rental fees apply. Liability waivers must be signed if the additional participant goes under water.
● Due to the season and tide changes, trips may be moved for optimal scuba conditions.
● If the weather or gulf is unfavorable for scuba diving, the trip will be rescheduled or refunded.
● The crew is First Aid, CPR & AED certified.

Cancellation Policy
Customers may cancel at least 24 hours prior to their arrival date to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 24 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If weather is unfavorable, the tour may be rescheduled for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. No-shows will not be refunded. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 48 hour cancellation period.

Read what other TripShock! travelers think about the Discover Scuba Adventure. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip. Only TripShock! customers may leave reviews. Please login to your reservation to post your review.

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  • Jul 12 2013 05:41pm

    Thank you again for the "discover scuba" trip my 12 year old son and I took with you while on vacation in Florida. The pre-dive instruction was easily comprehended and I especially appreciate the extra effort and patience you demonstrated while helping my son get past his fears and confidence issues while performing the mandatory under water skill testing. You coached him through it and we had a great discover dive. We made memories that will last a lifetime.

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  • Jul 5 2013 05:40pm

    First Times - Loved It!

    Our good friends and god parents, Dan & Mary of Valentine Scuba, did an awesome job of making us feel extremely safe on our very first time scuba diving. They communicated so well underwater. It was surreal to see the sun shine through the crystal clear water while being surrounded by the lush green flora and fauna of the magical spring ecosystem. We can hardly wait to go again and recommend it to all ages!

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  • Dothan, AL Jun 28 2013 02:56pm


    Great crew, no problems!

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  • Jun 16 2013 05:39pm

    Majestic Endeavor

    I can't thank you enough for introducing me and my husband to such a majestic endeavor as breathing under water! You both make the perfect team. Mary, you made me feel very safe and secure at times when I felt unsure of myself in the beginning. And Dan, you gave just enough added adventure for us when we become comfortable with our new scuba skills. We will definitely go scuba diving again!

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