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Having moved here from California 12 years ago, my lofty dreams of concurring the ocean depths in search of treasure were put on hold, or so I thought.

In fact, there are some helpful facts that many New Yorkers may not know about SCUBA culture here in NYC that can help you not only achieve your SCUBA dreams but fully outfit you too!

Let’s talk about lessons and getting trained first. In fact, the inspiration for this page is/was my failure to renew my skills and require a re-up of my certification through PADI (we’ll get to that in a minute)

Dive Lessons

Urban Manta Scuba Lessons
I called them up. A female voice answered voicemail. It said, “Visit my website to get answers and the best way to reach me is through email”
283 E. 4th St.
(646) 344-2039

Pan Aqua Diving
PADI Certification
I called them up to schedule some business but they aren’t open before 12:00 noon. Consider this.
460 W . 43rd St
(212) 736-3483

Gotham Divers
PADI Certification
I tried over the course of three days to make a connection with Tim. I’m sure he’s a nice guy and all but it’s not getting the job done.