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2301 Central Expy #140

Plano, TX 75075

(972) 423-3483​


Mon-Fri: 11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Saturday: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Dive Shop in Plano Creates Historic WWII Trip For A Member of Their Dive Club

We’re in the news! Check out the story behind our Indonesia dive trip in February 2025. 

Scuba Adventures has announced a unique scuba diving expedition centered around a compelling family history.

Fueled by the personal quest of Lissa Bennatt Esch, Scuba Adventures will embark on a journey to explore the remnants of her grandfather’s World War Two B-24 bomber, the “Woody Woodpecker”, 80 years after its fateful descent in Indonesia.

Lissa Bennatt Esch, a member of the Scuba Adventures Dive Squad, began her scuba diving journey in 2021. Her aspiration was to explore the bomber plane that her grandfather survived, which currently lies about 70 feet underwater.

The B-24 Liberator, also known as the “Woody Woodpecker,” found its final resting place in the waters of Lembeh in 1945.

As this wreck is not a popular dive site in the area, it was difficult for Esch to find a company willing to take her to this wreck and fulfill her dream. So, she contacted her local Plano dive shop, Scuba Adventures.

Teaming up with local operators, Scuba Adventures crafted a trip tailored to the GPS coordinates of the wreck, turning Esch’s dream into reality.

“It’s incredible how much the community has grown around Scuba Adventures, and we are able to go on such meaningful trips together,” said owner, Brent Webb. “We’re honored to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity.”

Esch and other members of the Scuba Adventures Dive Squad will enjoy a private charter in Indonesia, starting at Bitung Harbour, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.

The liveaboard will take divers to the exact location of the Liberator and dive on it 80 years after it was scuttled.

The meticulously planned 12-night itinerary will stop at numerous popular dive sites on their journey to and from the “Woody Woodpecker” including the Lembah Strait, Banka Island and more.Lembeh to Togean dive trip itinerary

The journey promises to be a profound blend of historical significance and personal connection before circling back to Bitung Harbour.

“I need to thank Scuba Adventures Plano for making my dreams possible,” said Esch. “You took us in and made us part of your family.”

Scuba divers interested in going on this unique expedition in February 2025 can still sign up (with limited availability). Due to the nature of the dives, divers are required to have an Advanced Open Water certification, or equivalent, with a minimum of 50 logged dives.

Scuba Adventures in Plano, TX offers a variety of services to the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex including open water certification (become a scuba diver), a full retail and training center, equipment service, equipment rental, international dive travel and more!

For more information on how to become a scuba diver, or join the Scuba Adventures dive community, call Scuba Adventures Plano at (972) 423-3483 or visit their website at scubaplano.com.

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Customer Reviews

Scuba Adventures

Customer Reviews

John Worthen July - 2020

I can’t recommend this place enough. After moving to the area, I read a lot of reviews and emailed several dive shops before going with Scuba Adventures. I choose them because they were the most responsive and helpful. The owners seem to not only be great divers but have business backgrounds. This is the most focus on customer service I have seen in a dive shop. Good inventory with all of the brands I could ask for. On point with their pricing. If you do find a better price they will work with you.

I ended up taking the Rescue Diver course and had a blast! I just got back from a dive trip with them at Lake Travis, very enjoyable. They also have one of the only indoor pools (18 ft.) in the area.

At Scuba ranch they have a big spot that is one of the easiest to get to and a nice pavilion for training. They are right next to the air refill station, which I love! Family and friends are welcome at the ranch. Good community there on weekends and you'll most likely find a dive buddy for a fun dive.

Maddie Womack August - 2020

Scuba Adventures and their staff are beyond amazing! Their Plano store has a very wide selection of equipment and the pool is 18ft deep! Their Scuba Ranch location is amazing and still growing, with plenty of room and seating. I’m a fairly new diver and all the instructors do an amazing job of making me feel safe and secure deep underwater. Their staff is always very helpful and I can’t wait to continue my diving knowledge and certificates with them.

Jason Domenden March - 2020

Found a great diving shop for all my gear. Been living here in texas for awhile and this shop has just what I needed. Really recommend scuba adventure for all your gear.

Emily Winnenberg March - 2020

Went in last week to pick out goggles for an upcoming trip— loved the selection of masks they had available! Ended up picking out a hot pink pair to shamelessly match the other accessories I’d picked out.

Matt K March - 2020

The new owners are the greatest! Their positive approach towards people and the sport of diving are huge part of the reason I love the sport. When they told me they were going to open a dive shop; I knew without a doubt I was going to be their customer. I have taken several dive adventures with them and other scuba diving misfits, and plan on taking many more.

Martin Garvie February - 2020

Decided to revisit this shop since it is under new management. Already impressed with the facility improvements - by far the best training pool I have seen. Looking forward to the roll out of the full training curriculum - will be able to go from open water certified through all kinds of technical specialties. Good dive gear selection. Owners really have a great vision for promoting scuba diving and ocean adventures.

Don Champlin July - 2020

This is the shop with the most experienced and competent personnel in the metroplex. Their commitment to safe, enjoyable and professional instruction is obvious from the first time you enter the store and meet the staff and owners. I have dove with most of them over the years and know first hand the love of diving they have and now share with the community as the new team. They are knowledgeable and up to date with the latest dive info. Don't miss a chance to dive with them.

Julie L February - 2020

In January 2020, Scuba Adventures was purchased by divers that were affiliated with a different scuba store. These same divers taught me to dive, and got me to fall in love with scuba diving (despite me being pretty scared to start). I trust them, enough that I opted to take a trip with them to Cozumel for diving in 2019. It was one of the best trips of my life, and now I'm already signed up for their Costa Rica dive trip in 2020 with Scuba Adventures. I haven't visited the shop yet, but I can 100% vouch for the new owners--they are knowledgeable divers, good people, and all around amazing.

Jeremiah Perez May - 2020

Owners and staff are professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. Allowed me to try backplate and wing set up in the pool. They did not pressure me to buy anything, but gave great information on products and financing options. All in all great staff and would recommend them to anyone!!!

Eric Coulombe August - 2020

Great customer service, from the owners to the employees. Very knowledgeable about everything and anything pertaining to scuba diving. The instructors are highly educated and experienced in scuba diving. They put you through real life scenarios, so you know and understand what to do in the event something happens while you are under water. My family and I learned a lot about scuba diving in a very short amount of time. We will definitely keep taking additional courses with Scuba Adventures as we progress. We definitely reccomend Scuba Adventures to anyone wanting to learn and get scuba diving certified.
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