Very well organized and managed. We took the “Discover Scuba” training and the entire experience right from booking to the training was great. Barry, our coach for the training was awesome, a thorough professional. All in all, we highly recommend this place.
It was such a wonderful experience!!! Barry is such a great scuba instructor. The entire setup of enrolling and taking the scuba discovery class was so smooth. I am going to go back for sure. Thanks Scuba Adventures Plano.
My 12 year old tried the discovery course and loved it! The classroom portion is done at home, which is nice for your own pace. There was a brief introduction and fitting when we showed up for the scheduled time, then straight in the pool! The instructors were encouraging but let everyone try at their own pace. 10/10 will return to try it myself.
Completed my basic open water certification through Scuba Adventures Plano. My dive instructors – Vince and Elon, and the crew helping – Enrique and Derrick, are all incredibly knowledgeable and create a wonderful environment to learn and overcome nerves/anxiety as well as to have fun. They take the time and care to assure that everyone’s questions are answered and that they are confident in attempting the skill being learned. They provided helpful feedback and it seemed that each student was able to proceed at their own pace (class was ages 11 to 40s).
We had the best time getting dive certified with David in the pool and Barry and Sarah for Open Water at the Scuba Ranch. I highly recommend them!!Everyone at the shop is incredibly helpful and super fun. Scheduling the class was easy and when we needed to change our open water weekend they were extremely accommodating. I would give them more than 5 Stars if I could
Wow….. just WOW! Awesome group of people. Very fun to be around as well as serious when it comes to safety while diving and understanding concepts behind emergency procedures and techniques involved with scuba diving. An awesome scuba family to be adopted into 🥰 🤙
David was amazing. We had an inactive diver refresher course before our trip to Hawaii and he did a wonderful job of getting us comfortable our equipment and skillsets back up to par. Now we feel confident and excited for our upcoming trip. Thanks David!
The divers at Scuba Adventures at Plano were professional, friendly and patient. They were fantastic with my 13 year old son, who was taking scuba lessons for the first time, and with me during my scuba refresher. We had an exceptional experience.
Had an incredible experience with Scuba Adventures! Top notch staff! Thank you Barry, Enrique and Preston for a great experience for my son to learn from the 3 of you! You all are the best! He is an official junior certified scuba diver today! We will definitely be back! Thank you!
After a four year hiatus from diving, I went back for a refresher and gear upgrade. Rusty was very thorough and made sure I was clear on my knowledge during the refresher and also helping me pick out my dive computer. Autumn spent a lot of time with me going through the details of the Halcyon BCD, she all but tore the BCD apart, her knowledge was impressive.If you are looking to get certified, new dive gear or service, I highly suggest you make Scuba Adventures your first stop.
These guys/gals are amazing. They absolutely love scuba and it shows. Their DM’s, Instructors, Asst. Instructors, and Staff want nothing more than to elevate your knowledge through positive education. Questions are highly encouraged because SAFETY is the most important factor. They truly want to make you a better diver! I just completed a refresher, and it was awesome. Time/money very well spent. I had objectives I wanted to achieve with regard to trim/buoyancy working with a new BC, and our instructor was SOLID!! Thank you!
I originally received my open water scuba certification from Scuba Adventures 16 years ago. I decided to go through the certification again with my daughter so we could enjoy this amazing hobby together. Brent, the owner, and our two instructors, Preston and Enrique were the best! They helped us with the purchase of our equipment and made me and my daughter feel very confident with the skills we learned together. We plan to add to our scuba certifications with Scuba Adventures as we gain experience. I would recommend Scuba Adventures of Plano to anyone new to diving or interested in adding to their scuba resume. 100% satisfied with our experience. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Highly recommend Scuba Adventures for your certification courses and rentals. Fun, thorough, and make you a confident, well trained, safe, and comfortable diver. We had our kids do their OW and Nitrox courses and worked with Leora, Brent, Dave, Bruce, and Barry. Had a stellar experience from beginning to end. Shoutout to Autumn who answered all of our questions and helped every step of the way.
I recommend Scuba Adventures Plano to anyone who is curious about learning more about Scuba. My fiance and I took this course to prepare for our honeymoon and I am so glad that we did. David and Bonnie were so supportive and helped me overcome any anxiety and hesitation I may have had. You can tell that every person at this shop has a passion for what they do!They truly go the extra mile! Ex. They connected my fiance and I with another diver that went to Thailand so we can get tips and suggestions from him. How great is that!
My niece Addison and I decided to get open water and Nitrox certified through Scuba Adventures in Plano. In the past, I would get resort certified while on vacation, but I’m tired of wasting nearly a day going through this process, so I decided to get certified, so I didn’t have to waste more of my future vacation time. When we signed up, Addison and I were fitted for equipment, and everybody at Scuba Adventures was very nice and patient with us. We were lucky to have David Blasingame and Bonnie Sanford. They were very organized and patient with everybody and made sure everybody in our class understood and could perform each skill before moving to the next skill. They were both very knowledgeable, and they made the class super fun! In previous dives (being resort certified), I was not adequately taught how to equalize my ears. I was also not taught how to be neutrally buoyant, so I was constantly flailing in the water and had no control. I feel comfortable descending at the same speed as my dive buddy and fellow divers, and I’m confident as an open water certified scuba diver. We did our open water dive at Scuba Ranch and met other instructors from Scuba Adventures who were all very knowledgeable. I highly recommend Scuba Adventures, and hopefully, you’ll be lucky to get David and Bonnie as your Dive instructors too.
Completed my open water certification today. What a great experience. The instructor and dive master were awesome. Very knowledgeable and a pleasure to be around. Highly recommend this program and dive shop
We got our Scuba license through Scuba Adventure. It was the most amazing experience! The instructors are kind, fun and extremely knowledgeable.Best place in Texas to get your Scuba License. Without a question!!
My husband and I just completed our open water certification and I am so glad we chose to begin our scuba diving journey with Scuba Adventures. The instructors we had, Barry, Enrique, and Brett, were very friendly and fun, knowledgeable, and patient, making it such a great experience. The staff were friendly and helpful as well. We look forward to taking more classes in the future! Definitely recommend!
I’ve been there a couple of times. These people are the most disorganized and rude service I’ve ever used. I brought in my regulators for my Parts For Life agreement servicing. They charged me an extra $50 on top of the $105 service fee, to expedite the service to less than 3 weeks, then forgot about it and left the original date. Then, I’m charged a parts fee of $83. So I ask them what the “Parts For Life” means, and Autumn says, “Oh, we didn’t know about that” even though I told them in the beginning and they notated it. When I bring up an issue they accuse me of being rude, even though I’m just asking a question. I got a partial refund, but they decided to charge me $14 extra for my “Gauges Complete” service charge that I paid up front in the very beginning. When I ask them about it nicely, the manager starts saying that I’m being rude for asking. These people are arrogant, rude, and don’t mind charging hidden fees. Worst business I’ve had to deal with in a while.
I have so many great things to say about this place, where to start? My dive buddy and I decided to get our Scuba Certification and Nitrox training here. We had an amazing group of supportive teachers for this experience. Tom boasts over 30 years of diving and 15 of teaching and it shows! So many great stories along with your classes. Sug was the divemaster assisting and was great at maintaining a positive training environment. I had a lot of anxiety and fear going in but by the end of the first class I am sad it is over already! Can’t wait to get back in the water.
I am so thankful I decided to use Scuba Adventures Plano for my Open Water Certification. My instructor, Tom, was incredibly knowledgeable and patient. Shug, was our divemaster and did an amazing job keeping our spirits high. Those 2 made learning how to breathe underwater a breeze. While doing our checkout dives there was another class doing their checkouts as well. Barry, was the dive master for the other class and also the guy who helped us buy gear many months early. It was reassuring seeing the same faces. Leora was the instructor for the other class and gave me an excellent tip in passing to help with my mask fogging problem (keep a lil bit of water in your mask and swish it around when you get foggy). 10/10 would dive again.
I just finished day 2 of my open water training course. After day 1 I was a little anxious to get back into the pool. Elon and Barry pulled me aside when I had mentioned potentially pulling out of the course and reassured me that I was doing well and we would continue to take it slow. Im glad that these true professionals gave me the confidence to continue my training. After day 2 of pool training I feel ready to go out to scuba ranch and finish the course! Scuba Adventures does a phenomenal job of going step by step slowly and to make sure you master each skill. Im glad I chose Scuba Adventures and look forward to the next step in my scuba training! 5 out of 5 would definitely recommend!
Scuba Adventures is a great place to begin your journey into Scuba diving. We did our open water certification here in the last month, and everything was great. Instructors were very knowledgeable, patient, and professional. Thanks for making it a great experience and I look forward to taking more classes as I get more dives under my belt.
Awesome experience for my first-time diving! Barry is very knowledgeable and patient with all of my many questions! I learned so much and had fun!! I’d definitely recommend trying a discovery scuba class if you’re curious! I’m not a strong swimmer, but by the end of the session, I felt much more confident even in the deep end!
Cannot say enough good things about this group. Was a little anxious about diving but wanted to do it. They were patient, welcoming and thoroughly competent. I was quite comfortable underwater by the end of 2nd day and the open water dives were relaxing and fun. Thoroughly impressed with everyone, especially Preston and Will my instructors. Thank you!!
What a great spot!! My fiancé and I decided to get certified before our wedding/honeymoon and glad we found this place. They are so helpful and patient for new comers and were great at guiding us in the right direction. Special shoutout to Dave and Bonnie for our first class and Dave and Shug for our checkout dives! Very transparent on the process. I came into this sport semi interested and now I’ve fallen in love. Really appreciate the whole shop and how theyve introduced us to the world of diving. Highly recommend and encourage to check them out!
Just brought my stepson here for scuba discovery. I got my open water cert with them last year. They take the time to thoroughly explain every skill, and how to properly perform that skill. If anyone was having a hard time learning a skill (mask clearing, ear issues, etc) there was always an instructor who was able to give focused attention to helping that person learn. Definitely recommend them.
I just finished the SDI Advanced Buoyancy class at Scuba Adventures in Plano and I can say that the class was excellent. A lot of technical knowledge was shared and the exercises in the pool were invaluable. We had great instructors, who were very patient and attentive. Barry and Enrique did an excellent job of explaining and demonstrating buoyancy. I was so glad that I took the class.
I took their SCUBA refresher course and found it to be thorough and helpful. The content and format was exactly what I needed and the instructor used a checklist to assure he covered the curriculum. My only suggestion for improvement is for the instructor to stick to the material and not include long-winded stories of his personal diving experiences during the class. He added about 15 minutes to the duration. After the class was over he continued to brag about his cave diving, etc, and I had to interrupt him to point out that one of his students (an 82 year old) needed his help getting his equipment out of the pool.
My wife and I just received our Open Water Scuba certification from Scuba Adventures Plano. Their instructors are absolutely top notch. They love what they do and take pride in making sure they thoroughly teach their students.The shop was very helpful with assisting newbies like us make equipment purchases that were the best fit and most appropriate for our skill set.We also really appreciated their thorough communication and availability for questions.We’re looking forward to going on one of their scuba trips with them some time in the future. If they are run as well as their classes or shop, it will be top notch.We highly recommend them!
I recently completed my Nitrox cert and diver refresher course, after not diving for several years. The SDI instructor hit the important aspects of safety and skills, making it feel like it was only yesterday since my last dive. The staff accommodated my request to try out some of the gear they sell which really helped in making a purchasing decision. This was my dive-shop back in the late 90s and I”m pleased to see how they have evolved and continued to strive for training excellence. I definitely recommend this shop for any newbs or veteran divers alike.
Always happy faces to greet you in this place , and what’s not to love when the business is all about Scuba?! Picked up a great deal on one of their used wetsuits, still a number available in pretty good condition (some just had their tags pulled even). So drop in to take a look before they’re gone. Plus tons of classes available too.
Can’t say enough good things about this place. From classes to customer service in the shop, every interaction has been stellar. They are attentive to your needs foremost, and go above and beyond to provide the best experience possible.
Just got back from a trip on the Aggressor In Belize. Had an amazing time. Best vacation so far.. Can’t wait for the next Aggressor trip to Turks and Caicos. Don’t hesitate jump on the trips when they are posted. You can’t go wrong when you travel with Scuba Adventure Plano..❤️❤️Can’t figure out how to do a 2nd review so just updating. Just got back from a trip on the Aggressor in Turks and Caicos. We had a blast, made new friends and spent quality time with some old friends. Can’t say enough good things about Scuba Adventure Plano. I’ve learn so much from so many genuinely good people! ❤️❤️❤️
Super lovely team and company to deal with. They looked after our client wonderfully – she went in a total novice and came out of her training so confident. She went on to be able to do her 1st dive trip in the Galapagos and their training allowed her to enjoy it to the full! Thank you
My youngest son recently earned his Open Water certification through Scuba Adventures. He’s a minor, so I went along as an observer for his open water checkout at The Scuba Ranch. I’ve been certified for 30+ years and my oldest certified several years before Scuba Adventures existed, so up until that point, I’d had no real exposure to the folks there. I have to say, choosing them was the best decision I could have made. The team of Brent, Barry and Shug was truly the Dream Team of diving instruction. Throughout the process, they took full advantage of every moment as a teaching opportunity with a focus on safety and practical, applicable knowledge. Everyone on the team brought something to the table that would benefit the students. Their combined knowledge and experience added value to the learning process that far exceeded the modest cost. Some might be concerned that all this “professional knowledge transfer” would be boring, but you can set your concerns aside. Diving is all about having fun, and these guys are experts at that as well. Between dives, we had a great time at the pavilion sharing stories, discussing travel and enjoying excellent snacks, including a fantastic breakfast taco meal on our second morning. Even during breaks, though, the instructors were always looking for ways to keep the students focused and learning. At one point during the weekend, Barry mentioned to me that, during his travels, he had often witnessed how poorly trained many beginners were. His goal was to have the best trained, most competent beginners on any dive boat. I can say without reservation that he and the team accomplished that goal, at least with my son. We recently returned from a trip to Roatan, and the dive masters there commented repeatedly that they couldn’t believe it was my son’s first blue-water diving experience. He was fully prepared before the dives and handled himself extremely well during and after. His buoyancy control and overall demeanor was like that of a much more experienced diver and clearly reflected the quality of the instruction he received from Scuba Adventures. If you are looking for the best, look no further. I highly recommend Scuba Adventures.
Our sons completed their Boy Scout Swimming Merit Badge this morning at Scuba Adventures of Plano. Rusty and the team there were very friendly and knowledgeable and did a great job teaching and encouraging the kids. Strongly recommend.
Great experience, highly recommend! They make it super easy to get started by texting you the links before your dive so you can fill everything out ahead of time. Upon arrival, the front desk staff was super friendly and the facilities were clean and warm. Even though it was cold outside, the water felt super nice. The instructors Brett and David were extremely helpful and attentive. They went above and beyond to help us not only learn so much, but to be comfortable with the gear. Highly recommend this scuba place, you won’t regret it !
Want to learn to dive? Scuba Adventures Plano is the place for you! They offer great classes to get you certified for Open Water, among other certification classes. The staff is friendly, encouraging, and a great support system after you get certified. I enjoyed learning about all the aspects of diving, while still having fun. I highly recommend this shop to begin your ocean adventures! Ask for Brent!
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.