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2301 Central Expy #140

Plano, TX 75075

(972) 423-3483​

info@scubaplano.com

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

Saturday: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Sunday 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

“Scuba Adventures offers Plano residents the opportunity to become a certified scuba diver”

We’re in the news! Thank you Community Impact for interviewing us and sharing our love of scuba with the world! You can view the original article here.

Although Scott Berry, Brent Webb and Rusty VanMeter own multiple businesses, which they say are their primary means of supporting their families, they also have another thing in common—their love of scuba diving.

The three like-minded entrepreneurs, who believe they have nearly 100 years of combined scuba experience, opened Scuba Adventures in January 2020. Berry said they did so to make sure people did not forget about scuba.

“We wanted to pay it forward and build something the younger generation would fall in love with like we did when we were coming out of college,” Webb said. “We got into it to make dive fanatics.”

They offer multiple services, including a variety of levels of scuba classes, equipment servicing, equipment rental, diving vacations, scout badge courses and more.

In the introductory class, called the Scuba Discovery Program, students will get in full diving gear and breathe underwater for the first time.

“Usually one or two [of three] things happen: It’s a super cool experience and it ends there, or maybe it activates the desire to get certified later in life,” Berry said. “Or they come out and say, ‘That’s the most amazing thing,’ and they sign up on the spot to get certified, because they want to go in the ocean or lakes.”

What to expect in the Scuba Discovery

  • Basic overview of physics and physiology and how it relates to diving.
  • In-water skills, such as pre-dive check, ear clearing and equalization, use of a buoyancy compensator device, mask clearing, underwater communications and more.
  • A chance to swim in the 18-foot deep pool.
  • Unique underwater experience under the watch of an experienced instructor.

The final step to becoming a certified scuba diver is completing SDI, or Scuba Diving International, open-water training dives. Scuba Adventures has a pavilion at The Scuba Ranch, a private lake located in Terrell, which is where the open-water dives take place. This step follows e-learning and completing in-water skill-development training at the Scuba Adventures pool.

In addition to being the business owners, Berry, Webb and VanMeter are also dive instructors. They say their students’ ages range from 10-80 years old.

“We get a lot of joy seeing people that don’t think they can do it actually achieve it,” Berry said.

Webb echoed Berry’s sentiment.

“We don’t give up unless they give up,” he said. “If they have the desire to keep going, we do, too.”

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Customer Reviews

Scuba Adventures

Customer Reviews

John Worthen July - 2020

Google
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

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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

Google
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

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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

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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

Google
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

Google
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

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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

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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

Google
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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