What’s required to take scuba lessons?

If you have an appetite for excitement and adventure, odds are you can become an avid PADI scuba diver.

How long does it take to get certified?

It’s possible to complete your confined and open water dives in as few as three or four days by completing the classroom portion online via PADI eLearning or home study options offered by us.

How deep do you go?

With the necessary training and experience, the limit for recreational scuba diving is 40 meters/130 feet.

How old must I be to get certified?

Divers must be at least 10 years of age to participate in the PADI Open Water Diver course. However, children between the ages of 10 and 12 must attend the course with a parent and are required to dive with a parent or PADI professional at all times.

Welcome to Texas Dive Center Inc.

padi-5-starThe mission of the Texas Dive Center is to be the  “Best Little Dive Shop in West Texas” and be the first stop “Where Adventures Begin”.

We offer professional PADI training to standards to make you ready for your next adventure. If you need it, we can probably teach it! By focusing on quality service to our customers and fellow divers we provide high levels of value in both safety and professionalism. As a dealer for some of the top rated equipment in the industry, we service and repair everything we sell with manufacturer’s warranties and free annual inspections on all life support equipment purchased in our store – just pay for the service and parts if needed.

Our professional classroom is the largest in west Texas both for comfort and student quality of instruction. This winter we will be adding more space and our very own indoor heated pool!

Our air service station and technician repairs are done on-site, the only store in Lubbock where you can see these operations while at the store.

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Is this your first time scuba diving?

lone scubaHave you always wanted to try scuba diving? Experience the Discover Scuba dive in Lubbock Texas. No prior experience required for scuba diving! All of our first time beginner scuba divers are guided by PADI certification instructors at a maximum of four scuba divers to one PADI scuba instructor.

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Become a PADI scuba diver or add a Specialty!

padiWhether you just want to give it a try, become a certified scuba diver, just continue your education, or maybe you are even thinking of a career as a Pro, we can offer you the right package. All of our instructors are certified by PADI, the biggest world wide scuba diving organization, to conduct PADI Scuba Diving Courses on all different levels from entry to Assistant Instructor, Public Safety Diver, Dry Suit, Full-Face Mask, Self-Reliant Diver, and even Ice Diver are among the unique specialties we can teach you.

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So what sets us apart from others?

turtleCould it be our detailed briefings, friendly staff, and safety? The ready, helping hands of the staff before even being asked? The small size of each dive class? How the Instructor works with you so you learn at your pace? How the dive shop staff works to meet your needs? How our technicians treat your equipment as if it were their own? Most of our customers say “it’s the whole package”. Join us and find out!

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Nitrox Services – Take class online and get certified at the shop!

nitroxLearn how to scuba dive on Nitrox and enjoy more time while scuba diving our beautiful wrecks and reefs! We offer the full range of nitrox services; from custom fills to technical nitrox courses. Read more about how we can help you enjoy scuba diving even longer. Not Nitrox certified? Get Nitrox Certified!

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Take a scuba diving trip with us!

tripsJoin us on various trips throughout the world. Some of these trips include Philippines, St. Croix, Belize, and many others.  If you like being pampered, having your every whim attended to, being chauffeured to the doorstep of the best diving on the planet and eating like a king for a week, then a live-aboard excursion might be the best way to fulfill your dive travel dreams. Because that’s pretty much it: You dive, dream of diving, snack between diving, look at photos of your last dive, get prepped for your next dive, lounge in the sun, read a book, maybe sea kayak or wander a beach, and then celebrate each day with a sumptuous gourmet meal. We specialize in Aggressor and Dancer Fleet live-a-board adventures so come in and let us help make that next vacation trip and adventure.

 

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