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Panama City Diving

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Address: 5512 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-6799
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+1 850-588-8077
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

We offer scuba classes and dive charters for all skill levels from novice...

We offer scuba classes and dive charters for all skill levels from novice to divemaster. If you've never been scuba diving our Discover Scuba Class is a great way to get introduced to the sport. Our charters going the shipwrecks offshore are great for certified divers who want to see sights less traveled to.

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Dive Charter: Inshore Wreck and Bridge Span
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Introductory Scuba Diving Adventure

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WOW...that is about all I can say.

We could not have had a better experience. This was my first time diving since my certification almost 10 years ago, so I signed up for the refresher course...which I highly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geoff G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We could not have had a better experience. This was my first time diving since my certification almost 10 years ago, so I signed up for the refresher course...which I highly recommend. Josh took me out for a one-on-one session along the jetty off the beach at St. Andrews State Park and made me feel extremely comfortable with the equipment,... More 

Thank Geoff G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pat, his brother and the rest of the crew at PCD were wonderful! My husband and I dive roughly once per year, so I get nervous and like to hire a dive-master to "babysit." They did not have one available, but with the nature of the dive sites, it wasn't necessary. Pat made sure we were taken care of. We... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These guys were excellent accommodating us. We are visiting and staying a weekend to a weekend and couldn't do the typical dive certification within the typical time line, and they were more than happy to accommodate around our time. Bryce was our instructor and he did an amazing job. Whenever we are in PCB we will be doing everything dive... More 

Thank Devin A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Josh did a great job with the teaching and getting us "geared up." No small feat. He focused on making it a fun trip and all of us are ready to go again!

Thank Barbara B
Panama City Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pat A first class operation ... thx for being patient and understanding we look forward to diving with you and your crew in the future ! Jerry Ryan

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Unionville, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seas were quite rough, so it was nice to have their good sized boat - nice and wide - to help make you feel safe. Two decent dives, with a really unique bridge span for the second which I really liked. Knowledgeable and friendly staff/owners made this trip all the better. Delicious fresh cut pineapple with complimentary cold drinks and... More 

Thank Phil H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most dive boats when they see fisherman on a spot they go someplace else or a least ask if you mind if they dive. Not this boat they just pull up and throw the anchor out. No class what so ever. Letter has been sent to the owners of the marina ( St. Joe) regarding there careless behavior.

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Patrick G, Owner at Panama City Diving, responded to this review

Hi Robert, First let me say how deeply sorry I am your expectations of having that public site to yourself on a busy weekend went unmet. As a point of clarification though we did not simply throw anchor, we sent our divemaster down with the chain to secure the boat to one side of the wreckage with the instructions to... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

I was in a time crunch to get certified before a trip to Australia so my initial instructor in Nashville recommended I call Captain Pat at Panama City Diving & I'm so glad he did. They worked with me on a crazy timetable to get my 4 open water dives in during a 20 hour period I was in town.... More 

Thank brettalarsen
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

This shop and it's employees are top notch! They are VERY supportive of the sport of diving and take very good care of their customers. Setting reservations is painless and the service they provide is outstanding! The bang for your buck is awesome. I'm from out-of-town and I've been diving with this crew for years now and will continue to... More 

Thank John R
Byron, Georgia
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

As always the staff and crew were awesome. My wife was I'll and decided to stay on the boat instead of diving. James and Josh made her feel better about calling the dives.

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