Scuba Diving in Florida

By Cindy Lane Ross

Have you ever thought of becoming certified in Scuba Diving? Check out MBT Divers, they are located in Pensacola, Florida, home of the whitest beaches in the world. You have many options when it comes to choosing a dive shop but these guys stand apart because of their wealth of knowledge and willingness to go the extra mile to make you feel at ease and comfortable.


MBT Dive Shop offers training programs for beginners to advanced levels in group, family, and private sessions. They offer PADI & SDI certifications with lots of continued education options. Classes are offered every week.

When you walk through the door, you will find anything and everything you need to make the most of your diving experience. Their staff works fast to get you on your way so you can go and enjoy the open waters.

When you choose to become certified, you will do a portion online, come in-house for a 1/2 day classroom session which also includes learning and setup of the equipment. I would suggest buying your gear here and not online or another dive shop.

They make sure you are properly fitted and if there is an issue you can trade out for something else that works better for you. You will then have a 1/2 day in the pool at the Pensacola Athletic Center. You will learn all the skills you need to have a safe and successful dive experience every time you dip your toes in the water.


Once you have successfully completed these skills, you will then move on to open water dives. You have 4, 20-minute dives using the same skills you went through in the pool. You will get to go to a local reef just offshore of Pensacola Beach.

Make sure to visit their website for more information

MBT Divers
Hours: Monday – Saturday 8:00am to 6:00pm Sunday 8:00am to 3:00pm
Address: 3920 Barrancas Avenue Pensacola, Florida 32507
Email Address:
Telephone: (850) 455-7702

We are currently in the Open Water Dive part of our experience and we have had the pleasure of working with Mike Chenoweth. Retired military and professional diver with over 20 years experience under his belt.

Please follow and like us:

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!