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Dive Safety Through Education

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Underwater Photography Workshop

July 19-23 2018 we will be headed to Isla Mujeres for our next underwater photography workshop focusing on pelagics like whale sharks, mantas and if we are lucky mola mola. If you are interested in joining us and learning a bit more about underwater photography click here! UPDATE: SOLDOUT!


Welcome !

Ever since my first swimming lesson as a kid, I have loved being in the water. Growing up I spent a lot of time in the waters of Florida snorkeling, fishing, swimming, surfing  and once I moved to California I became a certified diver. Becoming more attached to the ocean, I started learning everything I could about diving, taking my Advanced Open Water, Rescue and Divemaster Courses in Los Angeles CA. For the next year I went gung ho in to underwater photography combining my 2 passions and adding it as one of my specialties as a commercial photographer. I spent the last 12 years honing my skills as a diver and photographer and make a point to learn something new everyday.

Once I moved back to Florida, I completed instructor level training with the 2 top SCUBA agencies in the world and like the Navy SEALS and NASA I decided to go with NAUI the oldest and reputable agency in the world. After receiving my NAUI Instructor credentials I started The Pirate Diving Company, with a focus on Education, Safety, Photography and Fun! So come join me at The Pirate Diving Company and let’s dive.







“After having a bad experience with another dive shop while doing my Open Water, I did some research and decided to continue my dive education with The Pirate Diving Company. Best decision ever! They have definitely made me a better diver, and increased my awareness on issues facing our oceans and the underwater world. My instructor was knowledgable, patient, and fun to be around.”

Rilee S.

“I can’t say enough about how great of an instructor Dalton is – he’s encouraging, patient, knowledgeable, and really passionate about diving!  It’s impossible to take a class with him without having a great time and learning more than you ever expected!  I can’t wait to continue my education with him – next up: advanced rescue diver and Nitrox!”

Ramona T.

“This may not be a big dive shop but what it lacks in size it more then makes up for in friendliness and rapport. My wife was very nervous, but our instructor Dalton made her feel very comfortable in the water during the pool session and with his help she made it all the way to the bottom he took his time and was very patient as she needed a second trip. I am looking forward to the ocean dive.”

Ethan F.

The Treasure Coast, Florida