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Welcome to the Academy of Scuba

You have reached the Corporate Website for the Academy of Scuba, with locations in Phoenix, Arizona. If you are looking for information about the Academy of Scuba, then this is the right place. If you want to learn more about our Scuba diver programs, please click on the link to our Diver Portal at www.academyofscuba.com

Thank you for choosing the Academy of Scuba!

The Academy of Scuba is located, centrally, in Phoenix, Arizona. However, our "footprint" reaches around the world. Academy of Scuba is an international company with partnerships with an array of Scuba diving vendors in the equipment, training, travel, and service arenas. Although our roots are in developing and implementing cutting edge, world class training programs, we have grown to offer full service to the dive community looking for a unique experience in the dive shop world. The Academy of Scuba is proud to have an experienced and knowledgeable staff that goes the extra yard to ensure customers' expectations are met. Give us a try and see the difference first hand. The Academy of Scuba isn't just one of the fastest growing dive companies in the Southwest United States, we are also one of the most progressive.

Where do you want to dive today?

Diving is a worldwide sport! With Arizona's premier dive shop, the Academy of Scuba, you have access to some of the most incredible dive experiences in the world. Our travel subsidiary, Underwater Vacations, will help you go from the South Pacific to the Kelp Gardens in Catalina. Interested in wreck diving? The Academy of Scuba has partnered facilities in San Diego's famous Wreck Alley to help you get certified. Ready to take diving to the next level, the Academy of Scuba offers classes from beginner through professional, recreational through technical, public safety, and more. Learn more about our dive programs at www.academyofscuba.com.

Located in Phoenix, Arizona – Two State-of-the-Art Locations

Paradise Valley Dive Shop and Training Facility

Academy of Scuba Paradise Valley is a 4000 square foot training facility located on Bell Road in central Phoenix. Accessible from almost anywhere in the Metro Phoenix area in less than 30 minutes, the Academy of Scuba is 1/4 mile East of I-51 on the Southeast corner of 40th Street and Bell Road. Our Scuba Training Facility has an on-site, full service dive shop with over $100,000 worth of inventory from most major Scuba vendors. If we don't have it in stock, there are very few items we can't get through one of our partners. The Academy of Scuba Paradise Valley Training Facility also has an on-site, indoor, dedicated Scuba pool. We don't do pool parties or infant swim lessons. Our pool is Scuba ready when you are ready to dive. The Academy of Scuba Paradise Valley also has a full time service department to help you with your repairs and annual maintenance on all your dive equipment. Lastly, our dive professionals can assist you with any of your Scuba travel needs. The Academy of Scuba Paradise Valley is a unique dive shop in Phoenix and designed to meet your specific needs.

Metro Center Dive Shop and Training Facility

Academy of Scuba Metro Center is a 5000 square foot training facility located on the frontage road, just south of Dunlap on the West side of I-17. This iconic Scuba shop is easily accessible from the East side, West side, or central Phoenix area in less than 30 minutes. The Academy of Scuba Metro Center is located just a few minutes from downtown Phoenix and only 10 minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport. Our Scuba Training Facility has an on-site, full service dive shop with over $100,000 worth of inventory from most major Scuba vendors. If we don't have it in stock, there are very few items we can't get through one of our partners. The Academy of Scuba Metro Center Training Facility also has an on-site, indoor, dedicated Scuba pool. We don't do pool parties or infant swim lessons. Our pool is Scuba ready when you are ready to dive. The Academy of Scuba Metro Center also has a full time service department to help you with your repairs and annual maintenance on all your dive equipment. Lastly, our dive professionals can assist you with any of your Scuba travel needs. The Academy of Scuba Metro Center has been a dive shop for over 40 years and has the experience necessary exceed your expectations.

Qualified versus Certified

Challenge the status quo. Don't take industry dogma as the only way of doing things. Innovation and leadership are the pinnacle of any great industry player. Not just looking at change as a way of doing things different, but doing things better. Since our founding, qualifying divers versus certifying them has been our hallmark. Making them the best divers in the sport is our goal. Any dive company can take someone out on a few dives and certify them. If you are an Academy of Scuba student, you know it is about making the most of those training dives. Truly understanding the concepts behind the diving. Mastering the skills, not just meeting the minimum performance requirements. Diving is much more enjoyable and safer when you take the time to learn it correctly.

Not just certified .... qualified!

Owners and Professionals

Our owners and dive professionals are dedicated to ensuring your Scuba experiences are positive in every way. The Academy of Scuba is a locally owned and operated Arizona corporation. It is common to see one of our partners working in the store and teaching classes. Our dive professionals are not just owners, instructors, and divemasters, they are active members of the local dive community. The difference is simple: Active management and operation ensures your satisfaction is met!

Partnering with the Academy of Scuba

The Academy of Scuba is always looking for new ideas, innovative thinking, and creative people. If you have a new product, idea, or are just interested in joining our team, contact our business development staff and let them know your thoughts. We look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you for making us your dive shop!


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Store Hours

(at both Phoenix locations)

Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm
Saturday: 8am-4pm
Sunday: 11am-4pm

Company Locations

Paradise Valley
4015 E Bell Road
Suite 132/134
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Phone: 602.971.3483
Fax: 602.971.0725

Metro Center
8502 N Black Canyon Hwy
Phoenix, AZ 85051
Phone: 602.995.5926
Fax: 602.997.2822

After Hours Phone: 480.203.6040



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