Diving is a fun and exciting activity that will show you a completely new world waiting under the water. If you have dived before and you want to expand your knowledge and see new underwater horizons, or you are a first-timer ready to jump into the water, we offer scuba diving training and tours in Key Largo, Florida that are just what you need.
Horizon Divers began in 2000 and many of the same divers and instructors who started with the company are still here today. We are a close, friendly and helpful group who are happy to introduce new, enthusiastic divers to this amazing world. Best of all, Key Largo is a fantastic location to start or continue developing your diving abilities. You will discover a rainbow of gorgeous, colorful fish, deep chasms and coral castles, even sunken ships that are ready for exploring. Whether you just want to take a deeper peek under the surface or you want to learn the most advanced diving techniques, we can help.
Scuba equipment allows you to explore the world that hides underneath the ocean. If you have snorkeled before in a tropical location, you have seen a glimpse of the world waiting underneath, but even this only reveals a small piece of ocean life and habitats. We will give you an introductory course in scuba diving, teaching you how to use the equipment safely and head under the water. Our guides and instructors will swim with you along the way, pointing out fascinating animals, plants and corals, while making sure you are safe. Introductory dives and scuba tours are great for people who have never dived before but are strong or intermediate swimmers, or for people who have dived before but would like a refresher course in using the equipment.
When you are diving, you are heading underneath the water and surviving using the oxygen tanks on your back. This means that even recreational divers are using sophisticated equipment that is keeping them alive! While the mechanisms behind this equipment are advanced, using it is not too difficult. Virtually anyone can be trained to properly use diving equipment. We know that everyone learns at their own pace and sometimes the slowest learners are, in fact, the best divers. That is why we take our time when we are instructing others how to use their diving equipment and we invite questions at any time.
We will work to show you the ropes of scuba diving at a steady pace, explaining each instrument, how to read it, what each indication means and what to do in every situation. It is important to know how to read your equipment, as this will tell you how much oxygen you have and when it is time to head back to the surface. It is also important to know how to read your depth gauges and your pressure gauges, as this will affect how long it takes to get to the surface and it can even impact your health. If this sounds like a lot to remember, don’t worry. We will work with you every step of the way and make sure you understand all of your equipment before we head into the water.
When it is time to take your first dive, we will introduce you slowly and work carefully so you are confident in using your equipment. Recreational divers can be trained to go as deep as 130 feet, so you will witness a world much deeper than what a snorkeler, swimmer or a free diver will see. Recreational diving will give you access to hidden caves, fascinating corals, shy fish and sunken shipwrecks. If you have always wondered about scuba diving or you have considered learning before, now is the best time! Best of all, once you are trained and certified to use scuba equipment, you can take this certification anywhere you go, all around the world.
Technical diving and diving instructor certification is the most advanced diving training that you can have. If you love diving and you want to turn this interesting hobby into a career, you can become a technical diver or a diving instructor. This specialized training will allow you to dive up to 350 feet or deeper. At this stage, you will need to learn about advanced swimming techniques, how to use specialized equipment, and how to prevent decompression sickness.
Instructor Training will open up new careers to you. You may be a forensic diver and work for police or investigative agencies to uncover evidence; a structural diver investigating the integrity of underwater structures; a search and rescue diver; or specialize in another aspect of diving. Through our diving instructor classes, you will learn the most advanced diving techniques and you will learn how to train others, as well.
Contact Horizon Divers today to learn more about diving tours, PADI or SDI recreational diving certification and TDI or IANTD technical diving training. Schedule a tour or a class and you can start investigating a whole new world under the water! Find out more by calling us at 800-984-DIVE (3483).