Beginner SCUBA Certification 2018-04-10T18:02:35+00:00

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Get your Beginner SCUBA Certification with Mac’s!

Our Open Water Program is designed to teach you beginner SCUBA certification concepts and techniques to become a competent and responsible diver. This is done through repetition of skills in our classroom, coupled with, on-site indoor pool and open water training.  Consequently, you are exposed to a variety of learning styles that help you learn the information, effectively, while having fun!  Once you complete your Beginner SCUBA Certification, you will be equipped with the skills you need to safely and confidently SCUBA dive.

Our dive instructors are passionate about SCUBA Diving and teaching. This passion shines through in our instructors’ thoroughness of any and all classes. Our main goal is for you to love diving as much as we do and we take pride in seeing our students as successful SCUBA Divers upon the completion of their class.  Dive instructors pay individual attention to each student to ensure that they are as comfortable and competent as possible while in the water.  Additionally, we offer many different class styles to accommodate individual needs.

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Beginner SCUBA Certification

Group Classes

Taking a beginner SCUBA certification class in a group environment is the most popular way to take a class. Besides being the most cost-effective class, this type of class also allows new divers to meet other entry level SCUBA Divers.  Group classes are offered every month on pre-arranged dates. The number of students in the class typically ranges between 6 to 8.  See our upcoming beginner SCUBA certification class dates below.

Semi-Custom Dive Classes

If your schedule doesn’t work with our pre-arranged dates for dive classes, a semi-custom beginner SCUBA certification class may be the answer for you. Custom Dive classes are a hybrid of, both, group and private lessons. The class and pool session will be customized to your schedule, while your open water dives will be completed with one of the group classes on pre-set dates.  See our upcoming class dates below.

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Custom Dive Lessons

Do you prefer learning one-on-one? If so, 100% Custom beginner SCUBA certification is your perfect fit! Your classroom session, pool sessions, and open water dives are all catered to your schedule.  And, you will have one on one dive instruction!  This allows your beginner SCUBA certification to be specifically catered to you, allowing you to maximize your dive education.

SCUBA Referral Class

Have you already started a class up North and dread the cold water dives? With our SCUBA Referral Class, as long as you have completed your beginner SCUBA certification classroom sessions at your local dive shop, you can complete your open water dives, in Clearwater or Tarpon Springs, with Mac’s Sports. When you are ready to do your open water dives, just plan a visit to the Tampa Bay area! Mac’s will help you complete your beginner SCUBA certification dives at one of our local crystal clear 72 degree springs.

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SCUBA Diving Classes and Certifications

Our Open Water Program is designed to teach you the skills to become a competent and responsible SCUBA Diver through the repetition of skills in our classroom, on-site indoor pool, and open water dives, all while having as much as fun possible! Instructors pay individual attention to each student to ensure that they are as comfortable and competent as possible while in the water!

After all, our dive instructors are passionate about SCUBA Diving and teaching. This passion shines through in our instructors’ thoroughness of any and all classes. Our main goal is for you to love SCUBA diving as much as we do and we take pride in seeing our students as successful SCUBA Divers upon the completion of their class

  • Group Classes

  • Semi Custom Dive Classes

  • Custom Dive Lessons

  • SCUBA Referral Class

  • Night Diving

  • Limited Visibility Diving
  • Boat Diving
  • Drift Diving

Upcoming Classes

Open Water Dive Class

Open Water SCUBA Certification Class

November 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Open Water Dive Class

Open Water SCUBA Certification Class

November 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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REAL REVIEWS from our clients

I highly recommend Mac’s, Matt was very professional and knowledgeable,Thank you for your excellent services.
Nick Bartlett
Nick Bartlett
21:14 01 Nov 18
My son and I completed a course with Brian at Mac’s. We went to Rainbow River and had an awesome time. Brian was super helpful and a really kind person. Great experience!
Karley Vaughn
Karley Vaughn
14:19 01 Oct 18
We started our diving journey at Mac's on Clearwater. Its been all 👌😂 we started the class in June and became certified divers July 15th. Its been an extremely fun time. The instructor Keith really enjoys teaching diving. The entire process has been a great learning experience and gives us the opportunity to see an underwater world not many people have seen.read more
Franklyn Gutierrez
Franklyn Gutierrez
22:44 16 Jul 18
Excellent service, highly recommend this dive shop.
Christina Roddey
Christina Roddey
15:39 14 Jul 18
Love Mac's. Started going there over 10 years ago for ski gear and Mike was a big help with that. It is great to see employees stick around for the long term!Now that it was time for a group of friends and I to become scuba certified, Matt is an awesome instructor. He is very knowledgeable and attentive. Matt goes above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable with your purchases and setting you up with what your specific needs are. Keith and Mike are also great with helping answer questions and showing the right gear you may want. Overall, all the guys there are knowledgeable and welcoming to be around.read more
Jodie Snyder
Jodie Snyder
20:00 26 May 18
Matt, Keith and Mike as well as the rest of the staff are incredible...!!! The wealth of knowledge and professionalism is second to none. They are more about helping us be comfortable and satisfied then with selling the sale. I am thrilled to call these guys my new diving family...!!!
Michael G. Knettel Jr.
Michael G. Knettel Jr.
20:00 26 May 18
Great certification and diving experiences. Thank you Keith for instructing me well during my coursework, pool practice and open water testing. Thank you Matt for helping me develope my skills diving with awsome marine life through your guided open ocean dives.
Christine Russo
Christine Russo
22:59 21 Jan 18
We had originally went for scuba lessons with super sports and scuba. First of all, that instructor had me scared stupid about diving. When we were ready to get certified i could not get them to answer my call to schedule the dive. We were getting ready to go on a cruise and my husband and I were looking forward to diving in the Caribbean. My brother who was certified at Mac's brought us there for sidewalk sale and Keith was awesome. He was extremely knowledgeable and kind. So, when things feel through at the other place,we knew we had to go with Mac and Keith. Keith worked on his his day of and did private lessons to make sure we were ready. Now, i need to tell you we had already done dive classroom portion at other place...at Mac we did online course which was much more informative and spent way more time in the pool. Keith made sure we felt comfortable and were ready to dive. We are leaving for cruise tomorrow and we are so looking forward to diving in GrandTurk and Dominican Republic. Thanks Mac and Keith!read more
Michelle Rabbitts
Michelle Rabbitts
17:28 04 Nov 17
Mike is awesome!!! He answered all my questions was extremely helpful.. prices are right and I will continue to do business there thank you guys
Kenny Morehouse
Kenny Morehouse
17:17 27 Aug 17
Highly recommend! The hubs and I have been customers for more than 20 years. We buy our gear and get it serviced there. We've taken several classes and have been on many dive trips with them. Our daughter was certified there. The staff is knowledgable, helpful and friendly. Recently purchased some new gear and Brian was very generous. Thanks Brian! See you at the Dive Club meeting. read more
Sharon Lappe
Sharon Lappe
18:37 02 Aug 17
My wife and I went in to the Macs Clearwater location to check out some diving gear. Mike Odette greeted us at the door and helped us with every question and concern we had. The shop is one of the nicest dive shops we have ever been to. Large selection of everything. I would recommend this shop to anyone. Thanks Mike. We will see you soonread more
mike wetherington
mike wetherington
19:54 09 Apr 17
I've been coming here for years. The staff here are all extremely nice and very helpful. They take very good care of their customers and care about getting you the right gear for your level. It's also really nice that when snow season comes around that they provide the gear you need for skiing. I dive and ski, so this is perfect shop.read more
Danan Coleman
Danan Coleman
02:39 10 Jan 17

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Mac’s Sports Inc. is a family owned and operated dive shop with over 50 years experience teaching people to SCUBA dive, as well as teaching advanced SCUBA, classes.  Whether you are looking for; beginning dive classesspecialty SCUBA classes,  an upcoming dive trip, or even SCUBA rental equipment, Mac’s Sports has you covered.

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