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Mac's Sports SCUBA Lessons

Beginner and Specialty SCUBA Classes

Why you should learn to dive at Mac’s!

At Mac’s, we teach a variety of classes. We teach everything starting with your basic Open Water Certification and teaching classes all the way to Dive Instructor training. Since teaching diving since 1978, Mac’s has certified thousands of Tampa Bay’s most confident and capable divers. Our five instructors, who have over 85 years teaching experience between them, will make sure that you, as a student, feel as confident and comfortable as possible!  Choosing where you learn to dive is an important decision.  Mac’s instructors have the experience and professionalism you want from a dive instructor.
In class lessons and instruction are given in our on-site classroom, where you learn the concepts of your course. You then take 20 steps to reach our indoor heated pool, where you learn to apply all of these newly learned concepts. Having all of these resources available in one location makes it easy and convenient for you, the student, to learn the concepts of SCUBA diving.  Once you have complete your SCUBA education with Mac’s, you will be ready for the amazing underwater experience, SCUBA has to offer!

Did You Know 71% of Our World is Covered by Water? Learning to SCUBA

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Beginner SCUBA Certification

Learn to Dive from the Safest and Most Fun Instructors!

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 fun possible!  Instructors pay individual attention to each student to ensure that they are as comfortable and competent as possible while in the water!  If you live in a cold climate and have completed your classroom portion of SCUBA certification, you can complete your open water dive test with Mac’s.

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. Call one of our 2 locations, to sign up for Scuba Diving Classes, today!

Beginner SCUBA Certification
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Specialty SCUBA Classes

We offer a variety of classes to help enhance your SCUBA skillset

Specialty SCUBA Classes are designed to help you learn and master specific diving skillsets. At Mac’s Sports, we have built our specialty SCUBA classes to enhance your diving experience, allowing you to become a more confident and stronger diver. Whether you need classes for a specific type of diving, learning how to use dive equipment, night diving, dive instructor or safety classes, Mac’s a class for you.

We have been teaching diving since 1978, so you can rest assured that our instructors are the best in the Tampa Bay area. While group dive classes are the most cost-effective way to get certified, Mac’s does offer custom classes for people with scheduling constraints.  Get signed up for your specialty SCUBA class today, and see why Mac’s Sports is Tampa Bay’s premier dive shop for over 50 years!

Specialty SCUBA Classes

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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Open Water Dive Class

Open Water SCUBA Certification Class

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

Customer Appreciation Rainbow River Dive!!

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Tusa Paragon Mask!

Introducing the new advanced M2001S Paragon professional divers mask. The new Paragon mask offers TUSA’s NEW Reinforced TRI-MIX frame, Freedom Technology with Fit II, and the UV 420 Lens Treatment with AR and CrystalView Optical Glass which helps you dive with eye protection and ultimate clarity.

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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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