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Mac’s Sports’ Technicians and Dive Instructors

Learn to dive from the Tampa Bay area’s BEST dive instructors!

At Mac’s Sports, we really love to scuba dive!  Whether you are getting your beginner SCUBA certification, or you are looking for specialty SCUBA classes, with Mac’s, you know you are getting the best dive education around.  With over 85, collective, years of SCUBA experience, our dive instructors will make sure you are comfortable and confident with all concepts of SCUBA.  The passion we have for SCUBA shows in the way we teach.  Our goal is for every student to love SCUBA as much as we do!

If equipment service is what you are looking for, Mac’s does that too.  Our manufacturer trained technicians will make sure your equipment is service to manufacturer specifications.  Contact us today or check out our online dive class or dive trip calendar to see when the next SCUBA class is happening.  We can’t wait to see you in the water!

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Brian Grindey

Brian Grindey

Mac’s Sports Owner/Instructor

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Brian is a second generation SCUBA Instructor with 34 years of experience. He is a Certified SCUBA Instructor through NASDS & SSI. His latest achievement is his certification as a Poseidon MKIV Rebreather instructor! After years of working and running dive charter boats, he began teaching people how to dive. He joined Mac’s in 1988 and shortly thereafter became Manager.  When Brian leaves Florida on vacation, he heads to the ski slopes in Utah and Colorado.

  • Certification • SSI Dive Coordinator Instructor, Poseidon MKIV Rebreather Instructor

  • Hometown • Tarpon Springs, FL

  • Occupation •  Store Owner, Retail Sales, Service Technician, Travel Specialist

  • Favorite Dive Spots • Sea of Cortez, Cozumel, Bahamas, Florida East Coast

Keith Grubs

Keith Grubbs

Scuba Instructor & Retail Sales

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  • Certification • SSI Instructor Trainer, Poseidon MKIV Rebreather instructor

  • Hometown • Munice, IN

  • Occupation •  Scuba Instructor, Retail Sales, Travel Specialist

Matt Glime

Matt Glime

Scuba Instructor & Retail Sales

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  • Certification • SSI Dive Advanced Open Water Instructor
  • Hometown • Clearwater, FL
  • Occupation •  Scuba Instructor, Retail Sales, Service Technician, Travel Specialist
  • Favorite Dive Spots • Stuarts Cove Shark Dives, Gulf of Mexico, Thunderbolt Wreck – Marathon Key, Wreck of the Rhone – Tortula
Mike Odette

Mike Odette

Service Technician & Retail Sales

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  • Certification • Open Water Diver, Service Technician
  • Hometown • Clearwater, FL

  • Occupation •  Service Technician, Retail Sales

  • Favorite Dive Spots • Molasses and French reed in Pennecamp Park

Robbie Pascual

Robbie Pascual

Service Technician & Retail Sales

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  • Certification • Specialty Diver
  • Hometown • Clearwater, FL
  • Occupation •  Service Technician, Retail Sales
  • Favorite Dive Spots • Bahamas, Cozumel, Florida Keys, Gulf of Mexico
Mark McCune

Mark McCune

Service Technician & Retail Sales

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  • Certification • Dive Control Specialist

  • Hometown • Bronx, N.Y.

  • Occupation •  Computer Programmer

Nick Bork

Nick Bork

Service Technician & Retail Sales

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  • Certification • Dive Control Specialist
  • Hometown • Westland, MI
  • Occupation •  Sr. Developer, Inuvo, Inc.
  • Favorite Dive Spots • Darwin’s Arch off Darwin Island, Galapagos Islands, Equator
Daniel Vavrecka

Daniel Vavrecka

Service Technician & Retail Sales

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  • Certification • Dive Control Specialist

  • Hometown • Clearwater, FL

  • Occupation •  Co-owner of Made For You Enterprises

  • Favorite Dive Spots • Grand Cayman

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 fun possible! Instructors pay individual attention to each student to ensure that they are as comfortable and competent as possible while in the water!

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

  • Group Classes

  • Semi Custom Dive Classes

  • Custom Dive Lessons

  • SCUBA Referral Class

  • Night Diving

  • Limited Visibility Diving
  • Boat Diving
  • Drift Diving

Upcoming Classes

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REAL REVIEWS from our clients

I learned to dive with Billy, he is a very good instructor. I recommend him to anyone wanting to learn scuba. He jokes around, tells stories and corrects small mistakes immediately. He is very good about calling/texting in order to keep in touch about dive trips. If you ever need anything he is there to help.read more
Lys Wonderland
Lys Wonderland
00:02 23 Dec 17
After a life long fascination with the ocean, I finally decided to get SCUBA certified. I did a little research trying to find the best place, probably just as you are doing now. I kept seeing 5 star reviews of Billy from the Tarpon Springs location, so I booked my classes. This was absolutely the best decision I have made in a long time. Billy was an outstanding instructor! He has been diving since he was little kid, and it shows. The wealth of knowledge he shares with you from all of his experiences is something to charish. He went above and beyond in making sure I understood everything that was being taught and that I was truely comfortable in the water. He is probably one of the most passionate, funny, and genuine people you will ever meet. Thank you for everything, Billy! Cheers, to a life long friendship and an awesome new hobby!read more
Jason Zala
Jason Zala
22:21 25 Jul 17
Super convenient location. I dive 3-4 times a month, so I'm in there 3-4 times a month. They always have what I need, and the one time a mistake was made, it was taken care of above and beyond.
Austin Cave
Austin Cave
13:59 24 Jul 17
shopped around and was in market for classes talked to billy there and choice was clear he wanted to teach me to be safe and have fun if you need classes meet billy u will never regret it
bennie melvin
bennie melvin
17:17 18 Jul 17
I just complete my open water certification with Billy and it was great. The online portion was good but Billy does a better job at explaining and having stories that relate to what you need to know. I would recommend him as a trainer and the Tarpon Springs storie to anyone. I wear a larger wetsuit that is hard to find and Billy went above to help me find a suit that fit perfectly and it was a very good price! Thanks Billy!!read more
Megan Perry
Megan Perry
14:25 08 May 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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