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Gold Coast Scuba

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259 Commercial Blvd Ste 2, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308-4415
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PADI Open Water Cert

Did my PADI open water cert with instructor Brad and it was great! He's knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David E
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Miami, Florida
AMAZING DIVE CENTER

My family and I visited Ft Lauderdale on spring break and relied on Gold Coast Scuba for guidance... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
Kirsten R
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“dive shop” (10 reviews)
“open water” (5 reviews)
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259 Commercial Blvd Ste 2, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308-4415
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Did my PADI open water cert with instructor Brad and it was great! He's knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and patient. We had a class size of 3, Brad made sure everyone was comfortable with all the skills before moving forward and spent the extra time with anyone...More

Thank David E
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

My family and I visited Ft Lauderdale on spring break and relied on Gold Coast Scuba for guidance and equipment. Simply put, the service was outstanding. The staff was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable and equipment was top notch. We did both beach and boat dives...More

Thank Kirsten R
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

My husband and i are on vacation and have never been snorkeling. The instructor was great and made us feel comfortable even in what was pretty deep water. We were part of a larger group that had more experienced snorkelers but we all went at...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

We frequented Gold Coast on a recent trip to Lauderdale by the Sea. We rented gear and booked a couple boat trips through them as well. Steve was great to work with and very fair with us as things didn't always line up as scheduled....More

Thank dhaughs
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

I flew in from out of state and chose Gold Coast Scuba to complete my PADI open water certification based on their excellent reviews and clearly outlined schedules on their Meetup site (it was surprisingly difficult to find class schedules from other scuba shops). My...More

Thank hjk2012
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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

So I'm not sure of all the details behind it but apparently my husband found the online booking and it was for the boat itself. We had to go to a scuba shop the day prior to our dive and pick up all the scuba...More

Thank Sariah B
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Reviewed May 31, 2017

Great selection of gear, both to purchase and rent. And the brothers Steve and Brian were really knowledgeable, helpful and generous with their time educating me on product differences. I also really like the convenience of having classes on site and the variety of diving...More

Thank GeoLid
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Reviewed May 17, 2017

I highly recommend Lizbeth “Liz” Espejo Frenier for dive lessons. Her ability to instruct and encourage new divers, and in our case young divers, made the PADI Open Water Certification for my two teenagers an excellent experience. The day my kids did their beach dive...More

Thank lv4539
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Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

Purchased a Groupon on a trip down to Ft Lauderdale. Met Steve and he got us set up with Cam. We were prepped on what to do, what to wear and techniques. Went to the beach and enjoyed the experience. Saw all the reefs and...More

Thank Kobe1187
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Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

This is a well organized shop with experienced dive instructors who really made me feel at home. I had such a great time with Brad and Brian I wish I could have stayed longer and dived more with them. Brian really went above and beyond...More

Thank Gaylord F
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TJ30
Can someone please layout how the shore diving or meetups work. We are staying at the Sea Spray Inn near Anglins pier and Gold Coast Scuba but this is our first time to LBTS and shore diving so I'm not sure of the logistics. exp: dive boats/ MN lake diving mostly Do we need to rent a car just to transport gear from the hotel and shop to the beach? Or a car just to store ones gear bag etc while diving? though we might be able to suit up and hump it all from the hotel. Do tanks need to be reserved ahead of time or picked up the night before? or are they readily available? We have our own gear so I'm assuming once we secure tanks and are rsvp'd for a meet up we just show up at the listed time/place and plan the dive unless of course its a paid boat dive. Any advice would be appreciated as we want to make the most of our 5 days Thanks- TJ
August 24, 2016|
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Response from Ashley8375 | Reviewed this property |
Hey TJ, When we went diving, we had to do the cert too which was a little more complicated. But I'll try my best to help you out. For shore diving, we met up at the shop, snagged the gear and tanks (since we didnt have... More
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