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Depth Perception Dive Center

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Tampa, FL, USA
About Depth Perception Dive Center
Depth Perception specializes in providing unique and personalized scuba diving or snorkeling activities for visitors and residents looking for Florida's salt and watersports lifestyle. Call us to find out how we can assist you with your Florida weekday and weekend freshwater and saltwater scuba diving and snorkeling experiences with our knowledgeable staff. From Try Scuba- intro to scuba classes non-certification classes, scuba diving certification, NAUI referral dives, day and overnight dive and snorkeling guided excursions and scuba and snorkeling equipment rental; there is something for everyone. To snorkeling and open water scuba diving excursions. Scuba Diving is a year round activity in Florida from the constant 72-74 degrees in the Florida Springs, to the Freshwater Spring fed lakes next to the orange groves in Central Florida Depth Perception can host your snorkeling excursion or dives in the crystal clear Springs, the Gulf of Mexico, the Florida Keys, and around the world.
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Reviewed June 12, 2019

Depth Perception has the nicest, most knowledgeable staff! Robert Lawrence is patient and truly wants his clients to have a great experience learning to dive. He cares about his students understanding the physics and mechanics of diving so they may love the sport while keeping...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank erikandmel
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

My husband signed us up for scuba diving lessons because he wanted to scuba during our honeymoon in Thailand. I was extremely nervous about it, as I’ve heard horror stories about diving in the past. I also was nervous about my ears being able to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Michelle H
Reviewed September 6, 2018

I cannot fully express how awesome Depth Perception is. Mr. Robert Lawrence is an all around great guy. Back in the 90's they sponsored some of our cave diving expeditions and I was more than thrilled to find them still around when I moved back...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robby B
Reviewed July 23, 2018

I just completed my NAUI open water certification and there are not enough wonderful things that I could say about Robert Lawrence, owner/head instructor, and his entire team at Depth Perception Dive Center. Their passion for diving and expertise spills over into each class. Each...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Melissa G
Reviewed March 23, 2018

I can honestly say that I would not be certified today if I went to any other Dive Shop!! Robert knows how to make divers feel comfortable underwater!! He teaches his students buoyancy, which most other instructors do not teach. He is extremely knowledgable about...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank adventuresofkrista
Reviewed November 19, 2016

This is long overdue---I didn't think I would ever get back in the water after my first experience with another dive center. I received one on one attention from Robert, who made my safety and education his number one priority. Robert was extremely patient with...More

Date of experience: September 2016
6  Thank vivausa
Reviewed August 30, 2016

Robert, Michelle and John make a great team of individuals dedicated to help you learn to scuba dive. Robert patiently helped us plan and diligently executed it to obtain diving licenses for our children on our recent Tampa trip. Robert has an endearing approach and...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank akilamahesh2000
Reviewed August 30, 2016

Just got NAUI certified and I am 69. The instructors are wonderful, professional, patient and very safety conscious. Equipment was first rate. The open water dive was amazing. Going back next month for my Nitrox certification. Even provided me with a childrens tank and vest...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Soldier327
Reviewed August 1, 2016

Would you travel 11 ½ hours and plan a week-long stay just to become NAUI certified to Open Water dive? Yes!!! If it meant being certified through Depth Perception of Tampa Bay, Florida!! Did we drive past numerous other dive shops during our four state...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank jc00per2016
Reviewed April 22, 2016

I got my NAUI open water and nitrox certifications here. The instructor, Robert, is very knowledgeable, passionate, and committed to training great divers. Classes are small, with a lot of personalized instruction and one-on-one time. The shop is also well stocked with quality gear at...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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December 31, 2016|
Response from Robert L |
Hi Shawna! We can provide you with a open water diving experience. First you must complete a short classroom session, one pool session, then we will take you diving. You will then do two open water dives, under the... More