Austin's and Tropic Scuba Special Offer

Save up to $248 on your NAUI Certification
and Austin's Snorkel Package.

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Save up to $248 on your NAUI Certification
and Austin's Snorkel Package.

How it works

Tropic Scuba and Austin’s Diving Center have teamed up to offer you the best quality Dive gear and semi-private NAUI Scuba Diver Certification. When you buy your Mask, Snorkel, and Fins at Austin’s (three great packages to choose from: Atomic, Cressi, or Tusa) you’ll receive up to $75 off the $675 registration for your semi-private NAUI Scuba Diver Certification and up to $173.85 off your gear at Austin’s. Semi Private classes have a maximum student to instructor ratio of 3:1 with a maximum class size of six students to two instructors. Class includes NAUI eLearning, Lecture, Pool Training, and Open Water Training
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Why Tropic Scuba?

We are a NAUI Training Center and NAUI Dream Destination that specializes in providing expert, private, scuba instruction and dive guiding services. We also provide private scuba diving charters in the Florida Keys on our boat out of Bass Pro Shops in Islamorada as well as into Biscayne National Park.Now in partnership with Austin’s Diving Center, we are able to bring you the level of service and attention previously only available to private classes.

How it works

Purchase one of the Austin’s gear package below to receive your registration discount promo code. Then, register for your Tropic Scuba class using your promo code (your promo code is worth $25, $50, or up to $75 off of your class registration depending on the gear package that you select from Austin’s).

Step 1: Purchase your equipment package from Austin’s Diving by selecting one of the three packages below:  

Step 2: Book your Tropic Scuba class online with your discount promo code Here » Note: If you purchase your class registration first, you will be credited for your discount afterwards.

What you’ll learn

You will be trained as a scuba diver and prepare you to dive in up to 60-feet (over 18m) of water, anywhere in the world. You will become proficient and comfortable with all required scuba diving skills, self rescue, rescuing others, compass and natural navigation techniques, and dive planning. You will also have a good understanding of dive physics and decompression theory.

How you’ll learn

You will learn in a very small class with direct supervision of your instructor with a ratio of no more than three students per instructor and a maximum class size of 2 instructors to 6 students. This allows us to provide you with a direct, hands-on approach, where we can customize your learning experience to your needs and you will not get lost in a crowd.

Your academics will begin by completing your online eLearning at your pace that will need to be completed prior to your pool session. You will also receive an academic lecture that will teach you in detail about your selection, use, and maintenance, of your scuba gear. Additionally, you will learn about dive planning, dive physics, and decompression theory.

During your two pool sessions, you will learn how to scuba dive in a confined water environment where we not only introduce and teach you the skills required to dive safely and proficiently, but we do so by graduating from introductory skills, to layering more complex learning application of the skills. We don’t move forward until you are proficient. By the time you perform in an open water environment, you will have performed each skill flawlessly, dozens of times.

Open water training is putting together all the skills you have mastered in the pool, in an open water environment but still with the direct hands on supervision of your instructor. Remember, you will already have mastered all the skills in confined water prior to getting to this point.

Where you’ll learn

Pool sessions (2 sessions) will take place either in Tropic Scuba’s pool in South Miami, or at AD Barnes swimming pool.

The first open water session (2 dives) will take place at Tigertail Lake which is a training facility that allows us to spend as much time as we deem necessary to get our divers comfortable. This way, we are not rushing to fit into the tight schedule of a charter boat and it allows us to expand on what we are spending time on.

The second open water session (2 dives) will be performed off of a charter boat in the Florida Keys.

When you’ll learn

Pool sessions will be scheduled Tuesday Evenings and Thursday Evenings (these may change with plenty of notice).

Open Water Sessions will be scheduled for weekends to accommodate what most people request.

How to get started

Instructions: Purchase one of the Austin’s gear package below to receive your registration discount promo code. Then, register for your Tropic Scuba class using your promo code. Step 1: Purchase your equipment package from Austin’s Diving by selecting one of the three packages below:  
Step 2: Book your Tropic Scuba class online with your discount promo code Here » Note: If you purchase your class registration first, you will be credited for your discount afterwards.

Gear Up at Austin's Diving Center

Atomic Package

Total Savings $173.85
$ 399
95
Reg $498.80
* Receive a $75 Tropic Scuba
Discount code with purchase
  • Mask: Atomic Subframe
  • Fins: Atomic Splitfins
  • Snorkel: Atomic SV1
  • Bag: Stahlsac 36" Mesh Duffel
  • Boots: Aqualung Superzip 5mm Ergo
Package 3

Save $98.85 over regular prices! In addition to these savings, upon purchasing this package, you will also receive a coupon code for $75 off the cost of our semi-private SCUBA open-water course with Instructor Ed Del Campo (An Austins Diving Center and Tropic Scuba exclusive partnership!) Your total savings from the purchase of this package and course totals $173.85.

Note: this package has many different size and color options to choose from. Upon purchase, we will contact you for this information. This package is also available in-store. Please feel free to drop by and purchase this package in person (recommended to get optimal sizing).

Cressi Package

Total Savings $142.85
$ 319
95
Reg $412.80
* Receive a $50 Tropic Scuba
Discount code with purchase
  • Mask: Cressi Air Mask
  • Fins: Cressi Thor Fins
  • Snorkel: Cressi Beta Snorkel
  • Bag: Stahlsac 36" Mesh Duffel
  • Boots: Aqualung Superzip 5mm Ergo
Package 2

Save $92.85 over regular prices! In addition to these savings, upon purchasing this package, you will also receive a coupon code for $50 off the cost of our semi-private SCUBA open-water course with Instructor Ed Del Campo (An Austins Diving Center and Tropic Scuba exclusive partnership!) Your total savings from the purchase of this package and course totals $142.85.

Note: this package has many different size and color options to choose from. Upon purchase, we will contact you for this information. This package is also available in-store. Please feel free to drop by and purchase this package in person (recommended to get optimal sizing).

Tusa Package

Total Savings $94.90
$ 269
95
Reg $339.85
* Receive a $25 Tropic Scuba
Discount code with purchase
  • Mask: Tusa Freedom HD
  • Fins: Tusa Solla Fins
  • Snorkel: Tusa Hyperdry Elite II
  • Bag: Stahlsac 36" Mesh Duffel
  • Boots: Aqualung Superzip 5mm Ergo
Package 1

Save $69.90 over regular prices! In addition to these savings, upon purchasing this package, you will also receive a coupon code for $25 off the cost of our semi-private SCUBA open-water course with Instructor Ed Del Campo (An Austins Diving Center and Tropic Scuba exclusive partnership!) Your total savings from the purchase of this package and course totals $94.90.

Note: this package has many different size and color options to choose from. Upon purchase, we will contact you for this information. This package is also available in-store. Please feel free to drop by and purchase this package in person (recommended to get optimal sizing).

Book your Class at Tropic Scuba

Book your NAUI Class Here

Purchase your Austin’s Snorkel Package to get your discount promo code, then  Book your NAUI class here with Tropic Scuba

about Austin's Diving Center

Since 1968, Austin's Diving Center has been servicing the SCUBA and skin diving community locally and internationally. With over 75 vendors and manufacturers' products available, Austin's can meet the needs of both recreational and technical divers, as well as freedivers and spearos.

about Tropic Scuba

Tropic Scuba's team has over 25 years experience. Our staff includes Certified NAUI SCUBA Instructors, a paramedic, a USCG licensed boat captain, and a certified lifeguard.

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Ed del Campo
owner

Leagues ahead of the rest

There is no substitute for experience, and at Tropic SCUBA, our expertise is unparalleled.

Tropic SCUBA is owned and operated by Ed del Campo, a NAUI dive professional for more than 25 years. Ed is a Certified NAUI SCUBA Instructor, a professional firefighter and paramedic, a USCG licensed boat captain, and a certified lifeguard.

Early on, Ed identified the need for in-depth, expert SCUBA diving instruction for firefighters. He formed Tropic SCUBA to expand his training from preparing firefighters for public safety diving to instructing individuals who not only wanted to learn to dive, but also were interested in mastering the rigorous skills required by NAUI for SCUBA certification.

Ed provides customized training to experienced divers to advance their skills and improve their techniques, as well as beginners who are interested in trying SCUBA for the first time. He also offers expert dive guiding services with a concierge-style approach, anticipating a diver’s every need.

Ed is committed to one essential principle: safety first, last and always with each client on every dive. The unique advantage of his firefighter and paramedic training, provides clients an extra level of confidence. “Safety and training are at the base of everything I do, every single day, whether as a firefighter / paramedic, or as a dive professional.” he says. “I believe all my divers benefit from that.” Your well-being is priceless. So is having Tropic SCUBA by your side.

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Book your Class at Tropic Scuba

Book your NAUI Class Here

Purchase your Austin’s Snorkel Package to get your discount promo code, then  Book your NAUI class here with Tropic Scuba