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Academy of Scuba opens SECOND facility in Phoenix, Arizona

(DiverWire) Phoenix-based Academy of Scuba has announced the opening of its second Phoenix location.  On March 3, 2012, Academy of Scuba will open its “Metro Location” at 8502 N Black Canyon Highway.

The new Scuba Training Facility is located on the West side of I-17 between Dunlap and Northern.    Opening day events include a tent sale, used gear sale, a clearance rack and an auction.  Throughout the day, there will be giveaways and raffles.  It will be a great time for new divers and seasoned dive veterans alike.

Academy of Scuba’s Metro Location will feature equipment sales, service and rental for most major equipment manufacturers.  Academy of Scuba offers the highest quality training from beginner through professional including technical diving and public safety diving.  During the month of March, the Metro Location will offer free Air Fills, discounted Nitrox and Trimix Fills (with appropriate certification levels). The Metro Training Facility is an approximate 5,000 square foot facility with indoor heated pool and on-site management that includes multiple course directors and instructor trainers.

Under New Management

For over 30 years, Arizona based divers have flocked to the Metro Scuba center for their training.  Now Academy of Scuba is giving this classic Scuba shop location a well deserved “Scuba Refresher”. New management and ownership means a refreshed look and attitude.  An attitude and philosophy that puts divers in the water and keeps them there.  Our mantra is a dive shop that dives.  Academy of Scuba will lead their divers on excursions locally to dive sites at Lake Pleasant, Salt River and Lake Mohave.  Academy of Scuba also features frequent trips to Catalina, San Diego’s Wreck Alley, and San Carlos Mexico.  If you are looking for an exotic dive destination, check out our trips to Belize, Bonaire and other destinations at

Still diving at the Paradise Valley Location

Academy of Scuba is “still diving” at its Paradise valley Location at 40th Street and Bell Road (just East of the I-51).  Many of the same specials happening at the Metro Location will be occurring at the Paradise Valley Location to celebrate its new location.  Stop by Academy of Scuba “Paradise Valley” and check out our frequent specials and highlighted product offerings.

About the Academy of Scuba

The Academy of Scuba is an SDI/TDI Dive Training Facility, a NAUI Training Facility, a PADI Dive Center, a DAN Training Center/Business Member, a DEMA Member, and a member of the Better Business Bureau. The Academy of Scuba is an industry innovator for developing, implementing, and reinforcing advanced level Scuba diver training programs. The Academy of Scuba focuses on training with an emphasis to create “great divers”. The sole purpose of the Academy of Scuba is to not just put people in the water, but to keep people in the water. The Academy of Scuba assists divers in increasing enjoyment, adventure, and safety through better education and more frequent dive experiences.


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