Need your regulator or BCD serviced? Our full service repair department can handle all your repair needs. Perhaps you just need gear for a week or a weekend dive? Our rental gear is always inspected and serviced after every use!
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We are very proud to be one of the few PADI 5 Star dive shops in the Philadelphia and Bucks County area that has been recognized for exceptional customer service.
Enrolling in a traditional scuba diving course can be time-consuming. We know that you are busy and we want to help you achieve your dream of being a scuba diver while working within your time restraints.
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Our dive shop is the largest and most well-stocked dive shop in the Bucks County and Philadelphia area. We have many lines of scuba gear to fit the needs of both recreational and technical divers.
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Why Learn To Dive With Us?
Escaping to the underwater world is not only just a great way to relax but it also provides wonderful memories.
Meet new people and develop long lasting relationships
Travel the world and see places most people won't
Get certified with one of the most highly awarded shops
A-1 Scuba Diving And Snorkeling Adventures has been the Philadelphia and Bucks County areas top PADI Certification agency since 1990. Becoming a PADI Certified Scuba Diver opens you up to a whole new world of adventure and possibilities. More than 70% of our world is underwater and many people will never get the chance to see that. Whether you are looking to dive the rugged waters off of New Jersey where the crystal clear blue water of the Caribbean, we can help you get there.
A-1 Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Adventures has been certifying students for almost 25 years. Over time we have grown from a small operation into a dive shop that is not only known throughout Philadelphia and Bucks County but also around the world. Our scuba instructors are highly trained and spend many hours year taking new courses to enhance their students experience.
Becoming a PADI Certified Scuba Diver opens you up to a whole new world of adventure and possibilities. More than 70% of our world is underwater and many people will never get the chance to see that. Whether you are looking to dive the rugged waters off of New Jersey where the crystal clear blue water of the Caribbean, we can help you get there.
The PADI Open Water Diver Course is a five-week class that consist of both academic and practical skills. Once a week you will be required to attend a four-hour course that will be split up between classroom work and confined water exercises. You will meet us at our dive shop for approximately 2 hours of classroom work and then follow us to a local pool for two hours of practical training in the water.
Once you have completed your training, you will attend one of our Dutch Springs certification weekends where over the course of two days you will be tested on the skills that you learned in the classroom and in the pool. Once you have completed these “check out dives” you will officially be a PADI Open Water SCUBA Diver. After you complete this entry-level course, you are welcome to return and take advanced courses that will allow you further discovery and adventure in the underwater world.
"As a former employee of A-1 who continued training with them and became an OW Instructor, I really enjoyed customer interaction as well as tackling training issues and repairing equipment. The Manager, Jennifer Mayfield, became a close friend and when I did leave, my high regard for her remained intact. I hope to continue diving with A-1's excellent staff and enjoying great camaraderie with all my scuba diving friends who still frequent the shop."
"The lessons offered were easy to understand, and the mentors were very kind. As an individual that has been afraid of water for a good portion of my life, I got my confidence back to start diving again. I have some excellent photos from my dives and the memories I made will be with me forever. Pumped up for the diving trip in '15! get your reservations NOW!!!"
"I received my scuba certification from A-1. I love how flexible they are and how they work with people who have crazy schedules!!! They were so patient and really did everything they could to make you feel comfortable with the different exercises required for certification. I highly recommend them!!!"