Southern Skin Divers Supply is older than any of the certification agencies in the world. PADI, NAUI, SSI, IDEA, YMCA, SSI, & TDI all use training techniques developed and pioneered by Southern. The certification agencies do two things for Scuba Schools; they print the books that we use, and they make the plastic cards that we issue. All training is done by SOUTHERN SKIN DIVER SUPPLY.
now we are offering executive scuba classes to our beginning dive students at no
Private to semi- private lessons
indoor heated pool
have full time instructors who are
the owners; the
4 owners have been certified over 90 years and can answer all diving training
requirements with experienced answers. We have over
10,000 dives amongst us and are experienced
in treasure hunting, fossil hunting,
cold water, photography, spear-fishing and tropical diving.
Scuba School has been training longer than any other in the country and has made
more divers than any school in Alabama.
is designed for any students even those with limited recreational time. We teach
slow and thorough instead of fast and sloppy. Our new divers are much better
divers than most new divers; at least that is what the boat captains and resorts
Scuba School has the best safety record in the United States. None of our
students or divers have ever been hurt on any checkout trip or escorted trip in
our 50-year history.
of our Executive students become Passport Club members and get a lifetime parts
warranty on their life support equipment, discounts on trips, and lifetime use
of the pool with free air. The executive training program requires purchase of
life support equipment at student discount prices from the scuba school. We are
the Aqua-Lung dealer for this area. Aqua-Lung is the #1 manufacturer of scuba
equipment in the world.
have a 6000 square ft training facility with a 14 ft deep 50 ft long indoor
heated pool specifically designed for Scuba training.
Our store has the largest inventory of scuba and snorkeling equipment in
the state. This training facility also includes:
showers, lockers, and a classroom with VCR and Slide projector.
pool is designed so someone can learn like they were on a boat, the students can
gear and then sit down on the benches alongside the pool to put it on, then you
can stand up and take a giant stride forward into the pool. The pool is deep
enough that when you jump in you do not hit the bottom. SSDS students get more
experience equalizing their ears because the pool is 14 ft deep and they are
going to equalize 3 times instead of just once like you would in an 8 ft pool.
pool is the 1st commercial pool in Jefferson County to use Bromine.
Bromine does not fade your equipment the way chlorine does and it does not burn
pool is always available to our passport club members for practice. We allow
swapping of equipment throughout the course of the classes to assure the proper
fit and satisfaction of our divers.
Why Can Southern Do This And Others Canít?
have experienced most diving conditions and have the correct answers to your
staff is friendly, courteous, knowledgeable and helpful and we are interested in
making long-term divers not just signing someone up.
own our own pool and do not have to rent one.
instructors are our owners and not just inexperienced part time instructors.
pool is available all the time not just once or twice a week.
our students have to miss classes, that is no problem for us, because the
student can make up any class when they need to.
No additional charge!
A True Diving Pioneer Passes - Bill Tant - "Cap'n Scuba"
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Southern Skin Divers Supply - 4515 5th Avenue South - Birmingham, AL 35222 - (205) 595-3052
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