Adventure Outfitters has decided that in accordance with the statewide Safer at Home initiative, it is in the best interest of the public to limit hours and be available by appointment. This reduces the number of people who will be in the shop and will allow us to adhere to the CDC guidelines more consistently.

MONDAY: Noon to 4 p.m.
TUESDAY: Noon to 4 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Noon to 4 p.m.
THURSDAY: Noon to 4 p.m.
FRIDAY: Noon to 4 p.m.
SATURDAY: 9a.m. to 2 p.m.

Our first thought is for you and your family. Your safety is our number one priority and therefore, we have made several policies into place to help mitigate your risk and keep you safe but at the same time, offer you assistance with your diving and social distancing!

Adventure Outfitters will operate with limited hours and appointments starting March 30, 2020. We will keep updating you as we learn more about the situation in our community. Please see our website and our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

To schedule a tank fill, purchase equipment or discuss classes, please call 813-832-6669 or email us at info@adventuretampa.com.

If you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to reach out! We are available by phone, email and Facebook. Our phone number will be forwarded and we can also still teach small numbers and virtually by video, as well as e-learning.

Sanitizing Equipment

Adventure Outfitters is practicing extreme caution and sanitizing all of our rental and fitting equipment. We want you to make sure you are also! According to a study performed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), CDC, UCLA and Princeton University, Coronavirus is stable on plastic surfaces for up to three days. 

According to an article by Divers Alert Network, to sanitize your equipment, be sure you are rinsing your equipment before use. Bacteria can grow on surfaces that have not been thoroughly rinsed and thoroughly dried afterwards. To sterilize your equipment, you can use an alcohol or antibacterial mouthwash. We use Steramine, medical-grade sanitizing tablets. We do have them available for purchase. If you use Steramine, be sure that you soak the mouthpiece – whether it be for your regulator or your BCD oral inflator – for no more than 5 minutes to avoid wear and tear to your gear. You can also use a toothbrush or swabs to get the inside of your mouthpiece. 

For booties, wetsuits, mask, snorkel, fins, you can soak your gear in freshwater for several hours. Be sure to unvelcro, unlatch and unzip before you rinse, as grime can grow in the crevices. Similar to sanitizing your regulator, you can sanitize them the same way. 

If you have any other questions about sanitizing your equipment, please reach out to us! We are your local dive shop and we are here to help!

Never stop learning

Adventure Outfitters believes that an occupied mind is a healthy mind. We therefore are taking extra measures to have classes available to you so, you don’t have to leave your living room! We will have virtual classes available, along with e-learning and small semi-private pool sessions and courses.

Scuba diving has to be one of the safest activities with your own bottle of compressed filtered air! Be sure that you are taking care of your mind, as well as your body and getting some exercise and eating healthy. All of these details will keep you in good health and avoid cabin fever! Once things have returned to normal, you will have a greater appreciation of the outside around you and what you missed when you were in your living room or your home office.

What can you do to help your local dive shop?

Adventure Outfitters understands and appreciates its loyal customers. That is how we survive – with our community. We have rough times ahead of us. We ask that when you decide to make a purchase, that you consider supporting your local dive shop. We still have inventory available and can deliver to your door.

Purchasing Gear

We have plenty of gear in stock and are diligently working on our online store to bring you more options than those listed online. As we work on our store, please consider reaching out to us, as we may already have it in stock and can deliver to your door – free of charge!

Gift Cards

Gift certificates, class certificates, deposits and other means of purchasing are still available to our customers. Right now, we are offering a $100 gift card purchase of $90 or $500 gift card for $425. We are also offering fill cards – 10 fills get one free, 20 fills get three free. We’re offering different types of fill cards for different types of tanks – Nitrox and High Pressure fills available.

Classes

We are still offering classes! We are only doing private or semi-private courses by appointment. Please arrange with us around your schedule by contacting info@adventuretampa.com or calling us at 813-832-6669. If you are interested in starting the e-learning or virtual classroom portion of your class now – awesome! We are still offering a discount if you sign up for e-learning on your class and/or gear. Please reach out with any questions.