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Staying Warm this Winter

By Dive Buddy | December 10, 2018

In Florida, we can dive all year long! It’s not like ice diving up North and we don’t have to worry nearly as often, about our regulators free-flowing or being damaged by the cold. The Adventure Outfitters family is from the Midwest and there was a time when we would laugh at the “cold” winters…

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Recap of Friday Night’s From Sea to Space

By Dive Buddy | October 20, 2018

If you weren’t able to join us Friday for From Sea to Space: The Final Frontier, you missed an interesting discussion with Joseph Dituri, PhD, DMT, CDR – US Navy (ret) on the similarities and differences between astronauts and deep-sea/technical divers. The History of Astronaut Selection: Not only did we learn about some of the…

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Follow Along on our Trip to Roatan Honduras

By Dive Buddy | July 23, 2018

Instructor, Robert Blevins documents Adventure Outfitters’ trip to CocoView Resort in Roatan Honduras! See all of the images and videos on our Facebook Roatan Album! Sunday, July 22: Roatan Day 1 I’m sitting on the water in Roatan, Honduras at Coco View drinking a cup of morning coffee, listening to the ocean waves breaking over…

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You’re open water certified, now what?

By Dive Buddy | May 9, 2018

A practical guide for new divers. First. Use your local dive shop – your dive shop and your instructors have been with you every step of the way with your certification. Let them help you with appropriate dive sites, dive trips abroad, local events and free guest speakers, cleanup dives, and gear considerations. When you…

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Spring Break Youth Programs

By Dive Buddy | January 22, 2018

Want a way to keep your kids busy and active during Spring Break? Adventure Outfitters is pleased to announce its Spring Break Youth Program! Enjoy several days of snorkeling / skin diving, scuba, kayaking and learning about our Florida environment! Our program starts Monday, March 12 until Friday, March 16! Students will be broken into…

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Every Cleanup Counts

By Dive Buddy | November 16, 2017

Every year, more than 100,000 sea turtles and mammals are killed a year from plastic marine debris. Marine debris can wrap around fins, flippers, wings and throats, causing life-threatening injuries – even to us, our friends and our families (don’t forget your line cutter!). As divers, we have a responsibility and a duty to protect…

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Specialty of the Month

By Dive Buddy | November 9, 2017

We’re committed to your continuing diver education! Participate in our Specialty of the Month and receive 15% off the course! Take 5 specialties, get Master Scuba Diver! December: Cavern January: Equipment Specialist February: Nitrox March: Emergency Oxygen Provider and Emergency First Responder April: Fish ID May: Spearfishing June: Dive Against Debris/Project AWARE Specialties See our EVENTS PAGE…

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Cavern with Two Travelers

By Dive Buddy | November 6, 2017

Adventure Outfitters was lucky enough to be selected by PADI to work with two fabulous women travelers, Alex and Heather. The two ladies were off on an adventure to discover more than the famous Florida beaches, the Florida springs! Alex Baacus has a travel blogging site: Alex in Wanderland where she shares her adventures. She describes…

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Stoked for Stone Crab

By Dive Buddy | October 16, 2017

Sunday marks the first day of Recreational Stone Crab Season for the state of Florida! Annually, the season starts on Oct. 15 and runs through May 15. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website, the recreational stone crabbing Size Limit is: 2 3/4 Inch Claws. and the Daily Bag Limit is: 1 gallon of claws…

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Tampa’s Undersea Oxygen Clinic

By Dive Buddy | October 2, 2017

Did you know that there is an active hyperbaric treatment center right here in the heart of Tampa? Undersea Oxygen Clinic is a Divers Alert Network (DAN) 24-hour, 7 days a week, 365 days a year-operated diver treatment facility located in the Westshore District in Tampa. Address: 701 N. West Shore Blvd. 3rd Floor, Tampa,…

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Summer Hours

By Dive Buddy | May 21, 2016

Forgot to grab your tank, forgot to rent your gear? No problem! We are extending our weekday evening hours to 7 p.m.! Adventure Outfitters will be open Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday: Closed and gone diving!

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2016 Dive Against Debris at Ballast Point and Picnic Island

By Dive Buddy | March 29, 2016

We need divers, shore personnel, data collectors, and kayakers. All volunteers and families are welcome! All clean up dives are on a Sunday morning. Picnic Island: June 12 at 9 am Ballast Point: July 10 at 9 am Picnic Island: August 28 at 9 am Ballast Point: September 11 at 9 am Picnic Island: November…

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