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By Dive Buddy | March 23, 2020

Adventure Outfitters has decided with the lift of the stay at home order, we will continue to serve our customers and clients at regular hours. We are still taking precautions and adhering to the CDC guidelines. We will limit the number of customers in the shop and we have protective gear and sanitizer and other…

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Gasparilla Cleanup Krewe 2020

By Dive Buddy | February 19, 2020

Adventure Outfitters partners with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful to clean up over 2,000 beads in Tampa Bay. On Sunday, January 26, the day after Gasparilla, Volunteers helped collect lots of beads but also, tons of aluminum cans and plastic containers for jello shots (some of the jello still inside), hats, feathers and food wrappers. Adventure…

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Remember the Blackthorn

By Dive Buddy | December 20, 2019

This January marks the 40th anniversary of the Blackthorn sinking in Tampa Bay. In 1980, the USCGC Blackthorn, a 180-foot buoy tender, collided with the tanker Capricorn near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, where 23 lives were lost of the 50 crew members. It is considered the Coast Guard’s worst peacetime disaster. A memorial stands in…

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5 Things We Learned From our Shearwaters

By Dive Buddy | October 2, 2019

As we (owners Anna and Jenny) were turning in their Shearwater Petrel’s for service this week, we discovered that our computers were due for an upgrade with a new bezel and more-secure O-Ring! As we learned more, we decided to share the results with our customers. Here’s what we learned: Petrel Updates: In September, Shearwater…

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Introducing the Narcosis Experience

By Dive Buddy | September 19, 2019

Adventure Outfitters was lucky enough to offer the first IBUM Narcosis Diver course! This course was designed to offer certified divers to participate in an experience that takes them in a multiplace hyperbaric chamber, pressurized down to at least 165 feet in a controlled, expert-led environment. Watch a few clips from the experience in the…

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Disney DiveQuest Experience

By Dive Buddy | August 15, 2019

Adventure Outfitters goes on the Epcot DiveQuest Experience on Aug. 3, 2019. DiveQuest is a Caribbean reef experience in Disney’s 5.7-million-gallon saltwater aquarium with more than 6,000 creatures including turtles, angelfish, dolphins, eagle rays and sharks. The DiveQuest Experience includes a behind the scenes to tour the facility, an approximately 45-minute to 1-hour dive with…

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Adventure Outfitters is Part of the Guinness Records’ Largest Cleanup Dive

By Dive Buddy | June 19, 2019

Adventure Outfitters is Part of the Guinness Book of World Records’ Largest Cleanup Dive in Deerfield Beach on Saturday! Joining 633 divers, Adventure Outfitters was part of the World Record Cleanup dive in Deerfield Beach hosted by Dixie Divers. This was the center’s 14th year of doing the cleanup. We joined divers of all ages…

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Talking Red Tides | Michelle Johnson

By Dive Buddy | April 10, 2019

Last month, Adventure Outfitters held another guest to our great collection of local Florida experts to discuss the potential causes of the red tide, the history of the Earth and our waterways/currents and how we can be advocates for our oceans. See the entire talk on our Facebook Live Post below!

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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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