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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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Check it off the Bucket List – BEST OF MEXICO 2016

By Dive Buddy | March 22, 2016

Everyone should have some sort of bucket list, whether you keep it in the back of your mind or write down a full-blown list. All of us should challenge ourselves in small and big ways, see something different and think outside of the box every once in a while. We work hard, go to school, raise a…

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Adventure Outfitters Represents at 2016 Interbay Spearfishing Challenge

By Dive Buddy | February 3, 2016

This Saturday, Feb. 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Adventure Outfitters will attend the 2016 Interbay Spearfishing Challenge, hosted by the Florida Skin Divers Association. This annual tournament is great for spearfishermen and spearfisherwomen who free dive and for those who are limited to their kayaks or jon boats, although the tournament is open to…

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Help Eradicate Lionfish from Florida Waters

By Dive Buddy | February 2, 2016

-Lionfish currently have no significant predators in the Atlantic or Gulf of Mexico -They consume a wide variety of fish and invertebrates -They can tolerate a wide range of temperatures, salinities and depth -Eighteen of their spines can cause painful wounds -They have free floating egg masses that are distributed by ocean currents and can…

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