Scuba Diving for Veterans and Active Duty: Military Discounts and Exclusive Offers


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In honor of Remembrance Day and Veteran’s Day, PADI® want to thank all present and former members of the army for his or her service.

From now by way of November 30th, 2021 present and former members of the armed forces can obtain a 15% low cost on any leisure PADI eLearning course through the use of promo code MILITARY15 at checkout.

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As divers, we owe a lot to the army divers and scientists who helped set up most of the leisure diving greatest practices we comply with at present. Ever marvel the place the 40 meter/130 foot leisure depth restrict comes from? Reply: the U.S. Navy.

Under is an inventory of PADI Dive Outlets and Instructors all over the world who supply particular packages for army veterans and lively obligation personnel. The listing under consists of VA-approved scuba diving faculties in addition to veteran-owned companies and dive outlets that provide a army low cost. 

The listing is certainly not complete. Please contact your local dive shop to seek out out what packages they could supply.


Dive and Cruise Gold Coast (Major Seashore, QLD)
Army members leaving the service can take part within the ReSurface programme. After a Discover Scuba® Diving Expertise, dive coaching might be funded via T.A.F.E.


CoJo Diving (Lincoln, NB) provides a 10% army low cost on most services for Canadian Forces Members (which covers all who qualify for CFOne). CoJo additionally companions with Canex for a No Curiosity Credit score Plan.

Dive Force Scuba (Trenton, ON)
Owned and operated by a 24-year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, Dive Drive Scuba focuses on serving previous, current and future veterans.

La Scubathèque (Québec Metropolis, QC)
Course Director Frank Lafleur is a Police Militaire (Forces armées canadiennes) veteran.

Pacific Divers Scuba Club (Comox, BC)
A Personnel Help Program working inside the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Providers. Membership is open to present army members, veterans, DND staff and dependents (partner and dependent youngsters).


Buddha Divers (Valparaíso)
Assists lively members of the Chilean army forces (Naval and Military) to get higher qualifications and positions by way of diving and PADI Public Safety Diver™ certifications. Assists former members to start out a brand new career and open their very own diving enterprise.


Planet Scuba India (Bengaluru, Karnataka)
Supplies army diving gear and coaching together with altitude and dry go well with diving.

Scuba Evolution India (Bardez, Goa)
Founders and operators Skandan Warrier and Vishwanath Rajan are each Indian Navy veterans. 


Dive Post (Valkenburg ZH and Zoetermeer)
Dive Publish presents free Discover Scuba to veterans by way of the charitable group De Gewonde Soldaat (The Wounded Soldier).

Discovery Divers (Veenendaal)
Additionally presents free Uncover Scuba Experiences for veterans.


Gendarmerie and Coast Guard Academy (Ankara)

Incirlik Air Base

United Kingdom

Two PADI Dive Centres within the UK supply OW and AOW programs freed from cost to personnel by way of Assist for Heroes.

Cardiff Scuba (Cardiff, Wales)

ScubaQuest (Chepstow, England)

United States

Force Blue
Particular ops veterans and military-trained fight divers can obtain coaching and redeploy on marine conservation missions. 

Patriots for Disabled Divers
Patriots for Disabled Divers offers scuba coaching and therapeutic experiences to individuals with disabilities. Based in 2009 by Jeff Currer, a retired US Navy Captain and his spouse Merial, Patriots for Disabled Divers has educated greater than 600 wounded army veterans affected by PTSD, TBI, amputations and different accidents. Read their stories.


Kadena Marina (Kadena Air Base, Okinawa)

Tsunami Scuba (MCCS Okinawa)

Dive Oahu Navy Exchange (Oahu, Hawai’i)

NEX Dive/Micronesian Divers Association (Guam)


Rainbow Reef (Key Largo, FL)
10% army low cost for lively obligation personnel (besides IDC-level programs), VA-approved, chapter 31 VR&E, chapter 33 Publish 9/11 GI Invoice® profit. Learn more.

E.A.S.E. (Vero Seashore, Florida) 
VA-approved, chapter 31 VR&E, chapter 33 Publish 9/11 GI Invoice profit. Learn more.

Pura Vida Divers (Singer Island, Riviera Seashore, FL)
VA-approved schooling facility, GI Invoice benefit-eligible. Learn more

The Dive Station/Florida Diving Institute (Orlando, FL)
Authorised for veterans coaching.

Emerald Coast Scuba (Destin, FL)
Army veterans can use Submit-9/11 GI Invoice advantages to pay for scuba teacher coaching.

Sea Expertise (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
VA-approved, chapter 31 VR&E, chapters 30, 31, 33 and 35 Publish 9/11 GI Invoice profit. Learn more.


Chattahoochee Scuba (Columbus, GA)
Most scuba programs are G.I. Invoice benefits-eligible. 


Aaron’s Dive Store (Oahu)
Lively obligation army acquired a 10% low cost (excludes tanks and weights), VA-approved. Learn more.

Dive Oahu (Oahu)
Use GI-Invoice (chapter 30 or 33) to take any professional-level dive programs together with Divemaster and teacher coaching. Learn more.

Trident Adventures (Oahu)
U.S. Navy SEAL owned and operated, provides Navy SEAL experiences.

North Carolina

Discovery Diving (Beaufort, NC)
VA-approved, GI Invoice benefits-eligible. Learn more.


Waterdogs Scuba & Safety (Clarksville, TN)
VA-approved schooling facility.


Escuela Naval de Venezuela (Estado Vargas)
Trains Venezuelan Naval officers and particular process forces from different army teams. E mail: [email protected]

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