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Upcoming Courses & Events

Metro = Metro Center Location
PV = Paradise Valley Location

Friday, April 25, 2014 06:00 PM
OW Course Starts Today - PV Session 1 (OWPV25APR)
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Friday, April 25, 2014 06:00 PM
Scuba Refresher and Tune Up
Shake off the Rust with the Scuba Refresher
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Saturday, April 26, 2014 06:00 AM
Diversion 2014: Roatan
Don't Miss the Best Scuba Party of the Year!
Great Fun, Great Prizes, Great Diving
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Monday, April 28, 2014 06:00 PM
Try Scuba For Free
Start your Scuba Adventure in our Indoor Heated Pool
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 06:00 PM
Night Diver Starts Today - Session 1
Night Diving: A New Dimension
Learn Theory and Techniques Specific to Night Diving
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 06:00 PM
Underwater Navigation Starts Today
Improve Your Navigation
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Thursday, May 1, 2014 06:30 PM
Scuba Meet and Greet and Diver Social
Check out the best dive social in Phoenix
Dozens of divers every month gather together
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Friday, May 2, 2014 06:00 PM
OW Course Starts Today - Metro Session 1 (OWMC02MAY)
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Monday, May 5, 2014 06:00 PM
Try Scuba For Free
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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 06:00 PM
Scuba Refresher and Tune Up
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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 06:00 PM
OW Course Starts Today - Metro Session 1 (OWMC06MAY)
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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 06:00 PM
Enriched Air Nitrox Course
Learn to Dive Nitrox!
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Thursday, May 8, 2014 06:00 PM
Try Full Face Mask Diving For Free
See what it's like to dive with a full face mask!
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Thursday, May 8, 2014 06:00 PM
Advanced Diver Starts Today - PV Session 1 (ADV08MAY)
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Discover Local Diving with Academy of Scuba Current Dive Conditions as of 04/24/14:
A of S Training Facilities, AZ - 90°F with 120 ft. Visibility
Lake Pleasant, AZ - 55°F with 40 ft. Visibility
Lake Mohave, AZ - 52°F with 70 ft. Visibility
Lake Mead, NV - 51°F with 30 ft. Visibility
Catalina, CA - 56°F with 50 ft. Visibility
San Carlos, MX - 62°F with 50 ft. Visibility
Bonne Terre Mine, Missouri - 58°F with 200 ft. Visibility
Wreck Alley, San Diego CA - 56°F with 40 ft. Visibility
Roatan, Honduras - 80°F with 100 ft. Visibility
Cozumel, Mexico - 80°F with 100 ft. Visibility
Dos Ojos Caverns, Tulum MX - 78°F with 120 ft. Visibility

Scuba Articles

New Seacure Mouthpiece Improves Fit and Comfort
The new X TYPE has improved the already great FIT and COMFORT of SeaCure Mouthpiece 2SeaCure mouthpieces!!!

New Fourth Element Dealer in Phoenix Arizona
Academy of Scuba is pleased to announce today that has expanded its growing product line of Scuba diving gear to include Fourth Element.

Roatan: A Scuba Diver’s Treasure Chest
Roatan, in the Western Caribbean, features scuba diving at its best. Thousand-foot walls festooned with deep water gorgonians, coral gardens, barrel sponges, pillar coral, 60-foot deep ledges crowded with blackcap basslets, mini-walls clustered with bluebell tunicates, pinnacles overgrown with azure vase sponges, and shy indigo hamlets peering from niches are all aspects of scuba diving in Roatan in the Bay Islands of Honduras

Put away your iPhone, aquaSketch is your next app!
The aquaSketch Minno is a rugged underwater notebook, sketchpad, and reference platform that brings all the convenience and versatility of paper to the marine environment. This cool Scuba diver accessory is small enough to be worn on the wrist or stored in a pocket, yet it can hold up to ten feet of waterproof paper-like material that is printable, scanable, and reusable.

FREE Underwater Photography Made Easy iBook
Featuring positioning, lighting, macro, wide-angle, video, buoyancy and more! Covered in easy-to-apply techniques, you’ll love this easy to use, interactive guide. Perfect for all SeaLife camera owners or anyone ready to dive into underwater photography.

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Saturday: 8am-4pm
Sunday: 11am-4pm

Paradise Valley Location: 602.971.3483
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We will be closed on the following days in 2014:
Easter, April 20; Memorial Day, May 26; Independence Day, July 4; Labor Day, September 1; Thanksgiving, November 27; Christmas, December 25; New Year's Eve, December 31
Rental Gear is due the following day (no charge); Air Fills (21%) are half price the day before holidays

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Dive Term of the Day

GARIBALDI: The Garibaldi or Garibaldi damselfish (Hypsypops rubicundus) is a fish of the damselfish family that is native to the north-eastern subtropical parts of the Pacific Ocean. It is the official marine state fish of California and is protected in California coastal waters. An interesting feature of the Garabaldi is the ability to change its sex throughout its lifetime in order to keep the ratio of males to females in balance. This process can be undergone multiple times by the same fish.

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