Meet the Scuba Lessons Inc. Professional Instructors & Staff Members...

Professional scuba experts that make diving affordable...

Corporate Headquarters:
19484 Poppytree Ct.
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
Phone: (239) 297-9447
Fax: (619) 924-5228 President: Tina O'Connell

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Over 71% of the earth is covered in water and there is only one way to really see it all, scuba diving!

Current Instructors Accepting Classes now are:

TinaTina O'Connell, Founder & President, PADI Advanced, Rescue,tinaNitrox,Divemaster,PADIDSD Leader & NAUI Instructor [Teaching NAUI Open Water, Advanced, Nitrox, Rescue Diver, Master Diver, Asst. Instructor, Divemaster, First Aid, Adult & Infant CPR, AED Courses] (Lehigh Acres, Sarasota, Naples, Venice, Lake Wales, Seabring, Avon Park, Orlando, Miami, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Key Largo, Kissimmee, Cape Coral, Ft. Myers, West Palm, Orlando, Tampa areas) Tina is born and raised in Florida. This experienced dive leader knows how to show you the most exciting part about scuba diving. Enjoy a bit of manatee swims in the cool fall seasons to West Palm dives where you push the fish out of your way in the warmest summer months. Tina knows all the greatest spots in Florida. Tina has worked as a dive guide & divemaster as well as volunteer service and leadership in several marine ecology organizations & our Scuba Club. Tina has volunteered for Aquariums & is the President of the local chapter of M.A.R.S. TnMANATEE(Marine Animal Rescue Society). Tina believes students divers should not have to do boring dives, so she takes her course participants on trips to treasure hunt for prehistoricbones or megladon teeth, see living coral reefs, swim with manatees, see shipwrecks, to see amazing springs and much more to insure a memory to last a lifetime. Tina's knowledge, experience and tremendous enthusiasm leaves tinaher students happy, safe, properly trained and wanting more. Tina specializes in Family Scuba Adventures,DiveTravel, Scuba E-commerce, Family, Couple and Singles Scuba courses, Refresher courses for beginners,advanced training through leadership levels. Tina also is our founder, dive club event organizer, webmaster and onlinestore ecommerce manager who is constantly getting good deals for club members! Yes, she is the cook and bottle washer too.

TERITeri S. Franks, Mgr. Sister Site (Destin, North Florida areas), PADI Emergency First Response Instructor, PADI Staff Instructor, PADI Master Open Water Scuba Instructor, PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, PADI DM, AI, AOW, Nitrox and Rescue Diver and Instructor.) Teri is a truley professional Scuba Diver Trainer with the sweetest heart and the biggest smile and the one everyone loves to train under. Teri trains divers of all ages and specializes in Open Water Scuba Certification, Advanced, and Junior PADI, Seal Team and Bubble Maker courses for kids (and adults) ages 9 and up, yes that includes you! The years of sharing her dream with others have developed her with strong skills and extensive experience keeping you safe & sound and smiling! "It is a good feeling to change peoples lives. I love to work with families. Children are just the best students as they are always a quick study. I pride myself on providing Patient, thoroughly detailed, confident and safe instruction both under the water and in the classrom for both children and adults."

johnJohn A. Franks, OWSI, Instructor Capt. John Franks has held a 500 ton US Coast Guard Masters License for 16 years. (North Florida areas) John became an Open Water Scuba Instructor in 1982. He is a former Army Ranger who graduated from the Special Forces Combat Diver Course in Key West, Florida 1983. John was then assigned to the US Army Dive Detatachment during Operation Desert Storm. After retiring from the Army he went back to his love of SCUBA operating live aboard dive vessels all over from St. Martin to St. Kitts, Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas. He also enjoyed being a dive boat captain in Destin, Florida.

louLou McCall, Naui Instructor Trainer, SDI Instructor Trainer, TDI Instructor, Instructor-Handicapped Scuba Association HSA, Naui Instructor, Instructor First Aid, CPR, O2, AED, Blood-Borne Pathogens and Marine Life Injuries, Nitrox/EANx Instructor, Instructor Visual Inspection Procedures (VIP) for Scuba Tanks, Certified Repair Technician for Oceanic, Zeagle and Atomic Products, Technical Certifications held for Deep Diving, Night Diving, Dry Suit Diving, Gas Blending. (Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater Beach, Ybor, Bradenton area manager) Lou has taught for over ten years and a few hundred students carry his signature on thier cards. Lou started North Atlantic Cold Water Shipwreck diving and has over 1,000 dives logged not just there but the Caribbean, Canada, California, Hawaii, and every state from the East cost of Main down to Florida. Basically said, Lou is a pro! Lou's philosophy towards diving instruction is straight from the NAUI Credo "any individual who possesses the mental and physical abilities to dive and the desire to do so can be taught to dive by patient, capable, NAUI Instructor who will work with the person until the person is qualified to dive safely." Lou is also quite a dive history buff and has published articles in various SCUBA Media as well as the Journal of Underwater Education. Lou is also a Board Guide (one of 4) on Call today to book a class with Lou!


dennisDennis Buice, PADI Master Scuba Dive Instructor (Brevard & Osceola and Central Florida County areas) Dennis is kind patient and sweet. Dennis sponsors a partner scuba club "BOAT" (Between Orlando and Tampa): Dennis a top knotch dive guide and has wide knowledge of scuba sites, science, physics and skills. He is a PADI trained professional and specializes in Resort courses, guided dives, open water students and refresher courses.

Glynn Glynn Hathaway, NAUI OW, Advanced, Rescue, Advanced Rescue, Asst. Instructor and Divemaster Intern (Brevard, Central Florida and West Palm Beach) Glynn has a strong work ethic and super bouyancy skills. He is villagent and watchful, just what we love in our Divemaster Interns. Glynn organizes some of our club dives and will be working on our new Underwater Archeology program with Florida State Underwater Parks Program this next Summer. Glynn will be heading up our new plant and grow coral project in West Palm Beach to save the Staghorn coral. These dives will be part of a state funded project. Glynn's has worked hard for many months to get where he is. Some day you will find him on his own dive boat in the Bahammas! Go Glynn!

alex2alexAlex, Divemaster Intern Alex has trained with the best, Teri through her Open Water Certification, her Advanced, yes all five specialties, her Rescue Diver training and now is undertaking the divemaster course, the most challenging of all. Through all of it Alex keeps us laughing hysterically and always having fun! Alex will be interning with Trainers here at Scuba Lessons Inc. Our students therefore get the benefit of having a trained professional rescue diver or divemaster along with thier intructors through most inwater courses for added safety. Alex is just plain fun to dive with anyway.


danoDan O'Connell, PADI Advanced, Nitrox, Rescue Diver, Assistant Instructor and Divemaster Intern and our Scuba Lessons Inc. E-Commerce Admin. & Merchandising Manager Dan is an Advance diver with some pretty advance talents. He has been busy loading products every day on the store. He is responsible for the complete merchandising management of the site, major marketing efforts, distribution management, administration and finance duties. As anyone who has seen the online store will agree we only work with the best. Dan understands the business side of things and does a fantastic job! Thanks Dan! Come enjoy a magical dream with our professional scuba team today! Don't wait to see the rest of the world!

JonathanJonathan B. Dickenson, F.I.I. Level I Freediving Instructor, Jr. Freediver Instructor, PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, 100 ton Coast Guard Captain. (Trains from Orlando to West Palm and everywhere in between) Jonathan has been diving since he was 12 years old. He was trained by a 14-time world record holder, Martin Stepanek and began his freediving instructing career in February of 2011. Currently he has a maximum breath hold of 4 minutes and a maximum depth of over 120 feet. He is currently in the Air Force Reserves and has been serving for four years with plans to continue serving our country until God says otherwise. He loves freediving because it is a challenging yet extremely relaxing sport. Jonathan remarked, "I am just at peace when i am diving, there is just something about it that taps into our primal instincts that I just can't get over." Jonathan says that he has yet to work a day in his life because it's not work when you enjoy what you do!

Scuba Lessons Inc. serves the following areas in Florida: Ft. Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, Sarasota, Clearwater, Tampa, Bradenton, Naples, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna, Edgewater, Daytona, Port Orange, Kissimmee, Winter Springs, Altamonte Springs, Orlando, Longwood, Poinciana, UCF area and South to Tampa, St. Pete, Ft. Myers and West Palm Beach.

In less than two weekends and for only $459.99 you can be certified to dive safely with one of our professional and thorough instructors. This price includes your complete book pack and rental gear needed to dive for all classes through certification. Using a Co-Op of NAUI or PADI America's professionally trained and certified Dive Masters & Instructors and Experienced Scuba Diving Equipment Specialists Scuba Lessons, Inc. provides everything any diver at any level needs to have safe, fun dives.

We generally teach either in aquatic centers, local crystal clear Florida Springs like Ponce De Leon Springs, Blue Springs or beaches like Blue Heron Bridge/Phil Foster Park. We also partner with the best dive boat in West Palm Beach, FL the Sandy's Sunday.

Scuba Lessons Inc. has programs to learn scuba from ages 8 and up! Scuba is great family fun!

Our dive club includes members of all ages and experience levels who enjoy sharing in the great sites, dive planning and tremendous amount of fun we all have together. _____________________________________________________________

Scuba Lessons, Inc. has a online store for all your scuba gear too.

Join our free dive club which includes members of all ages and experience levels who enjoy sharing in the great sites, dive planning and tremendous amount of fun we all have together. Our club also supports the Central Florida Chapter of MARS (Marine Animal Rescue Society) in all its fun-raising efforts.