DIVE ARMY was originally founded in 2008 by Chris Adams as a scuba diver retention tool to keep students interested in scuba diving and continuing their formal dive education. Since that time, DIVE ARMY has become synonymous with the training of scuba divers and instructors for certification in the field of scuba diving as well as world class dive excursions to locations all over the United States and the world. DIVE ARMY has also grown into a large scuba diving club with over 1000 members. DIVE ARMY is continually growing with branded clothing and dive apparel all while recognizing and adhering to the strictest of PADI standards and the promotion of conservation awareness through Project AWARE, an organization that is near and dear to DIVE ARMY.
DIVE ARMY takes divers on trips all over the world to discover the unseen world under the sea. People can also learn to dive and become certified by taking classes with certified Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Course Director Chris Adams and Thomas Koch and DIVE ARMY staff whom are experienced instructors. DIVE ARMY provides training for a plethora of certifications, including recreational diving, conservation diving, technical diving, enriched air diving, and rebreather diving as well as CPR/First Aid courses. DIVE ARMY also works very closely with Diveheart to promote diving to adaptive divers and those would assist adaptive divers in their pursuit of scuba diving.
DIVE ARMY uses PADI and Divers Alert Network (DAN) educational resources to teach and work with participants. DIVE ARMY also promotes and supports Project AWARE to save the ocean and land environments.
DIVE ARMY has also created and authored one of the most successful VA approved training programs and catalog for U.S Armed Services veterans to utilize their well-earned, well-deserved VA educational benefits through the utilization of their GI Bill or Vocational Rehabilitation. These programs have been successfully utilized in California and the Florida Keys since 2010. We pride ourselves on helping dive shops setup these amazing programs for our veterans.