Coral Reef Dive Shop offers a variety of trips to divers with all levels of experience from basic to technical divers. We believe that the best way to increase your skills is by getting the proper training and diving as much as possible.

The Black Bart

Once a month we run three day trips to the panhandle of Florida. On these trips it is possible to do 7 dives. We take our Open Water students to Vortex Spring on Friday for three dives. This is a great way for certified divers to test new gear and work on skills. Saturday and Sunday we do two dives on the many wrecks sunk in 35-85ft. of water off of Panama City Beach, Florida. The marine life is abundant and I never tire of observing the ever changing parade of interesting critters.

Coral Reef Dive Shop offers affordable all inclusive packages for these weekend trips that include a room at the Hampton Inn, Panama City Beach . A pool for guests, and a complimentary hot breakfast. Lunch on the boat. A gourmet meal Saturday evening at Capt. Anderson’s, a Panama City Beach landmark.

For a schedule of these trips please check the events page.

Several times in the summer we offer deep wreck trips out of Panama City Beach. These trips go out to the deeper and less dived wrecks further offshore. These wrecks are found in 70-110ft. of water and generally offer better visibility. Occasionally we will run these trips as spearfishing or lobster hunting trips.

The Hampton Inn, Panama City Beach

Coral Reef Events
Events on January 25, 2015
Rescue Class
Date: January 25, 2015 09:00 - 15:00
Location: Coral Reef Dive Shop, Gause Boulevard, Slidell, LA, United States
Open Water Class
Date: January 25, 2015 09:00 - 16:00
Location: Coral Reef Dive Shop, Gause Boulevard, Slidell, LA, United States
Events on January 30, 2015
Deeper Into Dive Computers
Date: January 30, 2015 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Coral Reef Dive Shop, 1501 Gause Boulevard #7, Slidell, LA 70458, United States
Events on January 31, 2015
Equipment Specialist Course
Date: January 31, 2015 11:00 - 15:00
Location: Coral Reef Dive Shop, 1501 Gause Boulevard #7, Slidell, LA 70458, United States
Events on February 6, 2015
Open Water Trip
Date: February 6, 2015 08:00 - 17:00
Location: Vortex Spring
Events on February 7, 2015
Open Water Trip
Date: February 7, 2015 11:30 - 15:30
Location: Panama City Beach
Events on February 8, 2015
Open Water Trip
Date: February 8, 2015 11:30 - 15:30
Location: Panama City Beach
Events on February 18, 2015
EFR and DAN O2
Date: February 18, 2015 18:00 - 22:00
Location: Shop
Events on February 20, 2015
Open Water Class
Date: February 20, 2015 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Coral Reef Dive Shop, Gause Boulevard, Slidell, LA, United States
Events on February 21, 2015
Open Water Class
Date: February 21, 2015 09:00 - 17:00
Location: Coral Reef Dive Shop, Gause Boulevard, Slidell, LA, United States