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
  • August 1, 2014
    • Open Water Trip

      Starts: 8:00 am

      Ends: 5:00 pm, August 1, 2014

      Location: Vortex Spring

      Description:

  • August 2, 2014
    • Open Water Trip

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Ends: 3:30 pm, August 2, 2014

      Location: Panama City Beach

      Description:

  • August 3, 2014
    • Open Water Trip

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Ends: 3:30 pm, August 3, 2014

      Location: Panama City Beach

      Description:

  • August 9, 2014
    • Open Water Class

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 4:00 pm, August 9, 2014

      Location: Coral Reef Dive Shop, Gause Boulevard, Slidell, LA, United States

      Description: Pool and Academic Training

  • August 10, 2014
    • Open Water Class

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 4:00 pm, August 10, 2014

      Location: Coral Reef Dive Shop, Gause Boulevard, Slidell, LA, United States

      Description: Academic and Pool Session

  • August 16, 2014
    • Deep Wreck Trip

      Starts: 7:00 am

      Ends: 3:00 pm, August 16, 2014

      Location: Panama City Beach, FL, United States

      Description: Dive the deeper structures off Panama City such as the BJ Putnum, USS Akokeek, Dupont Spans, the SS Tarpon and more.

  • August 17, 2014
    • Deep Wreck Trip

      Starts: 7:00 am

      Ends: 3:00 pm, August 17, 2014

      Location: Panama City Beach, FL, United States

      Description: Dive the deeper structures off Panama City such as the BJ Putnum, USS Akokeek, Dupont Spans, the SS Tarpon and more.

  • August 19, 2014
    • Equipment Specialist Course

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 9:00 pm, August 19, 2014

      Location: Coral Reef Dive Shop, 1501 Gause Blvd, Slidell, LA, United States

      Description: Learn your equipment from the inside out. We will go over care and maintenance of equipment. First Stage diaphragm and piston regulators, second stages and much more.

  • August 20, 2014
    • EFR and DAN O2

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 10:00 pm, August 20, 2014

      Location: Shop

      Description: CPR, First Aid, Oxygen Provider

  • August 22, 2014
    • Open Water Class

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 9:00 pm, August 22, 2014

      Location: Coral Reef Dive Shop, Gause Boulevard, Slidell, LA, United States

      Description: Academic Session