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
  • April 26, 2014
    • Try Scuba Diving

      Starts: 11:00 am

      Ends: 1:00 pm, April 26, 2014

      Location: Slidell Athletic Club

      Description: Try scuba diving and see if it's right for you.

  • April 27, 2014
    • Equipment Specialist Course

      Starts: 1:00 pm

      Ends: 5:00 pm, April 27, 2014

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

      Description: We’re proud to offer a PADI Equipment Specialist Course. Sunday April 27 at 1pm.

      Class will include care and maintenance of equipment. Proper storage procedures. Regulator 1st and 2nd stages dis assembly and assembly. Differences between piston and diaphragm regulators and more. The cost of this course is $129.95 and includes materials.

      Call 985-641-9888 to register space is limited.

  • May 2, 2014
    • Open Water Trip

      Starts: 8:00 am

      Ends: 5:00 pm, May 2, 2014

      Location: Vortex Spring

      Description:

  • May 3, 2014
    • Open Water Trip

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Ends: 3:30 pm, May 3, 2014

      Location: Panama City Beach

      Description:

  • May 4, 2014
    • Open Water Trip

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Ends: 3:30 pm, May 4, 2014

      Location: Panama City Beach

      Description:

  • May 16, 2014
    • Open Water Class

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 9:00 pm, May 16, 2014

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

      Description: Academic Session

  • May 17, 2014
    • Open Water Class

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 4:00 pm, May 17, 2014

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

      Description: Pool and Academic Training

  • May 18, 2014
    • Open Water Class

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 4:00 pm, May 18, 2014

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

      Description: Pool and Academic Session

  • May 21, 2014
    • EFR and DAN O2

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 10:00 pm, May 21, 2014

      Location: Shop

      Description: CPR, First Aid, Oxygen Provider

  • May 23, 2014
    • Open Water Class

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 9:00 pm, May 23, 2014

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

      Description: Academic Session