Ready For An Underwater Adventure?
Welcome to the Dive Locker in beautiful Panama City Beach! The premier dive center on Florida’s beautiful, Emerald Coast. We provide everything required or desired to explore the diverse underwater environment available in the Panhandle.
Have you ever dreamed of exploring the underwater world of sunken ships and Pirates’ treasures? Add new and exciting adventures to your next trip or cruise! If you’re ready for more fun in your life come to Panama City Beach and join the Dive Locker family and become a certified Scuba Diver. Panama City Beach has long been known as the most popular place for diving in North Florida and it is second only to the Florida Keys as the most visited dive destiniation in Florida. Skin Diver magazine calls Panama City Beach the “Wreck Capitol of the South” and the Dive Locker is the premier PADI Training Center on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Whether you’re a beginning or experience diver, Panama City Beach offers a wealth of amazing dive sites. Within miles of “The World’s Most Beautiful Beaches” there’s over fifty artificial reefs, including ships, barges, bridge spans and hundreds of natural limestone reefs, ranging in depth from 18′ to 110′. Most Famous Wreck: Divers will discover the Gulf of Mexico’s most famous wreck, the 465′ Empire Mica in Panama City Beach. The Grey Ghost a 110′ tug; the Chippewa, the 160′ coastal freighter; a 441′ World War II Liberty Ship; and the S.S. Tarpon, a 220′ World War II tug. April through September is the optimum time of year for diving and exploring the waters of Panama City Beach.
The St. Andrews State Park Jetties offer the best beach dive available along the Emerald Coast. Depth on the channel side of the West Jetty hits up to seventy feet. The rocks attract and hold a variety of sea life, including octopus, hop snappers, redfish and grouper. If you time your dive to catch an incoming tide, it doesn’t get any better. The shallow waters with no boat traffic provide a safe and exciting place to begin on’s diving experience.
Artificial Reefs In The Area: A program of artificial reef building was initiated by the Panama City Marine Institute in the 1970’s. Panama City Beach is home to some of the most diverse marine life on the Florida Panhandle. Explore the breeding grounds of a variety of fish, corals and sea life. Swim among exotic and beautiful sea life in the warm, clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Divers can explore the multitude of artificial reef sites including: The LOSS Project, Stage I, Stage II, fifteen 160-ft. long and 35-ft. high bridge spans, The City of Atlantis, Twin Barges and many more.
The Dive Locker’s boats were designed and built specifically with divers in mind! You haven’t had a great boat dive until you’ve taken a charter on Fintastic or Narcosis. Both our boats are Coast Guard certified and have full accommodations for 20 divers and all their gear, but we try to limit our charters to 16 divers on the 2 tank inshore and offshore trips and 12 divers for the longer 3 tank offshore trips, however if you’re a larger group and you want on the same boat, we can handle it.
The Fintastic and Narcocis both have hot water showers, a marine head, tank racks for any size tank, camera tables and fresh water down for your gear. Their huge dive platforms and oversize ladders makes getting into and out of the water for these boats so easy you won’t believe it. Fintastic and Narcosis are the fastest, safest, prettiest, driest and most comfortable dive charter boats on the Emerald Coast! Drinks, snacks and fresh fruit are provided.
In addition to Fintastic and Narcosis, we operate six-pack dive boats for divers who prefer to get away from the crowd, or who wish to book our specialty charters, such as spear fishing or lobstering trips.
Other dive charter operations might beat our rates by a buck or two, but they don’t compare to the Dive Locker and our custom dive boats We provide PADI certified DIVE MASTERS on every charter, complimentary drinks and snacks, hot, freshwater showers, laundry fresh towels and EVEN…conditioner for the ladies hair. The inshore charters will take you to sites with an average depth of 65 feet and will keep you busy for about 4 hours. The offshore charters go to wrecks/bridge spans/hard bottom with a maximum depth of 100 feet and will average 6 hours and the 3 tank charters pretty much fill up an 8 hour day. Plan these special trips about a month ahead of time as space is limited.
Give us a call or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about our special group pricing….or you can prepay to 20 dive charters and not only receive a special discounted rate, but also 2 extra charters for free…a real deal!
We hope to see you soon at the Dive Locker!
The Dive Locker
106 Thomas Drive
Panama City Beach, Florida 32409