Tropic SCUBA. Leading the way.
Leagues ahead of the rest.
There is no substitute for experience, and at Tropic SCUBA, our expertise is unparalleled.
Tropic SCUBA is owned and operated by Ed del Campo, a NAUI dive professional for more than 25 years. Ed is a Certified NAUI SCUBA Instructor, a professional firefighter and paramedic, a USCG licensed boat captain, and a certified lifeguard.
Early on, Ed identified the need for in-depth, expert SCUBA diving instruction for firefighters. He formed Tropic SCUBA to expand his training from preparing firefighters for public safety diving to instructing individuals who not only wanted to learn to dive, but also were interested in mastering the rigorous skills required by NAUI for SCUBA certification.
Ed provides customized training to experienced divers to advance their skills and improve their techniques, as well as beginners who are interested in trying SCUBA for the first time. He also offers expert dive guiding services with a concierge-style approach, anticipating a diver’s every need.
Ed is committed to one essential principle: safety first, last and always with each client on every dive. The unique advantage of his firefighter and paramedic training, provides clients an extra level of confidence. “Safety and training are at the base of everything I do, every single day, whether as a firefighter / paramedic, or as a dive professional.” he says. “I believe all my divers benefit from that.”
Your well-being is priceless. So is having Tropic SCUBA by your side.
Dive the Difference.
All dive companies are not created equal. When it comes to guiding and training, Tropic SCUBA is simply unmatched in South Florida. Here’s why:
On a Tropic SCUBA guided dive, everything revolves around you. We work with you to create that one-of-a-kind dive experience you’re looking for, then go above and beyond your expectations, every time. All of the arrangements, logistics and equipment are handled for you from start to finish. Our luxury-level client service ensures that your dive is not just memorable, it’s absolutely unforgettable.
When it comes to dive instruction, we understand that no two students are alike. We take the time to get to know you, taking into account your personal interests, goals, concerns and comfort level. Then we tailor our approach to best fit your needs. You gain not only a thorough knowledge and application of SCUBA principles and skills, but also a high degree of self-confidence. All while having a fantastic time!
NAUI Certified Instruction:
Founded in 1959, NAUI (National Association of Underwater Instructors) is the oldest – and the only non-profit – SCUBA training association in the world. NAUI maintains the highest standards in the industry. Its instructors are dedicated to teaching beyond the fundamentals so that students attain the greatest proficiency in dive techniques and safety procedures. Most professional organizations that require diving applications use NAUI certification, including the FDNY / New York City Fire Department, U.S. Special Forces, NASA and NOAA.
Emergency Management Training:
While we take great pride in training our divers to avoid emergencies, it is comforting to know that as a professional firefighter/paramedic and certified lifeguard, Ed del Campo has the skills and experience to manage any emergency situation. While such cases are rare, you can rest assured your safety is in the best of hands – a major advantage over other dive companies.
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