Pompano Dive
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Your Local One Stop Dive ShopCentrally located in the Sands Harbor Marina on the Intracoastal Waterway, Pompano Dive proudly offers an unparalleled inventory selection including the full SCUBAPRO line; daily two-tank dive charters only steps from our front door to our dock; internationally recognized PADI Five-Star instruction; Air and Nitrox fills; boundless travel opportunities and a top-of-the-line Repair/Service Tech Center. Our professionally trained staff is knowledgeable and available to help you plan all your equipment purchases and your next adventure. Stop in – Experience, Enjoy and Explore Pompano diving at its best!
Pompano Beach, United States
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Al F
Queensbury, NY16 contributions
Jan 2020
I normally do not get too concerned on dive trips I've taken over the pat 1 years as a diver but the experience I had on this dive had me concerned. Yes the staff was friendly and knowledgeable but when it came time to get into the water there was no check to see if my gear was set up properly. I fortunately did catch it that by BC was not inflated and took the proper measures to inflate it.
Next it was time to jump into the water to enter the water and the dive master was already in the water and gone. Other dive trips I have completed over the many years in all parts of the world and country we waited to acknowledge we were ok and ready to go. This did not happen and I hit the water as did the other diver I was with quickly descended into the depths trying to locate the dive master. I had gotten down 95' and finally saw him but he continued to move along. The quick action I had become winded and could not catch my breathe and I signaled with my sound device I wanted to return to the boat. I did such with the other diver and the dive master, performed the safety stop and returned to the boat very frustrated.
Yes I may have done some things wrong by hastily trying to catch up but as with many dive trips we recognized everyone i not the same ability!
Written 30 January 2020
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adam r
Brooklyn, NY264 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Pompano Dive Center helped me organize a dive trip for me plus 8. They have a great fill station on hand and their dive masters were all excellent. We all had an awesome time and are planning to come back real soon.
Written 17 January 2020
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Thomas B
6 contributions
Jan 2020
We traveled from Pennsylvania to Pompano recently to experience some of the great wreck and reef diving that we had heard about. There are many dive charters available in the Pompano and Fort Lauderdale area, but there will be no need for us to ever look for another -- Pompano Dive was a polished operation from start to finish and our experience could not have been better. On our first day in Pompano, we took a trip with a different dive charter. It was ok, and at the time we didn't know anything else. But on our second day, we shifted to Pompano Dive (same price, by the way) because the other company canceled its trip because of too few divers. That really worked out for us! Pompano Dive knew that we had been canceled and they worked with us not only to be sure that a trip would take place for us but also to explore dive sites that we had not done the day before. We knew as soon as we walked in the door that things were different. The check-in process was easy and professional, the rentals were simple, the staff fixed my daughter's dive computer in about 15 seconds and at no charge (something the other shop could not do), and the boat -- the Sea Siren -- was a REAL BOAT. What an amazing dive boat!! Divemaster Adam was super-helpful as we were prepping, assisting in every way that he could and making light conversation so that he could get to know all of us better. Captain Chris and his beloved pooch Barley came aboard as we were preparing our gear, and both of them were friendly to all of us! (How many other dive boats have a dog aboard??) At 1:25, there was an informative safety talk, and then we were on our way, right on time. The boat ride itself was a real pleasure! The dives were wonderful! We did a reef and a couple wrecks, and Adam dived with us (that also did not happen with our previous company). Abigail (sorry if I misspelled the name) was there for us on all aspects of the dive -- she helped us gear up, took our fins from us when we returned, and took care of other matters. Pompano Dive is a high-quality operation -- the staff is attentive to all needs, they are safety-conscious, and they truly enjoy what they are doing. They seem to really enjoy interacting with us divers. Snacks and beverages are provided. Barley, the boat dog, loves Doritos! I am a new diver, with just a few dives in my log. Now, Pompano Dive will be the standard against which I will judge all other dive charters -- and that probably is not good news for the other charters.
Written 10 January 2020
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Kevin M
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada57 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
We recently searched out Pompano Dive Center as we were looking for a family ocean dive outing while staying in Orlando, and we where not disappointed. We arrived(3hr drive) at the dive shop which was just off the main road, to a well organized and stocked dive shop with friendly young staff that greeted us with a warm hello as we entered the shop. We where able to park and offload our dive gear directly into the 43'? Dive boat which was close in the 2nd slip. We checked out and lurched a few accessories in the shop then where able to board and prepare our gear.

The staff each had their roll and knew what they were doing, very well organized. Site details where provided including photos of the wrecks with complete details about them and dive instructions. The ride out was good on normal choppy seas, was about 20-30 minutes out.

Pre and post roll calls where taken and any assistance if needed, current direction and conditions where provided as well as info about local wreck inhabitants etc. Dive times and pressure targets were given and we where off. The dive master was excellent and kept a good eye on all and the group enjoyed two great dives at two different wrecks.

Assistance was provided for entry and exits and snacks and drinks where provided as well. The staff are even keeping an eye for us for assistance finding lost camera.

We all returned very happy about the outing and were able to clean our gear in freshwater provided and used their cart while moving out gear.

We purchased several Pompano Dive Center shirts before we left and thanked everyone for such a wonderful dive outing.

We had five divers from age 19-56 and I would highly recommend this dive shop, you will not be disappointed. Try them and spread the word, they deserve the business.

Thanks PDC
The MacKay's
Written 7 January 2020
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ejsweeney2
Welch, MN2 contributions
Jan 2020
John and Chris went above and beyond the call of duty scheduling a last minute private session for my wife and son. They were both very professional and supportive of our schedules. I highly recommend diving with PDC and training with PDC.
Written 3 January 2020
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John B
4 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Capt Chris and his crew where awesome. We have booked two more trips with them. We can not wait to see them all again.
Written 25 December 2019
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J C
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island30 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
Had another excellent trip with the crew from Pompano Dive Centre! Taylor and Chris did an excellent job getting us to and from the dive sites and showing us around once there. They made sure we had all the information we needed before heading under. Great to be with such an experienced group! Saffron was great ensuring everything was scheduled and I was immediately made aware of any changes to the scheduled trips.

Wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone in the area looking for a solid operation!
Written 19 December 2019
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paulkoch2
Plantation, FL8 contributions
Dec 2019
Great boat with plenty of space. Great crew with in depth knowledge of the wrecks,dive sites, hunting, and gear. Always accommodating. Always safe.And always fun. I am a regular with these guys for a reason. There is also good food near buy so that you can do a morning trip, eat lunch, and get back out for the afternoon dive.
Ocean is a 10-15 minute boat ride. And many dive sites within 10-15 minutes from there.
Written 9 December 2019
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JG3615
1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Couples
I like the boat and crew. Snacks and water were included. The wrecks were impressive and the water conditions near perfect. They let you dive your own dive and point out cool features on the wreck during the dive briefing. There was only 7 dives on the boat so we had plenty of room to spread out. If the boat was full it probably would have been pretty tight. But it wasn't and the diving was awesome. I would highly recommend these guys!
Written 4 December 2019
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Dani P
7 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Can’t say enough good things about the crew, the boat, and of course, the diving! Whether you want wrecks or reefs or deep stuff. They have it all! Thanks PDC!
Written 3 December 2019
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