Athens Scuba is a small and personal scuba dive center based in Athens Georgia.
We are specializing in scuba diving courses as a personal experience and will give you the best scuba education possible.
As the only PADI dive facilitator in Athens GA, we are proudly teaching to the standards of the biggest and most established scuba dive organization in the world.
A PADI certification will enable you to dive everywhere around the globe for the rest of your life. Every recreational PADI certification is for life. It is highly recommended to keep up your scuba skills and dive at least once a year to not forget any important skills.
The PADI professionals at Athens Scuba have a combined teaching experience of more than a decade of PADI, more than 200 scuba certifications and countless hours under water.
We are passionate about diving and will make sure that you’ll receive the best training according to the PADI standards.
ABOUT THE OWNER
Ben is originally from a small town outside of Hamburg, Germany, where he was raised and introduced to the world of scuba diving by his family. He got PADI scuba certified when he was 11 years young and traveled all around the world diving with his family, who often remarked that they couldn’t keep him out of the water! After completing his schooling, Ben entered the business world of marketing and sales. During his years of climbing the corporate ladder and world travel, Ben’s heart continued to be drawn to the life of scuba diving. Eventually, he traded in his business suits for a set of scuba gear and set off to pursue his training as a PADI dive instructor. This lead him to instructor positions around the world including Thailand, the Maldives, and Saba in the Dutch Caribbean where he eventually met his wife.
Ben and his wife subsequently moved to Athens, Georgia, and settled closer to her family where he opened his scuba business. In his free time, Ben can typically be found spending time with his wife and their adorable dog, Bailey, as he plans his next great adventures under water.
Ben’s diving has taken him to the Red Sea in Egypt, the Maldives, Thailand, Indonesia, Mexico and many more places where he’s had the opportunity to see countless seahorses, numerous kinds of sharks, whale sharks, eagle rays, manta rays, octopus, frog fish and so much more.
As a dive guide, Ben’s keen eyes always pick up the smallest of creatures as well as the oceanic giants. More importantly, Ben’s magnetic and fun personality combined with his expertise in scuba diving make him an awesome instructor! Come learn scuba diving with Ben and his team!