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Experience ... from Jacques Cousteau's first dive to closed circuit rebreathers.
First to dive - Jacques Cousteau
 

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SWIM

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TRIPS

Escape the ordinary ... go diving at  in-country and exotic travel destinations.
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    We Certify

    Divers

     
    Learning to dive is almost as much fun as diving itself! Diving is an adventure sport and to dive safely, you must have the necessary knowledge, skills, life support equipment and experience. You also need a "divers licence" known as a "C-card". Our expert instructors will prepare you for a lifetime of fun underwater!
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    We Train

    Swimmers

     
    The Chattanooga area has an abundance of lakes, rivers, and streams to enjoy water sports. Drowning is one of the leading causes of death for children under the age of 15 and swimming is one of the most important life skills.  Our instructors are passionate about teaching both kids and adults to swim and safely enjoy the water.
     
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    Southeast

    Diving

     
    Chattanooga is located within a day's drive of the best diving in the continental U.S.  The Carolinas offer world class shipwreck diving. South Florida features reefs that rival those in the Caribbean. And the artificail reefs of Pensacola are ony 6 hours away! We even have freswater dive sites just minutes from the dive center.
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    Exotic Diving

    Destinations

     
    Some of us think that 20 minutes is a long time between dives! When we aren't in the water, we are planning our next adventure. We lead trips throughout the Caribbean, Pacific, Indonesia and beyond. We specialize in locations that are off the beaten path and offer extraordinary diving experiences.
     
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    C-rays

    Water Safety

     
    The future of our oceans will be determined by the hearts and minds of our kids. The C-Rays program, for kids 3 years and up, combines water safety and snorkeling skills with an introduction to environmental responsibility and ecology. The kids just think it's fun!
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    Kids Scuba

    Rangers

     
    It is now possible for kids 7 years and up to SCUBA DIVE! The Scuba Rangers program teaches kids what they need to know to dive safely in the pool and restricted (confined) water environments. The Scuba Ranger Club features exciting monthly diving opportunities.
     
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    Swim

    Parties

     
    Be the coolest parent ever and schedule a SWIM PARTY for your kid's next birthday or special occassion. Our enclosed, heated (84º) pool is available year-round. Parties are 90 minutes in duration and include exclusive use of our pool and deck with tables for sharing cake and exchanging gifts.
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    Try Scuba

    Parties

     
    Party in another world! Schedule a "Try Scuba" event. Party goers don scuba equipment and experience what its like to "blow bubbles" and be a diver. It includes the exclusive use of our facility, tables and deck area, a scuba instructor, and all of the necessary equipment. It's a totally unique experience!
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    Equipment

    Sales

     
    Choo Choo Diving and Aquatic Center features a Pro Shop stocked with the most up-to-date and modern equipment available. Whether you're planning to snorkel on a Caribbean cruise or dive 300 feet on a sunken wreck, we have the affordable, high quality equipment you need. We offer products by Aqualung, Scubapro, Poseidon, and more ...
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    Equipment

    Service

     
    Divers use life support equipment. The deeper they dive and the longer they stay, the more dependent they are on its proper operation. Regulators, BC's and instruments should be inspected and/or serviced on an annual basis. We provide high quality service, performance tuning, and OEM parts for all of the brands that we sell.
     
choo choo divers in Bali

Recent Events, Club Activities & Trips

Check here for the latest news on activities and events taking place at Choo Choo Diving & Aquatic Center and information about recent trips.

Bali, Indonesia

A group of Choo Choo Divers just traveled to the island of Bali in Indonesia. We stayed at the Villa Markisa resort and dove the reefs of Tulamben. It was an invertebrate lovers dream come true with a seemingly endless variety of Nudibranchs, pygmy seahorses, ghost pipefish and more. Colorful frogfish and ribbon eels were also found on most dive sites.
Wreck Diving in Pensacola Florida

Next Club Event

Check this area for information about our next club event. Not a member of our Club? Just give us a call at (423) 899-1008 for a complimentary, personal invitation to a club event.

Dive Pensacola!

All club members are invited to join us as we dive some of the best wreck dive sites in Pensacola, Florida. We can expect great visibility and warm water in the Gulf of Mexico. The wrecks are home to a variety of fish and invertebrates. You will even have the option of completing a Wreck Diving and/or Deep Diving certification course!

Be a Diver

Choo Choo Diving & Aquatic Center is proud to be a member of DEMA and a sponsor of the BE A DIVER campaign. Together we are working to make it possible for everyone to explore the underwater world. We believe that knowledge and first-hand experience will convince others to help as we seek to conserve the world's oceans for future generations.

Upcoming Events

January Club Meeting
Movie Night at the dive center - January 14 at 7:00 PM

February Club Meeting
Movie Night at the dive center - February 25 at 7:00 PM

New Swim Season
Swim lessons resume after the holiday break - January 6

Learn-to-Dive Class - Start Dates
• Open Water Scuba Class begins - Friday, January 17 at 6:00 PM
• Open Water Scuba Class begins - Friday, February 7 at 6:00 PM
• Open Water Scuba Class begins - Monday, February 10 at 6:00 PM
• Open Water Scuba Class begins - Monday, March 3 at 6:00 PM

Next Scuba Ranger Class
Register now for Scuba Ranger classes beginning - Thursday, January 2 at 12:00 PM

Dive Professional Training
Dive Guide/Divemaster course orientation - TBD

Scuba Ranger Specialty
The next Scuba Ranger Specialty event - January 25 at 5:00 PM
Poseidon MKVI Instructor Course
Become a MKVI Rebreather Instructor - Jan 21 (Houston)
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Scuba Courses

Scuba Instructor with Students in Class

Introduction to Scuba

Open Water Diver

Open Water Rebreather (CCR)

Specialty Courses

Advanced Open Water Diver

Master Diver

Kids Courses

 

Technical Courses

Technical Diving Instructor Demonstrates Skill for Student

Extended Range Diver

Limited Trimix Diver

Decompression Procedures

Normoxic Trimix

Advanced Decompression

Hypoxic Trimix Diver

48 Meter Rebreather (CCR)

60 Meter Rebreather (CCR)

 

Professional Courses

Instructor candidate gives dive briefing to students

Dive Training Assistant

DiveMaster

DiveControl Specialist

Open Water Instructor

Rebreather (CCR) Instructor

Advanced Instructor

Technical Diving Instructor

Technical CCR Instructor

Dive Travel

Scuba divers diving in Grand Cayman

Playa del Carmen (Jan)

Crystal River

Pensacola Wreck Dives

Saba

Playa del Carmen (Jul)

St. Lucia

 

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