Top Scuba Dive Shops in Okaloosa County

Ready to check out the best shops in Okaloosa County for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 4 dive shops where you can rent equipment, book dives, and get guided tours. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Okaloosa County to suit your needs.
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Scubatech of NW Florida

#1 - Scubatech of NW Florida

The best, most popular scuba diving begins just three miles from the Destin Pass. Destin is well know for its fantastic natural reef system. These reefs are limestone rock ledges covered with soft corals, sponges, and an abundance of tropical fish. They also provide a home for the shovelnose and spiney lobster. These reefs range from two to ten feet in height at a depth of 80 to 110 feet. The observant scuba diver will notice many different types of shells, and the photographer will be surprised at the magnificent underwater scenery.

Wreck diving is also excellent. There are three barges, two Liberty ships, LST landing craft, airplanes, tugboats, the old Destin bridge, and much more. Grouper, cobia, snapper, flounder, and amberjack are some of the most common fish found on the wrecks.

The most popular beach dive for scuba and snorkel is the Destin jetties, at the entrance to the Destin Pass. The jetties are known to attract many game fish as well as the tropical varieties. Shell collecting is popular here for both the snorkeler and the scuba diver. The depth ranges from a few inches to 55 feet with a normal visibility of 30 to 80 feet. It is very important to dive the jetties at the proper tidal stage, so check with our staff for more information.

Fort Walton Beach Scuba

#2 - Fort Walton Beach Scuba


We are a PADI Dive center. We pride ourselves on customer service and safety.

Discovery Dive World

#3 - Discovery Dive World

The Discovery Dive Center is conveniently located on the beautiful Emerald Coast of Florida (the western part of the state in the lower panhandle). Were the scuba diving equipment store for local residents, as well as the place visitors come to rent their equipment or book scuba diving trips.

Whether you want to learn to dive or you’re interested in an advanced cerification class or specialty certification, our PADI certified diving instructors and our ongoing course schedule will be of interest to you.

Charter a trip with Discovery Dive World and find out why we’re the choice of people who know diving. Whether you’re just getting started or you’re an old pro, our team is here to ensure that you have the dive trip you’ve always dreamed of.

Our professional staff is prepared to accomodate all your SCUBA and snorkeling needs. Come on in and check out our equipment, learn more about the adventures of the underwater world, or just relax from the day and talk with us. We'd love to see you.

Emerald Coast Scuba

#4 - Emerald Coast Scuba

Explore the gin-clear waters of the Gulf with Emerald Coast Scuba, an award winning, PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Center in beautiful Destin, Fla. Beginning snorkelers, new divers and even the most experienced pros will discover our local diving is among the best the southern U.S. has to offer. Our two dive boats run all summer to nearby dive sites such as natural limestone reefs in about 85-feet of water, to awesome shipwrecks and man-made reefs in 60- to 70-feet, all teeming with diverse undersea life. Snorkelers and new divers will enjoy day trips to the jetties, a 10-minute boat ride away. Dive and Pro classes, led by Anna, our PADI Course Director, are available from open water to instructor-level. Visit us at