Aquatech Scuba & Travel Center

Scuba Training, Dive Travel, Equipment Sales & Repair
Learn To Scuba
When Experience Counts
Southern Indiana’s premiere Scuba Center

Where the Tri State Learns To Scuba!

We Specialize In Scuba & Snorkeling Lessons For All Ages
Scuba & Snorkeling And Dive Travel!
Call Us (812) 479-5764
4313 Morgan Ave
Suite A
Evansville,Indiana 47715

COST $395 for the complete course 


Welcome to the underwater world with Aquatech Scuba Center

Your Adventure Starts Here

Beginners Open Water Scuba Course
This class consists of 4 to 5 class/pool sessions. Each session lasts for 2 hours of classroom and 2 1/2 hours of pool.
Five open water dives are then scheduled to review the skills learned in the pool.
Age Limits: Minimum age is 10 years old.
Equipment Needed: Prior to class start, you will need to purchase a mask, snorkel, boots and fins. You can be fitted for your equipment in our shop. The fitting process takes around 30 to 45 min. The fitting session is very important to ensure all of your equipment is fitted properly and ready for your adventure into the underwater world.

Students receive 10% discount off scuba gear purchased in our store. On your first day of class, you will also be fitted for a BCD and regulator, which will be used during classroom pool sessions.
These are free of charge for use during pool sessions. 

 You will be given a link to your online learning materials, dive log book, and Recreational Dive Planner.
Class Structure:
Welcome to our interactive classroom No boring lectures here.
Most classes will begin with a lesson based on what has been read from your Open Water online materials. After the Classroom Session, you’ll head downtown to the YMCA’s indoor pool to practice the techniques learned. After all classroom and pool & sessions have been competed, open water dives will be scheduled for final training and review of skills.

 Skill Requirements:
You must complete the following:  final written exam with a score of 80% or better.

 10 minute tread in the pool , 300 yard swim with mask/fin/snorkel  in the pool 5 open water dives at Penny Royal Quarry.
You must bring to Class:
Please be sure to bring a notebook, pen/pencil, bathing suit and towel to all classes in addition to your mask, fins, boots and snorkel   

 

Beginners class schedule

Your first step to becoming a diver

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Open Water Evaluation Dives At The Quarry

Open water Dives To Complete Your Certification

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Specialty Course Schedule

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Try Scuba experience Schedule

2 hour introductory class

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First Aid, CPR,Oxygen

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Dive Professional Courses

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Belize July 16-23,2022 Sold Out

Socorro Mexico 10 day Livaboard Nov 28-Dec 8,2022

Cozumel Mexico January 21-28,2023

Philippines resort & Livaboard Combo Revised dates June 2023

Philippines resort & Livaboard Combo Revised dates June 2023

Aquatech Scuba Center is a hidden gem that is off the radar in the Evansville area. Did you know that Aquatech is sought out worldwide for their training programs? Among other things, Aquatech has one of very few cave rebreather instructors in the world. Just think about the training our students will receive at the beginners levels.
Aquatech is dedicated to the diving industry. There are very few dive shops in the country that can offer more experienced instructors, logged dives, scuba levels available for instruction, and the commitment we have to our customers.
In November of 1996, Larry Babcock opened Aquatech Dive Center. Larry saw a need in the tri-state of a full service dive shop offering travel, equipment service, and cylinder refills, as well as a full line of inventory in stock at all times.
After observing the training that was currently available in the area, and studying how divers were being trained, he developed his training center to fit all divers’ needs and desires, from viewing pretty fish on a 20 foot reef in tropical waters or exploring deep ship wrecks and underwater caves. Regardless of an individual’s personal wants or needs, Larry wanted all of his students to be comfortable in the water while, at the same time, protecting the precious reefs of the world with good buoyancy control and skills.
In order to offer the best and most versatile classes, Larry next opened his own instructor training facility where he could train the instructors to meet his ideology, and that of SSI, of how a diver should be trained. Today, Aquatech has 8 highly trained instructors who have certified thousands and thousands of divers world wide.
  1. aquatech scuba center1In September of 2007, Larry moved his shop to a a larger location at 4314 Morgan Ave, Suite A, Evansville, Indiana 47715 where he could service his customers better. Wanting his customers to have the best equipment available, he continues to test various types of equipment in all different types of environments to see how it held up in those conditions. That equipment that meets his high standards for quality and value are sold in his store today. When you purchase equipment from Aquatech Scuba Center, you can be assured you will be diving with the very best. Larry guarantees this.At Aquatech Scuba Center we guarantee you will be 100% completely satisfied with your experience with us.Aquatech Scuba Center offers a complete travel center for whatever your needs might be, whether it is diving the local dive sites or taking you to the other side of the world for an experience of a lifetime.Aquatech's instructors and assistant instructors are some of the best in the world. They are dedicated to the sport, to their students, and to the student's safety.Aquatech Scuba Center can train you in all levels of diving from snorkeling to the instructor level.Get ready for your adventure of a lifetime!
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M-F 10 am to 6 pm
Sat 10 am to 3 pm
Sun Closed








© Aquatech Productions 2022

Lawrence Babcock

Owner

Tim Bauer

Instructor

Tammy Storm

Instructor

George Panayides

Instructor

Brian Dodd

Instructor

Michael Cornett

Instructor

Ben Scott

Instructor

Thomas Putnum

Assistant Instructor

Dawn Morand

Assistant Instructor

Coty Noble

Assistant Instructor

Diane Freeman

Store & operations Manager

 Our entire family got certified to Scuba dive at Aquatech, they are awesome to work with. The instruction we received was top notch. We went to the Caymans to Scuba,the dive operator was impressed with our skills. Trust me, people, there is a major difference between instructors out there, and we saw the results while we were in the Caymans. Thanks Aquatech for caring about quality. Sarah T. 

 I want to thank Larry and staff at Aquatech for getting us certified before our honeymoon in St Thomas. With all the wedding planing we had to do, they took all our stress away about getting certified. We had an awesome time diving in St. Thomas. Debra Carter 

 I am a dive instructor with another shop. All divers to include instructors should continue to improve their skills and advance their training. As an instructor I could pursue my advanced training anywhere in the world. I have chosen Larry and Aquatech. Without a doubt I have received the best training in the industry!!! Brendan Egan 

 My husband and I took our scuba course with Aquatech , they are a very professional operation. We were well trained for our trip to the Bahamas.We just signed up for a trip with Aquatech next year to Cozumel. Janet and Mark Todd 

 When we came to Aquatech, we were already certified divers. We did one of those quick courses and did the entire pool and classroom in one weekend from another Dive company. We weren’t comfortable diving on our own.Tammy at Aquatech worked one on one with us for another weekend in the pool . We learned skills that we didn’t do the first time. Please avoid those quick one weekend courses. Aquatech won’t even tech those quick courses. We highly recommend Aquatech 

 Aquatech host some of the best trips in the country. Their detail to safety and how Larry goes out of his way to make sure our vacation is wonderful experience Mark K