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The Easiest Way to Have a Great Vacation and Create Scuba Lifetime Memories with Your Family

Get ready to have “The Best Vacation Ever”, is what our clients have said about their experience with our Private Scuba Lessons diving agency.

From the moment you arrive, your time will be well spent, not just in the quantity of time but also in the quality of fun time in one scuba package price!.

You and your family will have taken care of all the preliminary paperwork ahead of time, before you arrive in town. Depending on which course you take you may be doing all your home study before coming to south Florida.

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Scuba Diving Training in the Pool is Fun

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You and your family will meet at the pool in Hollywood or Weston. The pool location will be disclosed upon your registration. Your sizes for the equipment come down to height, weight and shoe size. All the scuba gear necessary will be provided for you right at the pool.

The first step to scuba training is orientation to the gear on land. This is hands on where you are touching and assembling the equipment. Then we move on to the pool and have you put on all the dive gear. The end result is that you are standing on the bottom in fresh clear water, in complete control and having fun at the same time.

Scuba is a wonderful sensation of breathing effortlessly underwater and swimming weightlessly like the astronauts in space. Having the time to touch, feel, sense, taste, see and hear what it is like to be hanging out underwater with marine life. Scuba can’t be compared to anything else on earth.

You will do all your initial training in the swimming pool, where you will learn mask clearing skills, in addition to many other important abilities. Private Scuba Lessons gives you comfort, confidence and safety underwater before moving on to the Atlantic Ocean.

Why take Private Scuba Lessons?

1. Save time – smaller classes go quicker with only a few people

2. Dive safe – authentic experienced instructor with you entire time

3. Get results – our proprietary technique works well with all types of learners

Your dive training in the pool takes the most time. After all, some people pick it up faster than others. Not to worry, taking Private Scuba Lessons is so you don’t have to feel rushed or peer pressured like in group lessons.

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Private Scuba Lessons Give You Comfort, Confidence and Safety

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You will be enamored, charmed and enchanted by all the marine life you will be seeing up close and personal. South Florida is home to turtles, rays, octopuses, goliath groupers, lobsters and hundreds of others. Many of these above mentioned marine life are seen on a daily basis. See our Private Tours tab for dive/snorkel locations and marine life maps.

You and your family will be having the ride of your life on your best vacation ever. We visit coral reefs and shipwrecks scuba diving in the depth between 12-25 feet of sea water. South Florida sits in the middle of the Gulf Stream where snappers, groupers, barracudas, parrot fish, and 650 other species of fish are seen daily. (see Private Tours Navigation Tab for all locations and sea life)

You will be amazed at how fast time goes by.  You are in another world with no clock and no electronic interruptions. You are in a world of your own, with scuba equipment of your own, in an aquarium of your own ocean while swimming harmoniously with turtles, fish and much, much more.

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All You Have to Do Next is Make a Phone Call for Reservation

Hopefully, you will be one of those really smart folks and call now for a reservation. We work by appointment only.

It is easy to book a lesson with Laura and it is the only way to make an appointment. You must call or text the number on this website. You will not get a secretary or assistant, a call center or a voice answering service. You might get voice mail if Laura is submerged underwater with clients or in the classroom. Only then will you be asked to leave a message.

The reason Laura works alone is because she can only take so many people per day and per week. The clients that are serious (not curious) call to make an appointment because they want to be a part of the special few that get to train with Laura.

The reason you have to telephone in your credit card (or to give your address so she can send you the course materials before arriving in town) is because Laura does not like using her credit card on the internet so she doesn’t ask her clients to do it either.  This way, there is no chance of hacking your information on-line and no chance of identity theft by our company, anyway.

You are fully protected by our 100% No-Risk Double-Guarantee. If you do not increase your confidence in and around the water over the course of the class, just let us know and we will send you a prompt refund. All you have to do is let Laura know after the end of the pool training session. No questions asked.

Call now to get started on your awesome new hobby. Scuba dive today and remember it forever!

P.S. You will receive Free pictures of your Scuba Diving or Snorkeling, a $250 retail value. So call Laura today!

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Listen to some Happy Divers!

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Highly recommended.

I contacted Laura at PrivateScubaLessons.com because I had a very limited amount of time to work on some advanced SCUBA courses and I felt that private lessons would enable me to move along at a much faster pace and accomplish more in a shorter amount of time than I could ever do in a group with other divers. Laura was very accommodating. During our initial meeting, she assessed my previous training and capabilities, and mapped out a schedule that enabled me to complete two advanced programs within the time I had available. We spent several full days together, diving twice each day in different locations. Laura's thorough preparation and familiarity with the boats, personnel, and dive sites made everything run smoothly and exactly on schedule. Her personal insights and tips were extremely helpful, not only to me, but to others on the boat, as well. She was very observant and aware of everyone around her -- even those that she was not directly responsible for. She took the time to help calm nervous divers, assist them with their equipment, and make sure everyone was safe and followed proper procedures.


I would highly recommend Laura Parke and PrivateScubaLessons.com, whether you are just thinking about learning to SCUBA dive for the first time, or you are an experienced diver looking to expand your knowledge with advanced certifications. Laura is extremely patient and knowledgeable, with a comforting and calm manner which inspires confidence. And because she works one-on-one or only with small, private groups, she will move along at whatever pace is most suitable for you.

2015-12-26T11:19:20+00:00
privatescubalessons/testimonials/Chris
I contacted Laura at PrivateScubaLessons.com because I had a very limited amount of time to work on some advanced SCUBA courses and I felt that private lessons would enable me to move along at a much faster pace and accomplish more in a shorter amount of time than I could ever do in a group with other divers. Laura was very accommodating. During our initial meeting, she assessed my previous training and capabilities, and mapped out a schedule that enabled me to complete two advanced programs within the time I had available. We spent several full days together, diving twice each day in different locations. Laura's thorough preparation and familiarity with the boats, personnel, and dive sites made everything run smoothly and exactly on schedule. Her personal insights and tips were extremely helpful, not only to me, but to others on the boat, as well. She was very observant and aware of everyone around her -- even those that she was not directly responsible for. She took the time to help calm nervous divers, assist them with their equipment, and make sure everyone was safe and followed proper procedures. I would highly recommend Laura Parke and PrivateScubaLessons.com, whether you are just thinking about learning to SCUBA dive for the first time, or you are an experienced diver looking to expand your knowledge with advanced certifications. Laura is extremely patient and knowledgeable, with a comforting and calm manner which inspires confidence. And because she works one-on-one or only with small, private groups, she will move along at whatever pace is most suitable for you.
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Calm, Professional, Effective Instruction

As a captain and rescue diver with 40 years of experience I don’t like being treated like a newbie nor being talked down to, nor do I want someone so in awe of my experience that they forget to teach me anything! So when I needed several specialty certifications to earn a Master SCUBA certification from PADI, I looked at my options carefully. I could have waited for my local dive shop to offer the courses but being from frozen New Hampshire that could take a lifetime, or I could have found unknown dive shops offering the courses and jetted about the world to get them done. Then I had the good fortune to locate privatescubalessons.com and Laura Parke. Laura is located in South Florida where they have warm temperatures and varied diving experiences. We tackled wreck diving, deep diving and boat diving specialty courses. Laura did a great job covering the material, teaching what PADI required and also some practical “tips and tricks” you won’t find in the course literature. Moreover, while I always felt respected I was not coddled. Laura “benched” me for several days as I had a bad cold and while I shrugged it off she insisted I not dive until she felt I was fit. Concern with safety is what characterizes a good instructor and ultimately why we take courses in the first place. I highly recommend Laura Parke to anyone interested in becoming a diver or in becoming a better diver. You won’t be disappointed.

2015-12-26T11:20:42+00:00
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As a captain and rescue diver with 40 years of experience I don’t like being treated like a newbie nor being talked down to, nor do I want someone so in awe of my experience that they forget to teach me anything! So when I needed several specialty certifications to earn a Master SCUBA certification from PADI, I looked at my options carefully. I could have waited for my local dive shop to offer the courses but being from frozen New Hampshire that could take a lifetime, or I could have found unknown dive shops offering the courses and jetted about the world to get them done. Then I had the good fortune to locate privatescubalessons.com and Laura Parke. Laura is located in South Florida where they have warm temperatures and varied diving experiences. We tackled wreck diving, deep diving and boat diving specialty courses. Laura did a great job covering the material, teaching what PADI required and also some practical “tips and tricks” you won’t find in the course literature. Moreover, while I always felt respected I was not coddled. Laura “benched” me for several days as I had a bad cold and while I shrugged it off she insisted I not dive until she felt I was fit. Concern with safety is what characterizes a good instructor and ultimately why we take courses in the first place. I highly recommend Laura Parke to anyone interested in becoming a diver or in becoming a better diver. You won’t be disappointed.
privatescubalessons/testimonials/Karen

Awesome Experience!!!

Laura Parke is a great instructor! My fiancé and I both had 1 prior scary experience of having someone take us into the water without any preparation. Mine was for snorkeling and his was going under with someone and only sharing the oxygen in his scuba tank (no other gear). The experience we had with Laura was polar opposite in a positive way. She took the time to go over the basics verbally and on paper giving us the power of information to understand prior to entering the water. She then geared us up and we went through several skill techniques in the pool. She never rushed us and let us familiarize ourselves with the equipment being on our body in a pool environment. This is a great way to get comfortable because in the hours spent in the pool I became confident and less fearful. She then took us to a perfect dive spot with lots to see and clear, calm waters. We brought our underwater camera and she was so cool with letting us enjoy the experience and she took the pictures for us. They turned out great! We would definitely do this again and recommend her to everyone. Her years of experience, communication, patience and consideration made this the best ever!

2015-12-26T11:27:59+00:00
privatescubalessons/testimonials/Karen
Laura Parke is a great instructor! My fiancé and I both had 1 prior scary experience of having someone take us into the water without any preparation. Mine was for snorkeling and his was going under with someone and only sharing the oxygen in his scuba tank (no other gear). The experience we had with Laura was polar opposite in a positive way. She took the time to go over the basics verbally and on paper giving us the power of information to understand prior to entering the water. She then geared us up and we went through several skill techniques in the pool. She never rushed us and let us familiarize ourselves with the equipment being on our body in a pool environment. This is a great way to get comfortable because in the hours spent in the pool I became confident and less fearful. She then took us to a perfect dive spot with lots to see and clear, calm waters. We brought our underwater camera and she was so cool with letting us enjoy the experience and she took the pictures for us. They turned out great! We would definitely do this again and recommend her to everyone. Her years of experience, communication, patience and consideration made this the best ever!
privatescubalessons/testimonials/Wes Tanner

The Best Pleasure Ever!

I recently took open water scuba lessons through privatescubalessons.com and I couldn't be happier with my experience. My private scuba instructor, Laura Parke, made my adventure better than I could have ever possibly imagined. Laura is very knowledgeable, extremely professional, and a lot of fun! Laura was patient and taught at a pace that was perfect for me, she emphasizes safety, and she made the entire experience enjoyable and fun. I would recommend Laura and privatescubalessons.com to everyone. Thanks Laura!

2015-12-26T11:30:19+00:00
privatescubalessons/testimonials/Wes Tanner
I recently took open water scuba lessons through privatescubalessons.com and I couldn't be happier with my experience. My private scuba instructor, Laura Parke, made my adventure better than I could have ever possibly imagined. Laura is very knowledgeable, extremely professional, and a lot of fun! Laura was patient and taught at a pace that was perfect for me, she emphasizes safety, and she made the entire experience enjoyable and fun. I would recommend Laura and privatescubalessons.com to everyone. Thanks Laura!
privatescubalessons/testimonials/Adriana

This is Definitely the Place to go or learn Scuba Diving!

When we first spoke on the phone, I immediately felt she understood where I was in my diving experience. Within the first few minutes on the phone she encouraged me, validated my concerns and instilled confidence that a resolution for my continued dive experience could really be something quite simple, with practice. Thank you for making it so.


As it turned out her analysis of my using the wrong equipment (BCD, Mask and Mouth piece) made all the difference in my continuing to dive! Her emphasis on being familiar with my own gear and taking time to assemble and disassemble multiple times until I was confident did prove useful. My first dive without her I caught myself getting anxious but remembering the three B’s briefing she gave me, calmed me before getting in the Ocean.


Thank you for taking the time to outfit me in new BCD and new mask and new mouth piece. Laura, the hours of refresher instruction spent with you made all the difference!


I would encourage any friend of mine to contact you for dive instruction! You were everything I needed in an instructor and I enjoyed you!

2015-12-26T11:33:48+00:00
privatescubalessons/testimonials/Adriana
When we first spoke on the phone, I immediately felt she understood where I was in my diving experience. Within the first few minutes on the phone she encouraged me, validated my concerns and instilled confidence that a resolution for my continued dive experience could really be something quite simple, with practice. Thank you for making it so. As it turned out her analysis of my using the wrong equipment (BCD, Mask and Mouth piece) made all the difference in my continuing to dive! Her emphasis on being familiar with my own gear and taking time to assemble and disassemble multiple times until I was confident did prove useful. My first dive without her I caught myself getting anxious but remembering the three B’s briefing she gave me, calmed me before getting in the Ocean. Thank you for taking the time to outfit me in new BCD and new mask and new mouth piece. Laura, the hours of refresher instruction spent with you made all the difference! I would encourage any friend of mine to contact you for dive instruction! You were everything I needed in an instructor and I enjoyed you!
privatescubalessons/testimonials/Laura S.

Fabulous instruction, diving, and fun!

It had been more than 15 years since I had been scuba diving, and my instructor, Laura Parke, not only gave me the confidence to conquer my fears, but her tenacity helped me to relearn the critical skills necessary for safe diving while enjoying maximum fun! I am a business owner and my time is limited, but Laura made it possible for me to complete my dive instruction efficiently. Her passion and dedication for her profession show through in every aspect of her instruction – it is clear that she loves what she does and wanted me to have the most positive and memorable experience. Laura’s people skills and extensive knowledge made me feel at ease. Within the first few minutes of my lesson, I knew I was in the right hands. I truly appreciated her patience, preciseness and awareness of my personal needs.


Laura is also super knowledgeable about the many dive sites South Florida offers. One of the more inspiring dives was at the Blue Heron Lagoon with two boys, a 10 and 13 year old here on vacation. – We had a blast, saw amazing sea life, and the enthusiasm and fearlessness of these young kids was infectious! The ocean dive was also a fabulous experience. Laura’s guidance and genuine concern for my success made me feel like a pro. What a great day and what invaluable skills I developed.


Thanks Laura for sticking by my side and for making sure I achieved scuba diving success! I look forward to continuing more advanced dives with you.

2015-12-26T11:37:18+00:00
privatescubalessons/testimonials/Laura S.
It had been more than 15 years since I had been scuba diving, and my instructor, Laura Parke, not only gave me the confidence to conquer my fears, but her tenacity helped me to relearn the critical skills necessary for safe diving while enjoying maximum fun! I am a business owner and my time is limited, but Laura made it possible for me to complete my dive instruction efficiently. Her passion and dedication for her profession show through in every aspect of her instruction – it is clear that she loves what she does and wanted me to have the most positive and memorable experience. Laura’s people skills and extensive knowledge made me feel at ease. Within the first few minutes of my lesson, I knew I was in the right hands. I truly appreciated her patience, preciseness and awareness of my personal needs. Laura is also super knowledgeable about the many dive sites South Florida offers. One of the more inspiring dives was at the Blue Heron Lagoon with two boys, a 10 and 13 year old here on vacation. – We had a blast, saw amazing sea life, and the enthusiasm and fearlessness of these young kids was infectious! The ocean dive was also a fabulous experience. Laura’s guidance and genuine concern for my success made me feel like a pro. What a great day and what invaluable skills I developed. Thanks Laura for sticking by my side and for making sure I achieved scuba diving success! I look forward to continuing more advanced dives with you.
privatescubalessons/testimonials/Augustina Prigoshin

The Best Thing I Have Ever Done

I can't thank Laura enough for helping me overcome my fear of diving. Thanks to her, I've learned to re-appreciate a sport I once loved as a kid. Her knowledge and respect of Scuba and the ocean is admirable, and her patience is incredibly rare.


For anyone looking to get certified, Laura is the only instructor you should turn to for an awesome experience underwater.

2015-12-26T11:40:39+00:00
privatescubalessons/testimonials/Augustina Prigoshin
I can't thank Laura enough for helping me overcome my fear of diving. Thanks to her, I've learned to re-appreciate a sport I once loved as a kid. Her knowledge and respect of Scuba and the ocean is admirable, and her patience is incredibly rare. For anyone looking to get certified, Laura is the only instructor you should turn to for an awesome experience underwater.