Scuba Marco

Scuba Marco
 

  239-389-7889

ABOUT SCUBA MARCO

"No Hurries, No Worries"

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Treat each customer honestly, stressing hopitality, patience and kindness. Offer quality dive service and equipment at fair prices. Have fun & spread the love!




 
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Jeff Dawson

Scuba Instructor, Master Captain

GULF DIVING

Despite the Gulf's lack of hard coral, there is a tremendous amount of concentrated marine life around the plentiful artifical reefs, barge and shrimp boat wrecks we visit. Our visability fluctuates depending on the weather. At times it's poor, but we also get 30 - 50 feet and see everything from small tropicals up to 400 lb. goliath groupers.

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Jeff Dawson

Scuba Instructor, Master Captain

ABOUT US

Capt. Jeff & jessi Dawson run the island's only full service dive shop at the same old Marco location since 1998. We are truly a "mom and pop" operation and have a kid friendly store. Breathing underwater is our passion and we are blessed to introduce and share this realm with others. We have over 35 years of experience and have certified over 1000 divers

 
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Jeff Dawson

Scuba Instructor, Master Captain

  • EVENT: Ultimate Getaway

    August 25th to 30th

    We will be in God's country once again on the 100 foot live aboard departing from Ft. Myers! Lobstering and spearfishing to your hunter-gatherer's content are available, but not necessary. This is our 3rd year running with Capt. Rick and crew. Safety is paramount, which means fun is inevitable!

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  • EVENT: Ultimate Getaway

    September 10 th to 13 th

    Your trip starts with arrival to the marina somewhere between 5:00pm-6:30pm. After the boat briefing, we will leave the dock around 7:00pm. You will dream of the diving you will be doing in the remote, pristine waters of “The Dry Tortugas during our 12-hour over night cruise.

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  • EVENT: Ultimate Getaway

    October 01 st to 04 th

    We altered Day 3 on last year’s trips to do two dives closer to home. We run farther on Saturday night. That puts us back to the dock 3 hours earlier!

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OUR STAFF

BREATHING UNDERWATER IS OUR THING

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Jeff Dawson

PADI OWSI #99360 / SSI DCSI #6653

Captain Jeff has over 40 years experience on and under the water right here in Southwest Florida. Despite all his whining, Jeff's parents relocated from Ohio to Naples in 1973. "Thank God they didn't listen to me" is how he feels now! He received his 1st scuba certification as well as a degree in psychology from the University of Florida in the eighties. Jeff holds both PADI and SSI instructor certifications. He has certified >1000 people and done >6000 dives.

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Jessica Dawson

Shop Coordinator / Fun Specialist

Jessi grew up in small town Arkansas with a love of all things water. When Capt. Jeff certified Jessi's parents in 1998 they met. Jessi not only fell in love with scuba diving but also her instructor. She has been having fun on both dive adventures and life adventures ever since! Jessi is usually at the shop while Jeff is in the water but does gets out to teach kids programs regularly. She is working on making her dream of bringing Adpative Scuba to those with mental and/ or physical challanges a reality. She and Jeff live on Marco Island with their children who love to dive as well.

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John Fox

Repair Technician

Has been diving since he could run and teaching Scuba since 1999. He’s borderline OCD but that’s good for a Scuba repair tec! John holds current certifications authorizing him to service almost every brand. His primary lab is here in SW Florida where he has lived since 1984. He sets up his mobile repair lab at Scuba Marco weekly.

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Gary Goliath

Public Relations

Gary has been ‘on the payroll’ since we opened in 1998. His disposition is sometimes grumpy and his attitude can be poor but what a great work ethic! He is there to welcome us on nearly every dive and often hangs with a big posse of relatives. Gary received his degree in Growth Mis-management from Eatin’ Everything University. Gary was known as Jack Jewfish until 2001 when the American Fisheries Societies entered him into a witness relocation program. His individual growth potential is enormous (7 feet, 700 pounds). His species growth potential is good as they are a federally protected endangered species. However, Gary seems to lack the motivation and drive to succeed in promoting himself to expand his range significantly.

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Questions, coments, or concerns

Looking to set up a dive while in the area? or just want to get more information on the local diving? Send us a message and we will do our best to help you.

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