Original Owner, Jerry Berndt, started Discover Diving Dive Center in his garage. He was a diver and wanted to share his love of diving with the rest of the world. Once he became too busy for his garage, he needed a place to move to and 92 Dunlawton Ave. in Port Orange, FL is where the storefront is now located.
Jerry brought in new inventory and hired more instructors to teach new students, who also wanted to learn how to dive. After 25 years in the buisness, it was time Jerry to retire and Michele Reed became the new owner of Discover Diving in 2011.
Michele's passion and love for diving is why she wanted to become an instructor and currently is a PADI IDC Staff Instructor. She loves seeing faces light up when her students take their first breaths underwater. Diver safety is a top priority when it comes to recreational diving. IHer passion about these diving qualities spill out to the other instructors, as well as the interns who help in the store and out in the field.
Here at Discover Diving Dive Center, you are family and we hope you trust our instructors, feel safe learning from us, feel good about our recommendations and become confident divers both in class and out on your own. We believe in the standards we use, the safe diving practices we teach and the continued support we give to our students and customers. That is what makes us a PADI 5 Star Dive Center.