If you think what you see above the waterline in Gulf Shores is breathtakingly beautiful, wait until you get a glimpse of what’s UNDER the sea. Diving and snorkeling in the Gulf of Mexico is an experience unlike any other. In addition to coral, sea creatures, and other undersea marvels, the first purposely sunk freighter has created an artificial reef that is simply amazing to behold. We’ve experienced it a few times and find something new to be amazed about each trip!
If you aren’t an experienced diver or have never dived before, many places offer classes and certification in and around Gulf Shores. You can also give snorkeling a try! It’s an opportunity to view life under the sea without having to take classes. In the meantime, here’s a list of a few places where you can sign up for your own Gulf Shores scuba diving adventure.
Down Under Dive Shop – 1129 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores
This is the place to go when you need to get certified, are looking for a refresher, or are ready to dive deep. Offering beach diving, wreck diving, and diving charters, undersea exploration has never been this fun! You can find every Gulf Shores scuba diving amenity needed in their shop, and the charters are great ways to learn about the area as you dive in “the secret spots” where all the coolest creatures make their homes! Check out their website at www.downunderdive.com and start preparing for your adventure today!
Pleasure Island Divers – 26302 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach
Here’s another place to get your PADI certification and sign up for guided diving tours of the shipwrecks and manmade reefs in Alabama. The waters of the Gulf are unbelievable clear, allowing for a Gulf Shores diving adventure you just can’t experience in the cloudier waters of the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean. Bring your spear gun (or rent one) and catch your dinner for the evening while exploring the world under the sea. Located at 27200 Perdido Beach Boulevard, Orange Beach. They also have a Facebook page with pictures of their Gulf Shores diving adventures, if you’re interested in a sneak preview!
Gary’s Gulf Divers – 27844 Canal Rd, Orange Beach
Sometimes you find the biggest adventures with the smallest crews. Gary’s Gulf Divers promises to take you where the locals dive: no crowds, no over fishing, just you, your family and the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico as your playground! Bridge rubble, shipwrecks, and artificial reefs are all fair game for diving, spearfishing, or even for budding underwater photographers. You will look at life in new ways after a Gulf Shores diving adventure with Gary’s Gulf Divers.
After your exciting scuba diving Gulf Shores adventure, head back to your comfortable Harris Properties home to start planning your next adventure! There’s plenty of things to do and see in Alabama Gulf Shores; visit today to experience it all for yourself.