scuba diving is life. Everything else is just surface interval.
We are a 5 Star PADI professional diver/instructor training facility located in Orlando, Florida. If you're a recreational diver or a technical diver, this is the place for you. We also offer professional courses if you're looking to make a career out of it. The founder of our company is Keith A. Mattson, CD 15561. More than 3,500 students have learned under his guide, from open water to instructor. Keith taught over 225 Instructor Development Courses and has a recreational and technical dive log 13,000 dives long. The first PADI Enriched Air Instructor and first Emergency Response Instructor courses were conducted right here at The Dive Station. It was 1995 when The Dive Station became the fist ever certified PADI Career Development Center. Our school, the Florida Diving Institute, is approved for VA training via The Commission of Independent Education as a trade school. All FDI Instructors are retired or ex-military. We have conducted courses in many locations around the world including South Africa, Guantanamo Bay, Germany, Costa Rica, The Bahamas and The Caribbean Islands. We even feature an onsite pool. The deep blue awaits...come join us!