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Experience ... from Jacques Cousteau's first dive to closed circuit rebreathers.
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Escape the ordinary ... go diving at  in-country and exotic travel destinations.
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    We Certify


    Learning to dive is almost as much fun as diving itself! Diving is an adventure sport and to dive safely, you must have the necessary knowledge, skills, life support equipment and experience. You also need a "divers licence" known as a "C-card". Our expert instructors will prepare you for a lifetime of fun underwater!

    We Train


    The Chattanooga area has an abundance of lakes, rivers, and streams to enjoy water sports. Drowning is one of the leading causes of death for children under the age of 15 and swimming is one of the most important life skills.  Our instructors are passionate about teaching both kids and adults to swim and safely enjoy the water.
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    Chattanooga is located within a day's drive of the best diving in the continental U.S.  The Carolinas offer world class shipwreck diving. South Florida features reefs that rival those in the Caribbean. And the artificail reefs of Pensacola are ony 6 hours away! We even have freswater dive sites just minutes from the dive center.

    Exotic Diving


    Some of us think that 20 minutes is a long time between dives! When we aren't in the water, we are planning our next adventure. We lead trips throughout the Caribbean, Pacific, Indonesia and beyond. We specialize in locations that are off the beaten path and offer extraordinary diving experiences.
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    Water Safety

    The future of our oceans will be determined by the hearts and minds of our kids. The C-Rays program, for kids 3 years and up, combines water safety and snorkeling skills with an introduction to environmental responsibility and ecology. The kids just think it's fun!

    Kids Scuba


    It is now possible for kids 7 years and up to SCUBA DIVE! The Scuba Rangers program teaches kids what they need to know to dive safely in the pool and restricted (confined) water environments. The Scuba Ranger Club features exciting monthly diving opportunities.
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    Be the coolest parent ever and schedule a SWIM PARTY for your kid's next birthday or special occassion. Our enclosed, heated (84º) pool is available year-round. Parties are 90 minutes in duration and include exclusive use of our pool and deck with tables for sharing cake and exchanging gifts.

    Try Scuba


    Party in another world! Schedule a "Try Scuba" event. Party goers don scuba equipment and experience what its like to "blow bubbles" and be a diver. It includes the exclusive use of our facility, tables and deck area, a scuba instructor, and all of the necessary equipment. It's a totally unique experience!
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    Choo Choo Diving and Aquatic Center features a Pro Shop stocked with the most up-to-date and modern equipment available. Whether you're planning to snorkel on a Caribbean cruise or dive 300 feet on a sunken wreck, we have the affordable, high quality equipment you need. We offer products by Aqualung, Scubapro, Poseidon, and more ...



    Divers use life support equipment. The deeper they dive and the longer they stay, the more dependent they are on its proper operation. Regulators, BC's and instruments should be inspected and/or serviced on an annual basis. We provide high quality service, performance tuning, and OEM parts for all of the brands that we sell.
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Recent Events, Activities & Trips

Check here for the latest news on recent activities and events taking place at Choo Choo Diving & Aquatic Center, including information about recent trips.

Wreck of the Kittiwake

Steve and a group of Poseidon SE7EN rebreather divers on the wreck of the Kittiwake in Grand Cayman.  During the two week trip, Keith and Brandon Jones earned their Rebreather Deep Diver rating. Lacey Jones earned her Open Water Diver rating on the Kittiwake dive! Suzanne Karst and Lauren Dellinger of Harry's Dive Shop completed their rebreather instructor ratings. Photo credit: Suzanne Karst 
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Learn to Dive Class Special

There's never been a better time to learn to dive. Make 2015 a year to remember and start exploring the underwater world. Over 70% of our planet is covered in water ... it's time to see what you have been missing!

$499 All Inclusive Course

You can take the complete Open Water Diver certification course for only $499 and there are no hidden fees. For a limited time, we are including free certification dive tuition (you save $139). This is the deal you have been waiting for ... Start Today!

Be a Diver

Choo Choo Diving & Aquatic Center is proud to be a member of DEMA and a sponsor of the BE A DIVER campaign. Together we are working to make it possible for everyone to explore the underwater world. We believe that knowledge and first-hand experience will convince others to help as we seek to conserve the world's oceans for future generations.

Pro Shop Hours

Tuesday 12:00PM - 6:00PM

Wednesday 10:00AM - 6:00PM

Thursday 10:00AM - 6:00PM

Friday 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Saturday 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Sunday & Monday - Closed

Upcoming Events

Dive Professional Training
Dive Guide / Divemaster / Divecon coming in January

Regional Trip / Event
Crystal River Manatee - January 29 - 31

Winter Swim Session - Get a Jump on Spring
We are currently accepting registration

Learn-to-Dive Class - Start Dates
• Open Water Scuba Class begins - January 22, 2016
• Open Water Scuba Class begins - January 19, 2016
• Open Water Scuba Class begins - January 24, 2016 (weeknights)

Next Scuba Ranger Class
Coming in February!

Dive Instructor Training
Call for information - class forming now
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Scuba Courses

Scuba Instructor with Students in Class

Introduction to Scuba

Open Water Diver

Open Water Rebreather (CCR)

Specialty Courses

Advanced Open Water Diver

Master Diver

Kids Courses


Technical Courses

Technical Diving Instructor Demonstrates Skill for Student

Extended Range Diver

Limited Trimix Diver

Decompression Procedures

Normoxic Trimix

Advanced Decompression

Hypoxic Trimix Diver

48 Meter Rebreather (CCR)

60 Meter Rebreather (CCR)


Professional Courses

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Dive Training Assistant


DiveControl Specialist

Open Water Instructor

Rebreather (CCR) Instructor

Advanced Instructor

Technical Diving Instructor

Technical CCR Instructor

Dive Travel

Scuba divers diving in Grand Cayman

Vortex Springs - Dec 2015

Crystal River - Feb 2016

Grand Turk - Feb 2016

Isla Mujeres - Mar 2016

Curacao - Mar 2016

Vortex Springs - Apr 2016

Isla Mujeres - Jul 2016

Socorro Islands - Nov 2016


Trip Information

Vortex Springs - Dec 2015

Crystal River - Feb 2016

Grand Turk - Feb 2016

Isla Mujeres - Mar 2016

Curacao - Mar 2016

Vortex Springs - Apr 2016

Isla Mujeres - Jul 2016

Socorro - Nov 2016


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