"Through these doors the greatest divers have been
Here at Lloyd Bailey's we
take a different stance on scuba training. We just don't issue certification
cards, but we take the time and effort to make you into properly trained
scuba divers. We also believe that a certification card is a license
to learn more about scuba, because good scuba divers are always learning.
We have taught over 3000
new divers and Lloyd Bailey is the most prolific cavern and cave instructor
in the world. Our main agencies that we teach are Scuba
Schools International (SSI) and NACD,
but are also affliated with NAUI, PADI, YMCA, CMAS, ANDI, NSS-CDS.
We offer a wide variety
of classes for all interests and all levels of divers. Click on one
of the links below to for detailed information about the class or call
us at any time or come by the store.
Already Open Water Certified
and want more training? We suggest the two most useful classes are Nitrox
PRIVATE AND SPECIALTY CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE.
Do not purchase any gear without consulting with the staff of LLOYD BAILEY'S SCUBA & WATERSPORTS.
for details or
LLOYD BAILEY’S SCUBA CONTINUING EDUCATION
$150 + $59.95 STUDENT KIT
Nitrox is very useful on dives
between 50-100 feet. With a nitrox computer you can easily double
your bottom time. This is a very good course to take before going
to West Palm Beach. The course includes a 3-½ hour lecture, which
will cover how to determine MOD (maximum operating depth), EAD
(equivalent air depth), OXYGEN TOXICITY UNITS, labeling and
analyzing. We will also cover BEST MIX and BLENDING. You
will learn how to use the charts (included with the student kit) and do
the math. The course fee also includes two tanks of nitrox and
certification. The course is an academic course that is completed
in one lecture. The student will need to purchase and complete
the home study student kit prior to the class night. You should
bring a calculator to the class.
& NAVIGATION >
$235 + $39.95 STUDENT KIT
Advanced certification is
often required to do certain dives and will expand opportunities for
new divers. Four specialties and 24 logged dives are required for
advanced certification. The DEEP & NAVIGATION COURSE
involves a 2 1/2 hour classroom session, and a day of diving at Forty
Fathoms Grotto. Park fees are additional. NITROX,
CAVERN & BOAT are offered regularly. Students will need
to provide their own scuba gear.
This is one of the best fresh water dives in Florida. We only do this trip on weekdays.
This is a one hour and fifteen minute drift dive and a half-day trip.
$235 MARCH TRIP
We consider Palm Beach drift diving to be
the best salt water diving in Florida and have run over 200 weekend
trips to this area. West Palm is only four hours from Gainesville
and is very convenient. On a typical trip you can leave
Gainesville on Saturday morning at 7:00am and do a two tank dive on
Saturday afternoon, a two tank dive on Sunday morning and be back in
Gainesville on Sunday at 6:00pm. This trip is specifically
designed for new salt-water divers, but the unrestricted diving is also
appealing to experienced divers. We will dive reefs in lobster
season, and reefs and wrecks out of lobster season. Night diving
is also available on some trips. We normally charter the entire
boat and run the float ball ourselves. With nitrox and good air
consumption you could easily do 120 minutes of bottom time per day not
counting a night dive. The trip includes two days of diving and
hotel at double occupancy. Private rooms and extended trips are
available. Weekday dives are offered with Captain Lloyd Bailey on
his 22-foot mako dive boat. Reserve your dives early because
these trips fill up fast.
PRIVATE DIVE & FISHING CHARTERS $375
Schedule your own private diving, fishing or scallop trip with Captain
Lloyd Bailey. See Lloyd for details. Sailing CHARTERS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE
$235 + $30 GINNIE SPRINGS
The cavern course is our most
popular course, and is very important training for anyone diving in the
North Florida springs. The skills learned in this course will be
useful in all areas of diving and are worthwhile even if you never go
into a cavern again. All open water divers will dive in the
overhead environment at some time but are not trained to do so without
this training. This course is a lifesaver for anyone that is
diving in North Florida springs. CAVERN DIVING IS NOT THE SAME AS CAVE DIVING. In cavern diving you will always be in the daylight zone.
This course involves a 4-½ hour classroom lecture on Friday night and
five dives on Saturday. The student will need to provide their
own scuba gear and the additional cavern diving equipment. The
gear requirements are not much more than the advanced diver
This is a very popular limited penetration, single tank cave diving course.
It is not very equipment intensive. This course can be combined
with the cavern course and is held on a Saturday night with a 2-½ hour
classroom lecture and on Sunday with 4 cave dives in two different
locations. These dives are typically conducted at LITTLE RIVER AND EITHER TELFORD OR PEACOCK SPRINGS.
This is the highest level of Scuba training that
there is. Trained Full Cave Divers are the epitome of diver
training. Contact Lloyd for details. This class is limited
to three divers and is very equipment intensive.
+ TEXT BOOK
+ STUDENT KIT
SANTA FE RIVER DRIFT & GALAXY NIGHT DIVE $60
This is an experience that you do not want to miss. There are not
words in the English language that would be adequate to describe a
galaxy dive. Do not miss this one.
Note: Prices and schedule
may change or may be inaccurate on the webpage, so contact the store
to get the most current schedule and prices.