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Gold Coast Scuba

#4 of 17 things to do in Lauderdale by the Sea Features Animals
259 Commercial Blvd Ste 2, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308-4415
+1 954-616-5909
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Best Dive Shop

Great selection of gear, both to purchase and rent. And the brothers Steve and Brian were really... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Hypoluxo, Florida
Great experience for teen PADI Open Water Certification

I highly recommend Lizbeth “Liz” Espejo Frenier for dive lessons. Her ability to instruct and... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Miami, Florida
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“dive shop” (10 reviews)
“beach dive” (4 reviews)
“boat dives” (3 reviews)
259 Commercial Blvd Ste 2, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308-4415
+1 954-616-5909
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

Great selection of gear, both to purchase and rent. And the brothers Steve and Brian were really knowledgeable, helpful and generous with their time educating me on product differences. I also really like the convenience of having classes on site and the variety of diving...More

Thank GeoLid
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I highly recommend Lizbeth “Liz” Espejo Frenier for dive lessons. Her ability to instruct and encourage new divers, and in our case young divers, made the PADI Open Water Certification for my two teenagers an excellent experience. The day my kids did their beach dive...More

Thank lv4539
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Purchased a Groupon on a trip down to Ft Lauderdale. Met Steve and he got us set up with Cam. We were prepped on what to do, what to wear and techniques. Went to the beach and enjoyed the experience. Saw all the reefs and...More

Thank Kobe1187
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This is a well organized shop with experienced dive instructors who really made me feel at home. I had such a great time with Brad and Brian I wish I could have stayed longer and dived more with them. Brian really went above and beyond...More

Thank Gaylord F
Reviewed 5 March 2017

My husband and I completed our advanced open water certification and Nitrox certification with Liz while we were in town over the long-weekend. Liz was a great, knowledgable instructor. We rented all of our gear from the shop and it was clean and very well...More

Thank setivacosi
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I walked in and saturday morning got to meet the Steve the cool guy. Lucky me, he got me the last place on the boat for the same afternoon and did an amazing wreck dive - Ancient Mariner. The store is very nice and if...More

Thank Ismael R
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We were a family of 5 with 3 kids ages 12, 10 and 7. It was my kids first time snorkeling. Although they are excellent swimmers, they never had the chance to go snorkeling. Golden Scuba was excellent, they outfitted us with wet-suit which helps...More

Thank NyMmb
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We went as a family and boy, was it worth it. The reef isn't anything spectacular, but our guide WAS! I would definitely go back on our next trip!

Thank ruthannl2013
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I would HIGHLY recommend Gold Coast to any one, and already have to several of my friends. I was on the same dive trip with the lady who wrote the previous review, and I have no idea what she is talking about. Brad is an...More

1  Thank Floridaliving101
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Don’t even consider getting your OW certification with Gold Coast Scuba / Brad unless you are already a pro! Corners are cut and company’s barbecue is more important for Brad, the trainer than meeting the basic PADI course requirements of five confined (he offered two)...More

Thank TurquoiseDream
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Can someone please layout how the shore diving or meetups work. We are staying at the Sea Spray Inn near Anglins pier and Gold Coast Scuba but this is our first time to LBTS and shore diving so I'm not sure of the logistics. exp: dive boats/ MN lake diving mostly Do we need to rent a car just to transport gear from the hotel and shop to the beach? Or a car just to store ones gear bag etc while diving? though we might be able to suit up and hump it all from the hotel. Do tanks need to be reserved ahead of time or picked up the night before? or are they readily available? We have our own gear so I'm assuming once we secure tanks and are rsvp'd for a meet up we just show up at the listed time/place and plan the dive unless of course its a paid boat dive. Any advice would be appreciated as we want to make the most of our 5 days Thanks- TJ
24 August 2016|
Response from Ashley8375 | Reviewed this property |
Hey TJ, When we went diving, we had to do the cert too which was a little more complicated. But I'll try my best to help you out. For shore diving, we met up at the shop, snagged the gear and tanks (since we didnt have... More