If you ever wanted to experience the world in a whole new way then scuba diving is for you.
Florida Scuba Diving is different from the rest! The number one goal is not to just make you certified diver. It's about making you a confident and safe scuba diver.
Specializing in small or private class sizes that are as individualized as you by working around your schedule. Taking pride in focusing on quality not quantity, to us you are not just another person taking a dive class.
See you under water!
Mike (Chopper) Boyd
Meet the Team
I was raised in South Florida and grew up snorkeling and diving in the waters of Broward County and the Florida Keys. I became a Scuba Instructor in 2008. I love working with people young and old. My favorite kinds of diving are night diving, wreck diving, lobstering, and Spearfishing. I can't wait to dive with you! God Bless
I have been diving since 2004, and teaching Scuba Diving since 2007. I especially enjoy working with children. I love wreck diving, deep diving, lobstering, and spearfishing. Some of my favorite places to dive are right here in Fort Lauderdabe, Florida, the Florida Keys, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles, and The Red Sea.
I was born and raised in South Florida and spent much of my childhood on the water. my love for the underwater world resulted in seeking a Bachelor's degree in Marine Biology. Scuba diving gave me a means to further explore the underwater environment and soon found that it's wonder
had to be shared with others. Besides Scuba diving I am an avid fisherman, freediver and conservationist.
Mike is an excellent scuba instructor. He made the PADI Advanced Open Water course fun by having a positive and helpful attitude, while maintaining professionalism. He brings out the best in his students by teaching in a constructive and competent way. But beyond the contents of the course, I learned just by diving with Mike, because he really seemed to enjoy the dives, and made everything look so effortless. He showed respect and concern for others.
- Robyn Sachs
I first dived with Mike Boyd as a vacationer in Fort Lauderdale. I had not had at the time very many dives and had not dived there before. It was a great experience. I was so impressed that, when I had the time, I came back to train with Mike and received my Advanced PADI certification. You can’t go wrong with Mike Boyd as an instructor. His professionalism and attention to detail created a wonderful learning environment. Throughout all of the dives I felt very safe and walked away with greater confidence in my abilities. My only regret is that I do not have more time to train and dive with my friend Mike.
-Mike B. Jacksonville, Florida
I observed Mike Boyd’s teaching style while he worked with my son-in-law to get his open water certification. I could tell from watching Mike in the pool that it was very important to him that his students were proficient in basic scuba skills before they went on to open water. Mike has a very calming demeanor as an instructor.
-Mike Johnson, Divemaster
My wife Michelle and I had the pleasure of earning our Advanced Open Water Diver and Enriched Air (Nitrox) certifications under Mike Boyd’s instruction. Mike was everything you’d want from a dive instructor. He made the class a lot of fun, and we came away from the class with greatly improved diving skills. I would highly recommend Mike as an instructor, and we look forward to continuing our training with him.
-Eric (& Michelle) Ridlehoover
We took a Discover Scuba Diving class on my vacation and Mike was an excellent instructor! He was able to teach my friends and me the basics of scuba diving. He was able to help a friend, who was quite nervous about the open ocean, get through his nervousness calmly and patiently. My friends and I fully plan on coming back to Florida just to dive with Mike again. I could not have asked for a better experience for my first time scuba diving!
-Alexx DahlBondville, Illinois
As someone who grew up in Florida hearing many awesome dive stories from friends and family, scuba diving was something I had always wanted to experience. After years of putting it off due to a fear of the ocean, I finally asked Chopper to take two of my friends and I diving to celebrate my 22nd birthday. Leading up to the Discover Dive, Chopper was very respectful and accommodating. He even went out of his way to suggest an effective anti nausea medicine when I mentioned I had gotten very sea sick the last time I was on a boat. During the class and pool practice, Chopper was very patient and thoroughly explained the skills we needed before we went into the ocean. While I was nervous on the boat ride to our dive spot, Chopper maintained a calm and caring attitude that helped me relax. The dive itself was amazing. In just that one dive we saw a nurse shark, a stingray, an eel, lobster, and tons of beautiful fish. I highly recommend Chopper and his team to anyone interested in scuba diving for the first time or looking to get certified.
-Jennifer Kinnaman, Hollywood, Florida