Learn to Dive on Your Terms!

Hi, I’m Peter. Come learn to scuba dive at your pace and on your terms in a friendly and safe environment, and discover a whole new world, where the rules are different, and you get to fly! I hope you will read what my students say below and then come find your confidence in Another World!

  • Peter Avila
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • SDI Scubility Instructor


“Peter is by far the best Instructor that I have ever had the pleasure of learning from. He is always exceptionally patient and understanding. He always has the answer and never hesitates to explain it until you fully understand. And as an added bonus, he continuously makes you laugh along the way. I truly feel that I have made a friend for life, and I can’t wait for all of our future adventures together.”

Bridget B, PADI Open Water Diver

“Thank you for the time you took to ease us into Scuba and letting us gain the confidence to relax and realize I CAN DO THIS and I LOVE IT! You are a gem to work with.”

Melanie P, PADI Open Water Diver

“This wasn’t easy for me by any means, but you never wavered or gave up on me. You gave me so much confidence to grow. I know now, with the right guidance, focus and support, I can achieve anything I set my mind to! Thank you!!!”

Denise S, PADI Open Water Diver

“Peter is incredible. His knowledge of scuba is mind blowing and his patience with his students is second to none. The thought of getting certified was very overwhelming, however Peter made it one of the most enjoyable learning experiences possible.”

Jonathan G, PADI Open Water Diver

“I can’t say enough about our instructor, Peter Avila. He is great with everything. Knowledge, presentation skills, people. I would recommend him to anyone.”

Vickie W, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

“Peter is AWESOME. He makes sure no one falls behind. He is quick to see students are struggling and assist immediately.”

Mike L, PADI Master Scuba Diver

“Peter was great and was able to guide me in a way that worked FOR ME.”

John S, PADI Open Water Diver

“Peter did an excellent job. He didn’t talk down to anyone and didn’t show any derogatory emotions regardless of questions asked or issues encountered.”

Preston A, PADI Open Water Diver

“Peter is super knowledgeable and was a great teacher and coach.”

Kedra R, PADI Rescue Diver

“Best instructor I’ve had for any course I’ve ever taken. I highly recommend him.”

Alvaro M, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

“Please don’t get scuba instruction with anyone else. You’d be missing the opportunity to work with Peter.”

Chadna C, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

“You are a very good instructor indeed. The level of detail, the pace and the way you explain techniques and hints were great for us. Olga is very happy with yesterday’s class and is much more confident with her buoyancy and trim now. She says that she finally has a feel of how it works and what to do with. We’ve learned a lot from you and spent a great time. Thank you!”

Mikhaylo M, PADI Open Water Diver (Refresher)

“Peter is one of the best instructors I have encountered.”

Steve O, PADI Open Water Diver

“Great job Peter for creating an extremely comfortable learning environment.”

Dave N, PADI Open Water Diver

“Peter is a great instructor. He guides you in a way that makes it easy to learn. He is also made of awesome.”

Teagan R, PADI Open Water Diver

“After my first pool day [with another instructor] I was in tears. I knew I couldn’t keep up with my group. Peter approached me the next day and offered to work with me one on one. What a difference! He went at my pace, knew what I needed before I did and by the end of the day I was still a little behind my group but beaming with confidence! Thank you Peter! Now I can join my family on dives!”

Michelle H, PADI Open Water Diver

“Peter is a fantastic instructor. I love his teaching style. He explained things clearly and was sensitive to different learning styles.”

Gustava T, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

“It’s really clear to me now the difference and instructor can make. Peter is an extremely knowledgeable and accommodating instructor. He added lots of tips and insights to the course that has helped me become a better diver! Thanks, Peter!!”

Matteo A, PADI Divemaster

“Excellent instructor. Very clear and very helpful.”

Mark V, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

“Great instructor. Very easy to learn from.”

Brian H, PADI Open Water Diver

“Very comfortable environment with the freedom to ask questions and request help without judgment.”

Helen G, PADI Open Water Diver

“I’ve taken several specialty courses with Peter towards my Master Scuba Diver certification, and it’s always been a fun experience that I learn a lot! Very relaxed atmosphere can’t wait for my next course!”

Eric D, PADI Rescue Diver

“Way, way beyond expectations. Thumbs up on a great job!”

Joeseph I, PADI Divemaster

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