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I created Arizona Scuba to share my passion for diving and teaching. I have been actively teaching secondary students since 1999 and became a Secondary School Principal in 2011. I started teaching scuba in 2008 and offer instruction on a part time basis. Having lived and worked in a variety of countries, I believe my courses offer a unique experience.

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Class sizes are always kept small to ensure personal attention and dive skill development.

Current course offerings include:

Scuba Review, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Emergency First Response, Rescue Diver, Divemaster

Current specialty course offerings include:

Enriched Air Nitrox Diver, Deep Diver, Wreck Diver, Drift Diver, Underwater Naturalist

Have you been out of diving for a while?

Consider a Scuba Tune Up. Review dive theory and safety procedures with PADI's interactive e-Learning. You can get started online for $62 USD. Note the different e-Learning options below.

e-Learning Options


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All courses are recognized worldwide through PADI certifications

Wishing you safe diving,

Steve Rothkopf a.k.a Arizona

Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Contact email:

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer - No. 492318

Enriched Air Nitrox Instructor - No. MSDT 492318

Emergency First Response Instructor - No. MSDT 492318

Master's of Education in Educaiton Technology

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Useful Links:

  • PADI e-Learning logon - once your e-Voucher has been processed log on with the information you provided during registration.

  • The Diver's Ear Under Pressure - "In this presentation you will learn techniques for preventing middle ear barotraumas and steps to equalize pressure in your ears, and safe ways to prevent ear squeeze." - courtesy the University of Washington School of Medicine

  • Divers Alert Network (DAN) - Complete information about membership, scuba diving safety and insurance can be found by accessing this web page.

  • Surface Air Consumption - An important part of dive planning is knowing how much air you need for a given dive. Learn how to calculate your SAC rate.

  • PADI Pro Chek - A tool allowing anyone to verify the membership status of a PADI Professional Member.

  • Diving Thailand - Having done most of my dive training in Thailand I put together some info on Bangkok's "local" diving.

  • Similans Liveaboard - This will be my 6th annual organized trip but this time aboard the new MV Pawara (Dates: March 22-26 2014).

  • Concerns about safe diving - Check this out! Actually taken at shop somewhere in Thailand.

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Translated into Russian by: AZ Translation

Last updated: May 16, 2015