About Us

Diving is Passion in Motion

You have never been to a shop with more
passion for the underwater world!

Every shop sells gear, lessons, and travel. So what is different with Coral Key?  Forget the fluffy marketing language, lets talk straight.

Gear: We demo all of our gear and if it is junk we won't insult you by trying to sell it. We rate all the gear using a B. A. scale of 1 to 10 (yes it stands for what you think). We tell it like it is. Good, Better, Best. We will protect you from Junk! You can trust what we sell!

Lessons: We train you as if you were our dive partner. Our life could depend on you so we want safe confident divers. We train you not for the one fun vacation but for a lifetime of adventure. From Beginner to Master Diver, from DiveMaster to Instructor. We are the elite 5 star IDC Dive center. It doesn't get any better than that.   May we add that we don't hide fees in our instruction. We have the best price and our price includes the gear you will need to learn to dive. None of this, "Oh, by the way the BCD, Regulator rental is extra".

 If it is diving related we can teach it! With more than 14 instructors we have collectively more than 300 years of experience to draw upon. You can be confident in our training.

Travel: Group trips or individual travel. People don't get certified to buy gear, they get certified to go experience the underwater world.  We do trips like we rate gear, Good, Better, Best. Budget trips, median cost trips and yes the expensive ones too. Our trips have very little prophet in them so we can keep them affordable. The more affordable they are the more often you can dive with us.

Service:  If its broken, bring it. 3 technicians in house. Heck, even other dive shops bring their stuff to us to fix! If it needs a good cleaning, pressure testing, or a complete rebuild we can do it and our prices are great.  

Freddy - Dive Enthusiast   Certified in 1971  Colorado Native
   
   "A Diving Empire, that's all I want"  Lets improve the world of diving!   Improve the instruction, the gear, the divers skill, and the experience. I want those that are afraid to come to us so we can help them experience the beauty and the wonder of the underwater world".

Freddy exemplifies the Passion in Motion slogan. A little hyper and always shaking things up a bit he is truly in his element owning a dive shop.  His #1 goal is to share the diving experience with others.   Certified at 11 years old he was the youngest certified diver in California at the time. They didn't have a kids program, so they said if he passed the same test as the adults then he could get his license, which he did. 

   Freddy's Grandfather was his inspiration. He was the first person in history to dive 500 ft deep. Part of the original "frogman" program in the navy for more than 27 years.  " He has the hard hat helmet that he did the dive in with all the records from the Navy. 

   Inspired by his grandfather, Freddy went on to join the Navy special forces, Search and Rescue. Still passionate about diving he continued his education long into adulthood. With numerous specialties under his belt including Master Scuba Diver, he is eager to share the wonders of the deep with anyone that will go along.  Diving with Freddy is like diving with a cartoon. If you see Tigger or Superman diving by, most likely it is the crazy Freddy in a suit just to make you smile. 

Randy Partch - General Manager   Certified in 1992   Colorado Native

Randy loves to play! It doesn't really matter at what, he enjoys rock climbing, camping, hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, swimming, water-skiing, golfing, snowboarding, ice climbing and most of all scuba diving. Randy holds numerous certifications including Water Safety Instructor, Swimming Instructor, Lifeguard trainer, In 1995 he took his love of diving to the professional level, joining Coral Key's team.
Now a Master Scuba Diver Trainer, he teaches 16 different specialties which include Advanced open water, Rescue, Nitrox, Deep, Dry suit, Equipment Repair, Altitude, Multilevel, Drift and underwater photography. 

  Randy is also a master technician certified to repair and service most major brands, if it is broke he can fix it. Known as the go to guy when you are on one of the trips that he leads, you will hand him a broken piece of gear and you will hear his usual, "No Problem". 

Randy is now the general manager of 5280 Scuba Inc, the parent company for Coral Key. Although Randy is busy running the day to day operations, he is also known to spend whatever time necessary to make sure your needs are met completely. He is truly an integral part of the growing 5280 Scuba organization.   We are lucky to have him on our team.

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