Located in Edison, NJ, we're a full-service PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center dive center offering the best education, equipment, and scuba excitement available. 


Since 1988, our professional, knowledgeable, and friendly dive staff has been helping people, like you, enjoy the wonderful world of scuba. Whether you're just getting started in scuba, looking at a career as a dive professional, or hungry for some added adventure, we have everything you need.

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Ocean Explorers' goal is to provide the highest level of recreational and technical dive training available. We are committed to creating safe and competent divers, not just certifying people to dive. A safe, competent diver is one who achieves the rating of Rescue Diver, owns his own scuba system, and keeps his skills current. With hundreds of places that teach, sell and service scuba, what makes Ocean Explorers different?

We don’t teach skiing, or kayaking, or have another business on the side, we dedicate 100% of our energy towards providing the best recreational and technical scuba training available. 

SCUBA Counselors

We understand that your decision to invest in training and equipment is an important one. And, with the numerous programs, manufacturers, advertisements and chat rooms it can be confusing. Our commitment to education includes taking the time to educate our customers on their choices and help them choose the education program and equipment that best fits their needs.

Risk Free 100% Guarantee

Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction. We stand behind your purchase with our money back guarantee. If what you choose doesn’t fit or perform as you expected… we’ll exchange it, replace it, or refund your money. So, don’t worry. With Ocean Explorers it’s risk free.

Knowledgeable Friendly Staff

Our highly trained Staff represents over a hundred years of combined dive experience and thousand of dives. So, whether you are interested in the historic wrecks of the Northeast or an exotic tropical destination, our staff can help you prepare for you dive adventure.


Because we offer scuba lessons at 5 of the local YMCA / YMHAs, we can meet even the busiest schedule. Regardless of where you live or when you need to be finished, we can accommodate you through our group or flexible private classes. Give us a call and we will design a course around you. Ask about our special “Start Today” program.  Private classes are available for your convenience.

Extensive Travel Program
“OK, now that I’ve got my certification card, where do I go diving?”

Ocean Explorers won’t send you diving… we’ll take you diving. Our travel program provides lots of opportunities to EXPLORE.   

About once a month we take groups of divers, their family and friends to some of the most renowned dive destinations in the world. From the fascinating historic wrecks off the coast of NJ/NY to the warm, clear waters of the South Pacific, we go there.

In addition, we provide travel arrangements and recommendations to our customers who want to get away on their own. Rather than depend on a travel agent that “heard the diving was great” somewhere, we can help you choose the dive destination that best fits the type of diving you want .

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