SPE Dive School students are open-minded, educated and well-traveled DC-area professionals who love adventure and who keep busy schedules. We understand our students and focus on providing the best SCUBA diving lessons in Maryland, Northern Virginia and D.C.
Once you have graduated from the SCUBA Professional Education Dive School, you become an automatic lifetime member of Washington, DC's largest Caribbean dive travel club, the FOMP Dive Club. With over 3,000 active members, FOMP offers a unique opportunity to explore the world of recreational diving through continuing education and dive travel with a family of other friendly adventurers. If you are planning a trip and looking for a dive buddy, FOMP can help you find a safe, knowledgeable partner to dive with!
FOMP is a dues free, not for profit dive club whose goal is to provide members with camaraderie and a structure for safe, fun diving while teaching about environmental protection and preservation of coral reefs and marine animals in tropical environments, especially the Caribbean and Cayman Islands.
Our 12-person staff is directed by Mike Parker, founder of SPE Dive School, LLC and Master Instructor since 1972. All of our staff instructors are graduates of SPE Dive School and DC-area professionals just like our students. Staff members include hyperbaric chamber technicians, medical professionals, computer programmers, consultants, attorneys, artists, writers, and a George Washington University professor!
All staff instructors are highly trained, caring and passionate teachers who love to pass on their SCUBA knowledge to students.