"I took a SCUBA course back in college and became certified about 15 years ago. I was too busy to actively dive until recently when I considered taking an entry level SCUBA course to become recertified. I did an extensive amount of research and decided I didn't want to enroll in a video course. The SPE Dive School, LLC entry level course (open water) provided me with by far more detailed information (above and beyond my college SCUBA course) that I could have imagined."
Steffanie Frank-Computer Specialist, McLean, VA
"My childhood fear of deep water kept me from participating in most water sports. I finally decided to take a SCUBA course, hoping it would help me overcome this fear so I signed up with SPE Dive School, LLC. At the beginning I was sure I would never get through it, but thanks to my instructor for his patience and having one of his staff members personally spend a lot of extra time with me, I am a certified advanced diver now, and have no fear of deep water anymore."
Gina Stone-Marketing Executive, Washington, DC
"My wife, Anthea, and I just completed your course this past MLK Weekend. What a great experience it was for the both of us. You and your staff are some of the most professional people we have ever dealt with and we really felt like we were being taken care of. Your school will come highly recommended from the both of us. That being said, we both just signed up for the Cayman Islands trip in June, so that each of us can do the advanced and open water certifications while we are at Cayman. I can't tell you how excited we are for this trip and for the many scuba trips to follow. Thank you again for the service you provided by setting up this dive school, it was amazing."
Ryan Chlebek-Consultant, Arlington, VA
"My husband and I met while taking an entry level SCUBA course at SPE Dive School, LLC just 8 months ago. It was only because of our instructor's professional attitude and how he treated all of us during the course equally with so much respect, that we both decided to join him on the Cayman Island trip at the end of our course. His courteous respect continued during our trip in the Cayman Islands and made everyone feel very comfortable. We just got married recently but when our children are old enough to dive, we'll enroll them in a course with SPE Dive School, LLC."
Joan Rosenberg-Journalist/producer, Bethesda, MD
"I was fairly new to the Washington area when I signed up with SPE Dive School. During the course and later, while on the Cayman dive trip, I met several young professional people whom I ended up becoming very close friends with. Now when I plan to go on a dive trip, I don't have to look for dive buddies. I'm glad that SPE Dive School, LLC caters to educated, well traveled, professional people."
Tom Stewart-Consultant, Arlington, VA
"My main concern when I first started looking for dive training for my family and I (my wife and 2 daughters), was safety. My instructor demonstrated such extreme safety concern during the entire course that I was comfortable to trust our lives with him during our dive trip. There are not too many people in the world I would trust my life with. Our dive trip was the best adventure in our entire lifetime."
Bob Rose-M.D., Potomac, MD
"I didn't realize how much more information, material and education I was given during my SCUBA course until I became certified and started diving actively. When I compared my knowledge of diving with my friends and dive buddies, who were trained elsewhere, they were impressed! I feel lucky and proud to have been trained by SPE Dive School, LLC."
Jennifer Chen-Computer Specialist, Arlington, VA
"Because of the variety of courses conveniently offered during weekends, I was able to enroll and get certified in: Open Water, Advanced, Medic First Aid, Rescue Diver, Nitrox and now I'm a certified dive master planning to become a SCUBA Instructor."
Rene Salo-Hyperbaric Medicine, Baltimore, MD
"Mike Parker's emphasis on safety and skill proficiency easily allayed all the fear I had about learning to SCUBA dive. By the time of my first open water certification dive in the ocean, I was well prepared to take the plunge. I was over my fear of claustrophobia, and I had no trouble with my ears or clearing my mask. The proper training I received from SPE Dive School, LLC made all the difference in the world between success and failure."
David Hoyt-Computer Specialist, Washington, DC
"Diving with Mike Parker has opened my eyes to a whole new world of underwater experiences and sensations. Before learning to SCUBA dive, I had no idea how beautiful, quiet, peaceful, and serene the great coral reefs or the deep walls of Grand Cayman Island were. The harmony of so many colorful ocean fish with their environment had to be experienced first hand to be believed. Being weightless, just like an astronaut, simply added to the enjoyment."
Sergio Gomez-Translator, Washington, DC
"SCUBA was something I always wanted to do, but was very nervous about it. Mike and his staff took extra time with me and even gave me extra training after class was over, to make me feel more comfortable and confident underwater. Today, 2 years later, I am working on my dive master certification and plan to be an instructor for the physically handicapped. Thank you for your help Mike!"
Debra Long-Visual Artist, College Park, MD
"I have nothing but the highest praise for Mr. Parker and his diving staff. We were thoroughly prepared on all aspects of safe diving techniques. It was a pleasure to have an instructor of his ability and I would enthusiastically recommend SPE Dive School, LLC to anyone with an interest in this sport. Also, my thanks to the PADI program for having an instructor of Mr. Parker's caliber. He is certainly a credit to your program."
Wanda Keller-Investment Banker, Miami, FL
"I would like to thank The SPE Dive School, LLC for soliciting my opinion and comments on the SCUBA course I have just recently completed. Because of the nature of SCUBA diving, it is important to have an instructor who not only covers the fundamental topics, but instills in the students the necessity of being safety conscious. I know I speak for all the students in my class when I say that Mike Parker's careful thoroughness, has given us a lasting knowledge of the background information. Through his calm, cool and collected manner he has instilled in us a constant awareness of being safety-minded. At all times, Mike Parker was thoughtful, helpful and professional. I will continue to recommend him and SPE Dive School, LLC."
Christina Wilson-Corporate Executive, Rosslyn, VA
"We just want to thank Mike Parker again for an incredible time in Cayman! We are thrilled that we are now certified to SCUBA dive anywhere in the world. This is an exciting accomplishment. Your staff was so kind and supportive during our open water dives, I want to thank you for your assistance and your professionalism. You set a high and wonderful standard in the business of SCUBA."
Tom Macy and Abby Warner-Teacher/Advertising Executive, Silver Spring, MD
"Best Adventure of my life! I look forward to many years of diving. Thanks SPE Dive School, LLC!"
Dianne Gould-Sales Executive, Annapolis, MD
"SPE Dive School, LLC gave me the safe, friendly environment that will keep me coming back diving for years to come."
Josh Isenberg-Athletic Director/Coach, Pleasantville, NY
"Our certification trip was our most enjoyable vacation in many years. We enjoyed it so much we returned to dive again with SPE Dive School, LLC less than six months later."
Beth & James Douglas-Attorneys, Washington, DC