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The time to start your training is now. Start at the beginning, by learning to dive or continue where you left off and take your certification to the next level. Sea Experience Diving Schools is the scuba school that will meet all your scuba training needs.

Sea Experience Diving Schools is approved for VA educational benefits and is licensed by the State of Florida’s Commission for Independent Education as required by law. We are approved for vocational rehabilitation through the State of Florida as well.

Veterans, you can use Chapters 30, 31, 33 and 35 under the GI Bill®.


Do you want to further your dive education and become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor?

Veterans, you can use your Education Benefits to pursue a career in the scuba diving industry. Veterans using Chapters 30, 31, 33 (aka Post 9/11) and 35 are eligible to apply and enroll in professional scuba career development training at Sea Experience.

Contact Jayne Haas at or
at 813-362-6206 for more information.
Also, State of Florida Department of Education Vocational Rehabilitation Approved.

VA Pending Payment Compliance

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), this school adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (CH. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (CH 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA.  This school will not:

  • Prevent the student’s enrollment;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
  • Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Produce the VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) by the first day of class;
  • Provide a written request to be certified;
  • Provide additional information need to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies.

For Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Ch. 33) students and VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch. 31) students, our tuition policy complies with 38 USC 3679(e) which means Post 9/11 and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment students will not be charged or otherwise penalized due to a delay in VA tuition and fee payments. For eligibility considerations, a Post 9/11 GI Bill® student must submit a VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) and a Vocational Rehabilitation Student must provide a VAF 28-1905 form. {Please list all additional requirements your school will ask a student to satisfy which are permitted under 38 USC 369(e). Please see 38 USC 3679 (e) for complete details.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

For enrollment information contact: 
Jayne Haas: Administrator
Phone: 813-362-6206

For curriculum and your training while at Sea Experience contact: 
Colin Taylor, Career Program Manager & Lead Course Director

Why a career in the scuba diving industry?

  • It is a great transition career for those wanting a change or as an enhancement to a current career.
  • Travel the world, island hop, experience scuba diving and working in a variety of locales.
  • There is a wide variety of opportunities in the scuba diving industry; instructing, working on boats, law enforcement, marine biology, protecting the ocean environment to name a few examples.
  • Pursue your passion for diving and teaching.

Why Sea Experience Diving Schools?

  • The majority of your training is done in the ocean, not a lake. 
  • Training is completed in a few months rather than years as is typical with a traditional college. 
  • Train in an environment that you will actually be working in.
  • Real World experience and training by those who live the dive life every day. Our staff are divers with scuba certifications ranging from Dive Master, Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Master Instructor thru Course Director.
  • Sea Experience is a full service dive center and training facility with everything located in one place including the scuba school, pool, and boats. We are located at the Bahia Mar resort and Marina, at the heart of Ft. Lauderdale Beach.
  • This training is for those serious about a professional experience. There are no interns doing the training on crowded boats and you will not be staying in noisy, barrack style housing.
  • Resume and job placement assistance is included in all professional level courses.
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