215 B Pass Road, Gulfport, MS • Open Mon - Fri 9 - 5 | Sat 9 - 3 | Closed Sun

Scuba Department

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Scuba Instruction

Tony Deas heads our scuba department. He became an open water scuba instructor in 1978 and in 2004 joined the ranks of Scuba School International’s Platinum Pro 5000. He has completed more than 6,000 scuba dives and trained more than 2000 all the way up to instructor level.
We offer basic courses like including Nitrox. We also offer specialty courses for spearfishing enthusiasts that include oil-rig diving. Tony has over 6,000 dives to his credit.
We offer trips to Panama City once a month in the summer for boat dives and open water certification after basic pool and classroom training. Once you’ve completed basic training you can take part in the store trips to nearby Little Cayman. We also offer trips to far-flung dive dream spots like Indonesia.
Learn to Scuba Dive

Class Cost: $400

Class Cost Includes: Instruction, instruction materials, dive card, rental equipment (BC Vest, Regulator, Weight belt, and tanks).

Personal Items Required, not included in the class cost: Mask, snorkel, fins, booties, and gear bag.

Check out Dive to Panama City: 3 Days (not included in class cost)

3 Shore dives: N/C

Saturday Boat Dive: $110.00

Sunday Boat Dive, 6 hours (optional): $125.00 (food, beverages, entertainment extra)

CLASS BEGINS                                 CHECKOUT TRIP

Feb 3, 2020                                          May 1-3
May 4                                                   Jun 26-28
May 29                                                 Jul 24-26
Jul 27                                                   Sep 4-6
Sep 8                                                       TBD


Advanced Scuba Classes

Shark Ecology                                                    $75.00

Marine Ecology                                                   $75.00

Deep Diving                                                      $100.00

Night/ Limited Visibility                                      $75.00

Boat                                                                   $75.00

Equipment Techniques                                         $75.00

Navigation                                                        $150.00

Dry Suit                                                             $100.00

Wreck Diving                                                      $100.00

Solo Diving                                                         $100.00

Marine Eco Systems Awareness                           $100.00

Underwater Video                                               $125.00

Underwater Photography                                    $125.00

Search and Recovery                                           $125.00

Oil Rig Diving                                                      $100.00

Stress Rescue Course                                           $200.00

Nitrox Course                                                      $150.00

(includes 2 Nitrox tanks for checkout)

Science of Diving                                                 $255.00

Dive Guide                                                           $450.00

Dive Master                                                              FREE

Dive Control Specialist                                         $500.00



Rental Rates


Regulator w/Safe 2nd           $20.00

Buoyancy Compensator         $20.00

Air Tank                                 $12.00

Nitrox Tank                            $17.00


Dive Computer         $25.00

Weight Belt w/10#s  $7.00

Weights                    $0.40/#

Air Fills                     $8.00

Nitrox Fills               $15.00


Visual Inspection   $10.00

O2 Cleaning           $40.00

Hydrostatic Test     $35.00



Upcoming Trips

Panama City Dive Trip Oct 29-31, 2021

Sports Unlimited is planning a final trip to Panama City for the weekend of Oct 29-31 before the winter cold gets here! Late October and early November is my favorite time of the year to dive Panama City as the water is still very warm and the air temps are not scorching.

The exact dive schedule has not been determined but we are looking at boat dives on Saturday and Sunday with diving at the jetties on Friday. We might even look at a 6 hour 3 tank dive on Saturday! Haven’t done that for a while! We will probably be limited to 15-18 divers so if you have interests contact the store to ensure your spot. This will also be a great opportunity to finish some of the specialty courses that may be hanging. It is very probable that this will be our final dive trip for 2021 so contact us if you need any classes or checkout dives.

Philippines Dive Trip 2021

We have officially booked the Phillippines dive trip for 2021. The trip will be from October 26 to November 8, 2021. To get the best diving, we will be staying at two different resorts for six days at each resort. The resorts are the Magic Island Dive Resort on Cebu and the Magic Oceans on Bohol. The web site is www.magicresorts.online . The cost of the trip will be approximately $3,000.00 plus air.

What is included is:

  • 6 nights at the Magic Island Resort Cebu w/ 2 per superior deluxe cottage w/ac.
  • 6 nights at the Magic Oceans Resort Bohol w/2 per superior deluxe cottage w/ac.
  • All meals
  • Wifi
  • 10 days of unlimited boat diving and house reef diving
  • Transfers to/from airports and business class pre-arranged ferry tickets
  • Hotel taxes

Not included:

  • Nitrox-$28.00 per day
  • Side tours (we will give you a list of all additional tours and special dive trips)

As of now, the air travel will be from Gulfport to Los Angeles to Manila to Cebu. Magic Island is a small resort with only 10 rooms, so it is imperative we get our deposits in immediately. We will need $200.00 per person immediately, another $300.00 on December 12 and a third $300.00 on February 12.

The balance will be due on July 1. It is still way too far out to worry about air, but the approximately cost will be $1,600.00 for coach and $6,700.00 for first class. I have included some information that may be useful. The transfers from airport to resort and from resort to resort are a little confusing, but to my best ability, we travel from Cebu airport to Magic Island by private bus (3 hours) and then from Magic Island to Magic Oceans by private boat.

  • 02/24/2021 Update: this trip was sold out but because of the date change from 2020 to 2021, we have a few divers that cannot make the new dates in 2021 and we can use their spaces.

Cayman Island Dive Trip 2022

Cayman Island trip has been rescheduled and rescheduled and is now set for May 21st thru June 2nd, 2022. Again, sold out, but a few people have elected not to commit this far in advance and I can use their spaces.

Recent Trips


Weekend Trip to Florida

Just back from our weekend checkout trip to Florida where we certified two new divers for open water and completed some open water training for two new assistant instructor students.

Dive TripsPast

Dive Trip to Panama City 2019

Sports Unlimited has just completed a very successful dive trip to Panama. Congratulation to our newly certified divers: Cooper Crosby, Ashlyn Baker, Brandi Garris, Jesse Morris, Bryan Morris and newly certified nitrox diver, Mark Kliepeter. The weather was great, the tides were perfect and Panama City does not get much better.


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215 B Pass Road, Gulfport, MS