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  • Friday 12-5 pm
  • Saturday 10-4 pm
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Aquatic Realm Scuba Center - More To Know

Our Facility:


Aquatic Realm Scuba Center is located in Dayton, Ohio and was established in 2000.

We are a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center and Dayton's only PADI Dive Center. Within our 6000 sq ft area is a heated indoor pool, classrooms, service department and full retail center. Our full time staff includes a PADI Course Director and Master Instructor and our part time instructional staff is some of the finest in the industry.  Of the over 22 dive professionals affilliated with our dive center, the vast majority of them have over 20 years experience in diver training.

Dive classes for the recreational diver include: Try Scuba experiences, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver and most PADI specialty training courses.

Professional classes include: Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, Instructor, Master Scuba Diver Trainer Prep, IDC Staff Instructor and Specialty Instructor courses.

We also offer DAN courses for both recreational and professional level.

We have a children's program that has received national recognition and only continues to grow and strengthen. From 8 - 15 years of age we offer top-notch courses designed for today's children and tomorrow's future divers. From Bubblemaker to Seal to Junior Open Water Diver and beyond we offer diving opportunities for our young divers. With staff members that are also Boy Scout Merit Badge Counselors we enjoy teaching our local scouts the thrill of scuba diving while earning a merit badge at the same time.

For the non-diver we offer a variety of snorkeling and skin diving classes in addition to selling premium snorkeling equipment.

We have a travel department with two or three trips a year out of the country to some of the most popular destinations in the world. Our trips are always full with divers and non-divers alike. We do the work and you have a great vacation. We also host monthly local dives in season for our local divers to stay current and have fun. We are proud to sell and service Aqualung and Oceanic dive gear. We have a full retail department that includes Suunto, Deep See, TUSA and many more manufacturers.

We are proud to say that our commitment to diver safety and enjoyment is paramount to our shop. We love making dive dreams come true.



Our Staff:


Lynn Wickline - Owner/Course Director
Lynn Wickline
Course Director
Don Wickline - Owner
Don Wickline
Cindy Brown - Store Manager/Master Instructor
Cindy Brown
Store Manager
Master Instructor
John Roof - IDC Staff Instructor
John Roof
IDC Staff Instructor
Randy Morgret - MSDT Instructor
Randy Morgret
MSDT Instructor
Rick Duken - MSDT Instructor
Rick Duken
MSDT Instructor
Robert Studley - MSDT Instructor
Robert Studley
MSDT Instructor
Matt Moore - MSDT Instructor
Matt Moore
MSDT Instructor
Joe Shields - OWSI Instructor
Joe Shields
OWSI Instructor
Rick Kochaney - Assistant Instructor
Rick Kochaney
Assistant Instructor
Jen Kochaney - Divemaster
Jen Kochaney
David Leggett - Assistant Instructor
David Leggett
Assistant Instructor
Keith Burgoon - Divemaster
Keith Burgoon
Scott Hammond - Divemaster
Scott Hammond
Assistant Instructor
Teresa Rickett - Divemaster
Teresa Rickett
Kristen Hunter - Divemaster
Kristen Hunter
Mike Miller - Divemaster
Mike Miller
Lance Fletcher - Assistant Instructor
Lance Fletcher
Assistant Instructor
Ian Bock - Divemaster
Ian Bock
Janet Graul - Divemaster
Janet Graul
Greg Parker - Divemaster
Greg Parker
Amelia Gray - Training Intern
Amelia Gray
Training Intern
Barbara Brigman - Office Manager
Barbara Brigman
Office Manager
Mike Schmitt - Store Staff
Mike Schmitt
Store Staff