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About Panama City Diving

The driving idea is to grow a community of divers and provide a center for them to meet up, plan their next adventure and be a resource to further the knowledge and safety of that community. Our Dive Shop started as a simple boat charter in 2008. It consisted of Capt Pat, a Divemaster, a boat, a cell phone and a website. Pat, a Panama City Beach native, believed that since none of the other dive boats in town were run by their owners or the owners weren’t active divers there was a gap in customer service being provided. Since then the fundamental idea that has driven our expansion has been that the status quo is not good enough. We have continuously looked at the systems at work in the business of diving and questioned if they are safe, efficient and FUN for the customer and the diving community.

Meet Our Team

Papa John believes that better ingredients makes a better pizza. Capt Pat believes that better Divemasters makes a better Dive Shop. A founding principle of our shop is that the most valuable asset of any business is it people. So we keep and retain the best in the industry year after year.

Pat Green Owner

Aleese Maples

Capt Pat is the leader of this motley crew. He is a Panama City Native. The driving philosophy Pat brings to the shop is the idea that we can always do a better job and striving to do so makes us all better people (and businesses). Pat got the scuba bug back in 1991 and has been diving in Panama City ever since. He has thousands of dives locally and loves traveling to the Keys and Belize on vacation. Spearfishing is his true passion and he has also become actively involved in fisheries management politics for the last decade. Pat is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, USCG 100 ton Captain and EFR trainer, certified freediver,  and an Alumnus of the FSU Criminology-Underwater CSI program. He claims his dry sense of humor is derived from too many Mel Brooks and Monty Python movies.

Aleese is a PADI Divemaster and a EFR Instructor. She also has her 50 Ton Master License including Auxiliary Sail. Aleese followed the call of the ocean from Indiana in 2012 to pursue her dream as a Professional Diver and generally living the Salt Life. She first learned to dive with ASP Diving in Fort Wayne Indiana while obtaining her Bachelors’ Degree from Indiana University Purdue University majoring in Environmental Policy. Her passion for being on the water is quickly evident if you talk to her she might convince you to go pirate too.