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15th Annual Flounder Tournament

Dive Locker presents the 15th Annual Flounder Tournament! This year’s tournament will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Don’t miss it!

Get your Certification Now

Want to do something different? Get your Open Water Scuba Diving Certification in 3 days. Your certification is good for your lifetime. Classes are still small so you will not have a scheduling problem. We also offer refreshers if you are already certified and have not dove in a while. Give us a call and … read more


We were looking through the latest edition of Sport Diver magazine and guess what we found in the Getaways Section…just a great little article about the Dive Locker. It seems that  during this summer a writer from Sport Diver took an excursion on one of our boats and was so impressed, he/she wrote a great little … read more

Shipwreck Trail Passports Now Available

The Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail Passport is your gateway to 12 spectacular shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico. Filled with fascinating marine life, each shipwreck has its own story to tell, from the world’s largest artificial reef, the aircract carrier USS Oriskany to the FAMI Tugboats. You may start your journey along the trail at … read more

Local diver spears lionfish

Local diver spears lionfish; biologists say they’re here to stay DEL STONE JR./Florida Freedom Newspapers 2011-08-30 07:48:42 DESTIN – Jeff Petresky and his wife, Heather, were about to head for the surface after diving on a reef south of the Destin East Pass on Sunday when Heather spotted something weird. “She was waving her flashlight … read more

Shipwreck trail may lure divers into the water

FELICIA KITZMILLER / News Herald Writer PANAMA CITY — Millions have enjoyed the sugar sand beaches and clear waters of the Emerald Coast, but far fewer have seen the attractions that wait off the coast, below the surface of the inviting waters. The Panhandle is the No. 2 most popular drive-to recreational diving location in … read more

National Geographic puts the Emerald Coast on its “Best Places to Visit Map”

Many locals feel that fall is the best time of year in the Florida Panhandle. Now they have a little more proof that they’re right. National Geographic’s website this week listed the Emerald Coast as one of its Top 10 fall travel destinations.  Autumn along northwestern Florida’s 24-mile-long Emerald Coast brings fewer tourists and lower, … read more

Panama City Beach was just named as one of the “Top Ten Budget Destinations” for 2011 by AOL Travel

The world is catching on to what we’ve always known. AOL TRAVEL NAMES PANAMA CITY BEACH ONE OF THE “TOP TEN BUDGET DESTINATIONS FOR 2011” Panama City Beach, FL., January 14, 2010 – Recently heralded as one of five top value destinations for winter travel by CNN.com, Panama City Beach has now made the list … read more


Terry Ward of Scuba Diving Magazine visited PCB recently and spent three (3) days diving with us. The article came out in the January issue. The following is a reprint of the article. Panama City Surprise Florida’s spring-break capital is bustling with wrecks, bridge spans and some of the stat’s fishiest dives —By Terry Ward … read more


A recent CNN.com article announced Panama City Beach as one of the FIVE VALUE destinations for winter travel, noting that “with highs in the 6Os even during winter, there’s always something to do in the area.” Panama City Beach is situated on 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordering clear, emerald-green waters where the Gulf … read more