About Urban Manta – Scuba Dive NYC!
What separates my teaching style from check the box teaching styles is that my students learn proper trim, buoyancy and team/environmental awareness. No skills on knees (even for Open Water) or dropping like a rock feet first, fin or hand sculling, out of control and without your buddy.
These are all habits that you won’t have to unlearn in the future and you’ll learn why they’re important during training. If you learn to be in control of your body and buoyancy then you won’t have to dive stressed out. I do not run cattle call classes with students on their knees. I teach people how to actually dive. How and why? Cave divers tend to be more meticulous divers than anyone else on the planet. I’ve trained with some of the best ones around the world and I continue to train with them to fine tune skills such as scootering thousands of feet into caves with multiple open circuit stage or closed circuit bailout bottles.
Get your scuba license before you head off on your next trip! We offer classroom and pool sessions in NYC, Raleigh & Marianna and dive in a world class training lakes in Pennsylvania, NC & FL. Explore boats, airplanes, a firetruck, a helicopter, a school bus and more as your skill and comfort levels increase to earn your Open Water diver certification. Dive in a drysuit to stay dry and warm all year round!
Already certified and looking for a challenge? Try a deep diving class so you can explore further on your next dive trip. Learn the benefits of diving with Nitrox or hone your navigation skills with a navigation or Search & Recovery class. Take a wreck diving class and join us on a local adventure! Try it on side mount to get more bottom time or as the next step towards Technical or Cave diving!RAID Certified InstructorSDI/TDI Certified Instructor