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Scuba Diving in the South

Want to go on a scuba trip?  See these Beautiful photographs by Mark Tant and it will get you itching to go.  Southern Skin Divers Supply in Birmingham Alabama will get you hooked up.  Diving is their business!  It’s what they’ve been doing for over 60 years!

We first met  Spencer Phillips with Southern Skin Divers Supply at the Birmingham Boat Show 2014.  He gave us some great information about diving and even pointed out that anyone 10 and up could try out scuba diving in their  heated indoor pool for free!  Yes, free. You can dive down 14 feet in the deep pool at their location in Birmingham 4515 – 5th Avenue South.

Southern Skin Diver Supply has a colorful website:  www.ssdsupply.com.  According to the website Southern Skin Divers Supply opened in 1953 and is the oldest  shop in the South.  Bill Tant, also known as ‘Cap’n Scuba’, started the business and created scuba diving on the Gulf Coast.  He started a diving school named Bill Tant’s School of Scuba.   Bill even had his own certification since his school predated all other certification agencies that now exist.

Unfortunately, Cap’n Scuba (Bill) passed away in 2013 but the business is in good hands with Spencer Phillips, Steve Phillips, Forrest Phillips and Mark Tant.  Check them out in Birmingham and get diving!

Additionally, Southern Skin Divers spear fish and treasure find on their many scuba trips. They’ve found marine life teeth worth more than $2,500!  Below is a photo of Spencer with a great tooth find!

Southern Skin Diver Supply Spencer with Tooth

Southern Skin Divers Supply has a  facebook and  twitter page.  check it out to follow the great things they do.

You can find it all on the webpage at www.ssdsupply.com or call (205)595-3052