I have been SCUBA diving before multiple times on cruises, but always having to sign up for the “intro to SCUBA” excursions. My family decided to take a last-minute cruise to Mexico departing on July 23, 2017. I contacted SCUBA Phil on July 10, 2017 to see if obtaining my PADI Open Water SCUBA Diver Certification was even feasible in this time frame to which he explained, not only could it be done but I could begin class on July 13, 2017 and be completed with my certification on July 16, 2017. SCUBA Phil made the class fun and informative. He was great with all his students making sure we all understood everything and why the topics were so important. SCUBA Phil was patient with me when I had trouble removing and replacing my mask underwater. I thoroughly enjoyed his class and look forward to taking more class with him soon. I cannot wait to dive in Mexico with my certification. Thank you again SCUBA Phil!