I wanted to get my 10 year old PADI certified so he can join me on diving adventures. He had a taste of it in Hawaii and was hooked. So not to take time away from our next vacation, I decided to get his scuba training at home. There is a dive shop close to our house but after reading the reviews on Scuba Phil, I opted to drive 30 minutes to the other side of town for all of his lessons. We're so glad we chose Phil to be his teacher. Phil did a great job with him and safety was always top priority. Fortunately my son is a natural in the water and the training went well. Phil was patient with him but wasn't going to let him pass until he mastered all of the required skills. In addition to being a good teacher, he is a good guy. He was accommodating and worked around our busy schedules. We highly recommend Scuba Phil and look forward to diving with him some day in Cozumel.