About Us

Store Hours
(closed Sundays and Mondays)
Tues to Wed: 11am to 5pm
Thurs to Sat: 9am to 5pm

Discovery Dive World is located on Hwy 20, 1.4 miles out from Eglin's East Gate
92 S John Sims Pkwy | Valparaiso, FL 32580
(850) 678-5001

We are owned and operated by retired military veterans. We provide personalized care in fitting the right equipment to meet the specific needs of our patrons. Our remarkable stock of inventory is the centerpiece of our dive shop! Our goal is to have what you're looking for when you walk through the door. We carry lines of equipment from 38 of the world's best manufacturers, so when you need dive gear, we have it!

Meet Our Staff

Bob Bryan
Bob bought the dive shop in 2007 after retiring from the USAF. Bryan is a Master Dive Instructor, retired Marine and manager of DDW.
Gene PADI IDC Course director Picture Coming Soon
Gene is a highly experienced IDC Course Director and retired law enforcement officer. Ken is a talented Master Dive Instructor with 21 years experience, retired from the USAF

Discovery Dive World is a full-service scuba and snorkeling dive center. We sell and service dive equipment and snorkeling gear from the industry’s leading manufacturers, like Aqualung, Mares, Zeagle, Sherwood, Tusa, Akona, Genesis, Scubamax, Innovative Scuba, JBL, Spearfishing Specialties, Koah Spearguns. XS Scuba, A-plus Marine, Marine Sports, Tilos, Henderson, Sea and Sea, Cetacia, and many more!

We specialize in spear fishing equipment and training and have a large selection of spearguns and accessory and replacement parts.

We are a GSA registered veteran-owned business dedicated to meeting the needs of our DoD units around the world.

Discovery Dive World is conveniently located on the beautiful Emerald Coast of NW Florida. We’re the scuba diving equipment store for local residents, as well as the place visitors come to rent their equipment or book scuba diving trips.

Our customer service and attention to your personal needs helps to ensure that you walk away with the right equipment for you – every single time.

Whether you want to learn to dive or you’re interested in an advanced cerification class or specialty certification, our PADI certified diving instructors and our ongoing course schedule will be of interest to you.

Charter a trip with Discovery Dive World and find out why we’re the choice of people who know diving. Whether you’re just getting started or you’re an old pro, our team is here to ensure that you have the dive trip you’ve always dreamed of.

Our professional staff is prepared to accomodate all your SCUBA and snorkeling needs. Come on in and check out our equipment, learn more about the adventures of the underwater world, or just relax from the day and talk with us. We’d love to see you.


DDW Staff