About Central Coast Dive Center

Dolphin-onlyOur Promise:  Central Coast Dive Center will provide the best customer service, best selection of products and services, and offer it at the best price possible.

We will also maintain and promote the highest standards in our PADI diver education and diver safety. Central Coast Dive Center is more than a dive store; it’s a philosophy of excellence. We are committed to making the customer happy and the customer is never “stuck” with a product.

Our Story:

thumb_TommyEvansTommy Evans made that promise when he first opened the doors of Central Coast Dive Center over 15 years ago, and it’s still true to this day.  Now, CCDC is widely recognized as one of the top PADI Dive Centers in the nation, earning PADI’s “5-Star Instructor Development Center” rating.

CCDC is the only dive shop in Northern Kentucky to hold this rating, and we’re the closest PADI 5-star IDC Dive Shop to Downtown Cincinnati!

50120_5star_IDCWeb_200pxWhy Is A 5 Star IDC Rating Important To You As A New Diver?

PADI is the largest scuba certifying agency in the world – over 85% of the world’s divers hold PADI certifications.  PADI only awards Dive Centers with a 5-Star rating if they truly strive for long-term excellence in teaching, safety, and customer satisfaction.  When a Dive Shop earns the 5-Star rating from PADI, it indicates to you, the customer, that you will have the best scuba instruction and experience possible from the world’s largest Scuba organization.  Learn more about PADI here.

In 2010, we were recognized again by PADI for our long-term commitment to teaching and scuba diving excellence: “PADI congratulates Central Coast Dive Center as the PADI International Resort and Retailer Association Member of the Month for April, 2010… Congratulations to Tommy Evans and his staff for the fine job they are doing representing PADI.”

We Care About Our Divers.

diver at surface OWAt CCDC we love diving – and we love our customers.  We believe in creating strong, long-term relationships with our divers, and as a result, many of the divers who started diving with us over a decade ago are still diving with us today.  One of our customers said it best:

From the first time my family and I walked into Central Coast Dive Center and our first adventure to Belize, we have gone on many exciting and well-planned vacations with CCDC. And, we’ve seen wonderful things – above and below the water – which we would never have known about had it not been for Central Coast Dive Center and the good friends we have made there. Thanks to Central Coast Divers for opening a new door in our lives and for inspiring me to become a scuba instructor myself.

Bosom Buddies FBWe Care About Our Community.

CCDC is well known for its annual “Bosom Buddies” event, an underwater dart-throwing tournament to raise money for breast cancer research.  The Annual Bosom Buddies Darts Tournament was created by owner Tommy Evans, whose family has been touched by the disease.  Divers from all around the Tri-State area gather at CCDC every year in October to don their scuba gear and compete in the tournament.

Central Coast Dive Center also has a strong relationship with the local Boy Scouts of America program, and leads programs that teach Boy Scouts how to dive while earning their merit badge.  These are only two of the ways that CCDC is involved in improving our community!

If you’re in the neighborhood, please come by for a tour of our facilities, a custom equipment fitting, or just a chat with our friendly staff.

We can’t wait to blow bubbles with you – see you underwater!