About Panama City Dive Center aka:PCDC

The Original Panama City Dive Center aka PCDC is owned and operated by new owners, as of Feb 1st, 2018, Jason "Choppy" Barrow & Ashley Barrow. " We feel like we've inherited PCDC and its treasures from original owners Mike Gomez and Jerry B. McLendon, who opened the shop in 1983." "Choppy worked for PCDC when he was younger and you can be assured he will continue the tradition of excellence and good customer service PCDC has always been known for."

Panama City Dive Center has helped thousands of divers to enjoy the sport of scuba diving since 1983. Our reputation as a first class dive shop is known worldwide and most who dive with us come back again to see more of the many dive sites found in the Gulf of Mexico off the Panama City Beach area and to enjoy the abundant Florida sunshine. We provide dive information, training, rental equipment, equipment repair, air and Nitrox refills, and boat charters for both the recreational and professional diver. Panama City Beach is the number one dive destination on the Gulf coast of Florida with the most ship wrecks and offshore dive sites.

Our goal is to provide the diver with everything needed from instruction to dive equipment rentals and dive charters to make your diving experience a fun-filled one to remember.

The Boats

All of our boats are Coast Guard certified and approved. And our boat staff has been trained to handle all of your needs. We provide an easy relaxed environment for your day on the water and we strive each and every day to make sure your experience on our boats is fantastic. Find out more about Scuba Diving Charters & Snorkeling Trips > 850-235-3390


Island Diver - 68' Ft long x 17' wide

Fast, roomy decks, full canopy, gallery, generator, satelite TV and 300g/day fresh water maker. Licensed for 46, most comfortable with 25-30 divers.



Reef Runner - 51' Ft long x 15' wide

Fast, roomy decks, full canopy, gallery and generator. Licensed for 28, most comfortable with 15-18 divers.



Capt. Suba II - 48' Ft long x 15' wide

Fast, roomy decks, fully canopy and generator. Licensed for 28 most comfortable with 16-18 divers.