Our first visit to the OFD facility convinced us that this would be the place for us to pursue our open water certification. The pool, the organized and well managed shop, and the professionalism of every staff member we encountered were all impressive.
Our lessons with Kathy were terrific—she has excellent teaching skills. Kathy was very positive, patient, and adjusted to our learning needs, while always adhering to high standards. Kathy provided knowledgeable and helpful responses to all of our questions and concerns—we couldn’t have asked for a better learning experience. Kathy also spent a great deal of time with us during the process of our equipment purchases.
We were fortunate to continue working with Kathy her during our open water dives in Key Largo, and also had the pleasure of working with Chad on that trip. Both Kathy and Chad were friendly, positive, highly knowledgeable, and committed to student success. They were able to share their enthusiasm for the sport of diving, provide quality instruction, closely monitor skill demonstration, and effectively adjust to the varied environmental conditions and the abilities/needs of all the divers. It must be a challenge to achieve a balance between all these components, but Kathy and Chad did it extremely well!