About US

The Best Gear!

Sure, we carry, sell and rent a select assortment of awesome top quality dive gear at great prices, however, what we really like to do is dive.

Those of you that know us, know that there isn’t much that will keep us from diving!

The quality of dive gear has improved over the years and the prices have come down, SO NOW IS THE BEST TIME TO DIVE DIVE DIVE!

Diving has tremendous benefits in ways such as: exercise, stress relief, pleasure, environmental awareness, meeting new people, fun and excitement!

We’ll help you make the change from normal person to SCUBA DIVER almost overnight! You’ll wonder why you didn’t try diving sooner. The underwater universe awaits!

If you’re already a diver, we’re looking forward to diving with you!

Come Dive
With US!

Our Approach

We are a boutique PADI 5 Star Rated dive shop located three blocks from the beach. We offer quality, and professional training. Our staff is committed to offering the best experience, while having FUN. For those non divers we offer guided snorkeling tours.

Our Story

Gold Coast Scuba started as a passion for the sport. It first become a very popular dive club. Soon after the dive shop was opened in 2009, we have then expanded and continue to grow with the help of the dedicated staff and partners, and of course our loyal customer, we “thank you."

Meet The Team

Steve Gagas

General Manager

While working in the dive business for many years, Steve stumbled into the “Meetup Organization” and after the “dive club” started growing, it needed a classroom, compressor and home base. With his brother Brian's help, they started Gold Coast Scuba, LLC on November 12th 2009. With the continued support of its members, the company continues to grow while providing quality Scuba Instruction and unmatched customer service.

Lizbeth Frenier

Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Liz has a passion for the outdoors and was introduced to scuba diving seven years ago. She decided to pursue teaching after assisting with classes and realizing how much impact she can have on a new diver. Liz has a passion for helping people and making sure they succeed, no matter what it takes. She also lives by “life is too short, do what makes you happy, love life, and live today like it’s the last day”. She is always eager to share her passion for the ocean and help Gold Coast Scuba grow.

Cameron Conner


Cameron is from South Carolina, loves being on the water and wouldn’t trade it for anything. Cameron started diving after being encouraged by a friend back in 2010. From the first year of diving, he started moving up in certifications and wanted to become a Divemaster to encourage others about what it’s like to be in/near the ocean. Along with that, he loves spearfishing, being outdoors and living the dreams.

Bill Frenier

Master Instructor

Bill began diving in 1988 in the chilly waters of Massachusetts, he immediately fell in love with what the ocean had to offer and has been an avid diver ever since. As a telecommunications engineer working with the US military around the world, he has had an opportunity to dive on 5 continents. Bill completed his formal education with a Masters Degree in education from the University of California at Berkeley, so teaching has always been his passion. He loves being able to share his knowledge and experience with others. Whether it is a new open water diver or someone completing their dive master program, it is always a pleasure helping students with their diving education. Bill is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer with 15 specialties, and Advanced Re-breather Diver.

Larry Mullins

Master Instructor

Larry Mullins began diving at the age of 14 in Colorado. His first ocean dive was off the coast of Vancouver, BC. Since that time Larry has traveled extensively exploring the reefs, walls, wrecks and caves of the Caribbean, Mexico, Bahamas, and the United States. In 1984 he became a PADI instructor and started his career as a scuba instructor. Larry moved to Fort Lauderdale in 1986 and discovered the majesty of the South Florida wrecks and reefs. In 1992, he discovered cave diving. Through the cave community, he met Tom Mount and did extensive training in technical and deep diving. He became an IANTD instructor in 1994 and has been teaching divers the skills and procedures of decompression diving, mixed gas diving, technical wreck penetration, and cave exploration. Larry is a PADI Master Instructor and Tec Deep Instructor and also an IANTD Technical Wreck Instructor and Normoxic Trimix Instructor.

Sky Silva

Instructor/Assistant Manager

Sky has a love for the ocean anything from surfing, sailing, free diving and of course scuba diving. After her first dive she new that she wanted to show people how beautiful the underwater world is and that’s what she has been doing ever since. Her passion for the ocean, sharks, and making sure people are living a life they love has made her a natural at getting people out of their comfort zone and into the world of scuba diving.

Danny Dober

Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Danny is originally from near Atlanta, Georgia. After retiring from the U.S. Marines, he knew he wanted to continue sharing his passion for the underwater world with others. He loves diving, spear fishing and lobster hunting. He is a PADI Open Water SCUBA instructor, and can also teach Emergency First Responder, Nitrox, Emergency O2 provider, Deep, Wreck, Night, Underwater Photography, Project AWARE and Peak Performance Buoyancy specialties. He is also the Instructor Trainer for BLU3's Nemo and Nomad systems, able to certify Divemasters and SCUBA instructors to guide tours on those systems. He is also a certified Gas Blender. He is also a licensed 50-Ton Master Captain.

David Meechan

Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Dave first got into diving over 20 years ago while working in the offshore high-tech industry in sunny Barbados.  Warm tropical waters, lush reefs, and colorful fish can have an impact on some people.  The bug bit hard and now he is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Emergency First Response Instructor including Care for Children, and a DSAT TecRec Instructor.  He is also a PSI Inspector and a Sherwood Service Technician.  It seems if Dave isn't teaching, he's taking courses adding to an already extensive list of specialties.  The latest is Technical Sidemount Diving and then who knows what is coming next.  An avid proponent of continuing education he'll tell you that there's always more to learn and always something new to discover.

Mallory Sullivan


Mallory starting diving when spending a college summer on Roatan Island, Honduras. Since then, she's been diving all over, from Greece to Thailand to the Galapagos Island, and even in Iceland. She is a full time lawyer, but nothing makes her happier than being on or in the ocean, encouraging others to enjoy water sports, and advocating for marine conservation. She especially enjoys shark diving and her favorite underwater animal to see locally is turtles.

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