COLUMBIA SCUBA was established in 1999 with the aim of providing knowledgeable, friendly, high quality service to the scuba diving community in the Midlands of South Carolina.
We are the Midlands PADI 5 Star Development Center. Over the years we've had the priviledge of growing many of our own instructors from within but we have a healthy number of staff that bring experiences from other regions that enhance our dive family.
Our staff equips you to explore local or worldwide dive locations and to become a member of the diving family!
We're proud to service and sell quality gear from Atomic, Mares, Zeagle, Sherwood, Henderson, Bare and more.
Start your PADI Adventure with us today, get diving and change your life. Our dynamic team is here to assist you step by step. What are you waiting for?
Lawrence is the Managing Partner of Columbia Scuba and is also an IDC Staff Instructor as well as an EFR Instructor Trainer.
He remembers wanting to dive since he first saw Jaques Cousteau on TV. He began diving when he surprised his wife Karen with classes at Columbia Scuba and says from that moment they were both hooked! Lawrence embraced a passion for safety and knowledge and looks forward to introducing new divers to a world that few get a chance to see.
He believes its all about making new friends, seeing new places and equipping people to make their own memories that will last a lifetime.
Mike is a Partner at Columbia Scuba and is our Instructor Coordinator. He is also a Master Scuba Diver Trainer.
He is proud husband to Kay and proud dad to Katie. He was raised in Texas and started diving in the mid 80’s and also began instructing in the 80’s.
Mike then took a break from diving to ranch in Colorado. He is currently a Building Official for Richland County.
Mike is very happy to be back diving and teaching with the super family at Columbia Scuba.
Charlie is our staff equipment guru as well as a PADI IDC Staff Instructor.