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Professional Diving Resources has evolved from Buckeye Diving School which was opened in 1964 by Paul and Sandy Reynolds. Scuba Steve, PDR’s Owner, secured a job there in 1993 and the rest is history! You can read more about Steve’s personal story here.

Steve has a simple philosophy: “We are dedicated to providing the best SCUBA instruction possible. We define value as personal attention, the highest safety concerns and best quality equipment to learn properly. Our bar is a notch above the rest and being in business for almost 50 years proves that point. You only get certified to dive once, so why not get the best training available?” His philosophy schoes the sentiments of Paul and Sandy Reynolds.

Classes are designed to teach you under relaxed, enjoyable conditions, and at your learning speed. “Since that time, Buckeye has been a leader in the Northeast Ohio’s SCUBA diving community, certifying and equipping over 9,000 recreational and professional SCUBA divers!

Learn to dive in your back yard – literally. If you have a pool we will come to your house. Don’t have a pool? No worries! We have locations all over North East Ohio to accommodate. Here are just a few locations we teach currently and we are always adding on new locations:

  • Bedford High School
  • Orange High School
  • Chagrin Valley Athletic Club
  • Cleveland Skating Club
  • Hathaway Brown
  • Cleveland State University
  • Brecksville Community Center
  • Lakewood High School
  • Baldwin Wallace University
  • Oberlin College*
  • JCC Mandel Center

We also use a few pool in the Akron area!

Live out of state? We can come to you!!! Want to book a trip and do your classes in the tropics? Another specialty of ours is finding the best places to enjoy a once in a lifetime holiday and learn to scuba dive. We teach you to love diving and have a life changing experience that alters the way you think, breath and see the world.

Let the dream begin by calling us today and see how we can make you a diver not just take you diving!

In addition to teaching classes and providing worldwide diving expedition experiences PDR also carries a wide variety of diving gear and can even help with equipment maintenance and repair for both personal and commercial divers alike.