Springfield, Missouri is home to DiVentures' second location. In January 2011, DiVentures acquired Aquasports Scuba Center. Aquasports Scuba Center was founded in 1978 and was locally owned and operated for 32 years by Don and Vickie Peterson. With fantastic local and regional dive sites located just a short distance from the shop, we were eager to start exploring the area, meeting new divers and having fun!
In March of 2012, DiVentures moved from Aquasports' original location to a state-of-the-art, 11,800 sq ft scuba and swim center. Highlights of the new facility include:
If you haven't visited the store yet, please stop by! We're ready to show you around anytime, and always looking forward to talking about scuba.
Springfield is the third-largest city in Missouri and the largest Springfield in the nation. The Springfield Metropolitan area is home to 420,000 people.
You could call Springfield a college town, but the truth is education is the cornerstone of the community at all levels. Nearly 24,000 students attend the Springfield R-12 School District. Collegiately, Missouri State University and its 21,000 students call Springfield home, as do the students of Drury University, Ozarks Technical Community College and Evangel University.
If you enjoy the outdoors, you’ll find more than 7,500 miles of shoreline along accessible lakes and floatable streams and rivers within minutes of the city. Trails, conservation areas, hunting, camping and fishing are never too far away.
This might have been true, back in the 1950s Sea Hunt era when Mike Nelson was spearing fish with his bare hands and rescuing damsels in distress. Only it wasn't really true then, either. The lovely Zale Parry was one of the most accomplished divers on the set, and when Sports Illustrated featured scuba diving in its May 23, 1955, issue, it was Parry who made the cover.
It is true that men have always participated in the sport more than women, but the gap has been closing steadily since the 1980s. Today, the male/female ratio is roughly 60/40 and everyone from equipment manufacturers to tour operators offer products specifically for female divers. We offer a wide selection of BCs and wetsuits made just for women. Stop by and check them out today!
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