Jaime's Local Love: Phoenix Scuba brings the love of the sea to land

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Just talking to Kelly Fischer about her passion will get you excited about it too. Her enthusiasm is infectious, but the owner of Phoenix Scuba wasn't always head over heels for scuba diving.

"I'd been to the ocean and I'd seen Jaws and I was afraid," said Fischer. But Fischer's husband, Steve, wanted to dive and he wanted her to accompany him on his travels and dive along too. So Kelly hesitantly started to learn.

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"It can be a scary experience. We try to go out of our way to make you comfortable. We try to remember how we felt when we were in your shoes, " she said.

Now 25 years later, she owns a dive center and thrives on sharing her love of the ocean with anyone who will listen. Fischer makes sure she and her staff are always caring and patient with scuba students and has built a culture of caring and flexibility at Phoenix Scuba.

Phoenix Scuba works with WAVES (Wounded American Veterans Experience Scuba) to give back to our veterans. Kelly has read many studies on the positive impact scuba can have on PTSD and saw this as an opportunity to use the dive center for the greater good.

Kelly and Steve lead scuba trips around the world. Some upcoming trips are going to San Carlos and Cozumel.  

Phoenix Scuba
8502 N Black Canyon Hwy
Phoenix, AZ 85051

Phone: (602) 374-3206

Email: phoenixscuba@gmail.com

Website: live4divin.com

Instagram: @phoenixscuba

Facebook: @PhoenixScuba

Twitter: @PhoenixScuba

YouTube: PhoenixScuba

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