- 23405 Pacific Hwy South, Seattle, WA, 98198, USA ,
Truxton & Lavonne Terkla started TL SEA DIVING in October 1996 in order to fill a specific need in the outdoor recreation market. Their philosophy of offering complete customer care & service (TLC) brought about the name “TL SEA”. Focusing on proper diver education, they improved the diving industry by setting the bar higher to create highly-trained, safer & more confident divers.
Since its inception, TL SEA DIVING has been regarded as one of the finest training facilities in the Northwest. They are known for a higher standard of care and developing such close relationships with their customers and Staff, that they consider them ‘family’.
In December 2001, TL SEA DIVING moved into a new locating in Des Moines (South Seattle) becoming the only PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Center in that area. Through continued customer service & outstanding training, TL SEA has been successful in consistently certifying over 300 students per year in a variety of diving and safety courses.
Meet the Business Owner:
Instructor #: 98647
Diving Experience: 22 Years
Instructional Experience: 19 Years
Number of Dives: 3079
Favorite Type of Diving: Wall, Deep, Boat, Wreck, Drift
Background: Began Diving in 1992, Divemaster 1996, Co-Founded TL Sea Diving 1996, Instructor 1997, Master Scuba Diver Trainer 2000, IDC Staff Instructor 2001
Specialties Taught: A.W.A.R.E. Coral Reef Conservation Specialty, DSAT Tec-Rec Tri-Mix Gas Blender, Deep, Drift, Drysuit, Enriched Air Nitrox, High-Speed Drift, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project A.W.A.R.E., Project A.W.A.R.E. Fish Identification, Search & Recovery, Wreck
Miscellaneous: Certified Dacor Repair Technician, DUI Repair Technician, PSI Certified Visual Cylinder Inspector, DSAT Tec-Rec Tri-Mix Gas Blender
July 24, 2018
I’ve only been to this shop when I’ve needed to rent extra tanks, but they made a good impression.
June 24, 2015
Great Dive Shop. They care and it Shows. They go the extra mile. There travel program is a must. They research and coordinate the best trips. All you need to do is show up at airport and be ready to have fun & an amazing experience. They always have so much more than diving on the trips, eco adventures, Cultural experiences etc, Things you would not know about or do on your own.
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