Wednesday, July 2, 2003
The Best of South Florida: Best Dive Shop
Talk about wet and wild. Tonight, the Best Of South Florida is taking the plunge. We're going about as low as you can go to find the Area's Top Dive Shop.
(WSVN) -- There's just something about that first step off the boat.
"Just go jump in the water and be a fish."
Now, this is waterworld.
But you'll be in safe company at Our Viewers' Third Choice - Force-E in Pompano Beach.
"We're a dive shop that the locals love because of the service, the quality of equipment, the prices, the charters, the fills. We do everything."
Everything you need for an underwater adventure.
"They have a wide selection of equipment."
"And they're well equipped to make sure you know all the do's and dont's of diving."
"Service is a very big part of our business and service is what keeps our customers coming back."
Coming back for 27 straight years.
"You come into this store. They have everything. All the goodies you need one stop shopping."
But if you want to really make a splash ... then one stop is all you need at Our Second Pick - Divers Direct in West Palm.
"We definitely guarantee the lowest price, and we have the largest inventory in town."
And apparently the customers know a good deal when they see it.
"I've got tanks regulators, I came in to buy an Octopus today and some boots."
Yes, if you want it, they have it. This place carries everything from knives and guns to cameras and kayaks.
"We even have a blow up kayak."
Plus their own travel department.
With Divers Direct, you can see the sea from all over the world.
"They know everything about diving snorkeling. Everything you need to know. All answers to all the questions right here."
But if you want to discover some really great deals, then swim on over to Our Viewers Number One Choice - Austin's in South Miami.
"If we don't have it, you probably don't need it."
Then again who doesn't need gadgets galore.
"They have the latest equipment. The latest thing that comes out on the market, they have it."
Austin's claim to fame - they can cover you from head to toe.
"Boots, gloves, hoods, buoyancy vests, cameras, scooters, spear guns, of course the regulators tanks and gauges."
They can even cover specialty divers.
"Do mostly skin diving ... speer fishing in the keys."
"Our major part of the business is sales and then repairs on all the types of diving equipment."
So no matter where you're going, every diver is all set for an odyssey in the ocean.
"This is the best dive shop in Miami."
Next week, if diving's not your thing - no problem. We'll show you South Florida's best sporting goods store.
Also prepare your appetite. The polls are open for the Best All You Can Eat Buffet.
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