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UA Store Front - Parking behind store

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Mark R. Smith
President/Owner
 
Scroll down for more info on Mark

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Suzanne Foret

Suzanne Foret
Shop Manager/Travel
 

5555 Government Street 
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 225.927.DIVE
Toll Free: 866-927-3483
Fax: 225.925.5333
 
Located between Superior Grill and Fleur De Lis Pizza on Government Street

store hours:
monday-friday 930-600
saturday 930-400
sunday closed
 
 
 

Aquatic Facilities:
 
Crawfish Aquatics
13' deep indoor olympic pool
6' deep outdoor lap pool
 
LSU Rec Center
5' deep indoor lap pool
 
LSU Natatorium
18' deep diving well
8' deep lap pool
 
A. C. Lewis YMCA
10' indoor diving well & lap pool
5' outdoor lap pool
 
C. B. Pennington YMCA
8' indoor lap pool
10' outdoor diving well & lap pool
 
 

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Mark Jumping at Normandy in Honor of his Dad

And now a little bit about our fearless (unless you are talking about snakes), remarkably funny, Founder and Owner of Underwater Adventures LLC-Mark R Smith
 
Mark R Smith got certified as a NAUI Scuba Diver in 1973 while attending LSU. He had his sights on the Commercial Diving Industry and in 1977 he earned his Commercial License from Ocean Corporation. In 1978  Ocean Corporation invited Mark back to teach the same courses that he had completed the previous year. While still teaching at Ocean Corp he earned his NAUI Instructor Certificate and started to teach private scuba courses. From 1980 to 1983  Mark worked in the Oil Fields diving throughout South America and the Gulf of Mexico. In 1984 he opened a successful commercial diving business-Underwater Services. For the next six years he continued to add to his resume becoming a YMCA Scuba Instructor in 1985 and in 1989 he acquired his Basic EMT & Hyperbaric Technician license. He taught scuba classes and worked in & along the Mississippi River until he finally decided to open his own Scuba Diving Center where he would be able to share his enthusiasm of the underwater world. In 1992 he obtained his PADI Instructor Certificate and in 1998 he completed his SSI Instructor Course. Since Mark has always been involved with Local Sheriff, Fire and Police Departments he decided in 2000 to become a Public Safety Dive Instructor. Three years later Mark completed his NAUI Instructor Trainer and finally in 2007 he earned his NAUI Course Director! It has been 35 years since Mark R Smith started that scuba class at LSU and he still hasn't lost any of that passion for learning about the underwater environment or teaching others....