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The Scooba Shack is a full service Padi Dive Center located in Richmond Hill, Ga about 10 miles south of Savannah.   We offer equipment sales, rentals, training, expert maintenance and repair service.  The best source for accredited dive training in the Low Country we carry industry leading product lines and staff a knowledgeable and friendly crew.

 

The Shack Crew

Rob Lanoue

Instructor
Born and raised in the great white north, Rob migrated from Canada in the late 80’s to Savannah, GA where he traded his hockey skates in for a pair of fins. He began teaching SCUBA in 1988, has certified over 1,000 new divers and has more than 10k hours of bottom time. Rob’s experience in the industry has provided him with numerous intriguing stories that provide great entertainment during surface interval times and certification courses. He has been fortunate enough to be able to follow his dream and live his passion by opening a dive shop to spread the good word that is SCUBA.

David Anderegg (Super Dave)

Instructor
My name is Dave. I dive, I play music, and I make beer; life is pretty good. But above all else, scuba diving is my favorite thing. I love the relaxation, the concentration, the silent aquatic world. I love being amidst all the marine life, and I love being outdoors and under water. And I love that I get to share it with others as an instructor. From teaching the basics to beginners, to helping already certified divers hone their skills and learn new ones, it’s a blast teaching others to do what I love to do the most.

Mike McKinley (Pugs)


In the early 80’s I decided to take a Scuba Diving class in college. I liked it so much, I took it again! I was never able to take my open water certification back then and life moved on. In 1988, I was urged by friends to take up Scuba Diving again and get certified. I’ll never forget the day on my certification trip in West Palm Beach when I made my first official dive. I entered the water and was immediately greeted by a rather large Loggerhead turtle. I was hooked! It was like being on another planet and I didn’t have to go to outer space! During the next decade I took many dive trips including Live-a-boards, met and made many friends with many awesome people. Ah, the memories we made!

Once again, life moves on and you enter into family life and priorities change. I missed diving and all the stories we used to share. Over the past years, I noticed a rather interesting phenomena. I came to discover that people I got along with really well, were also Scuba Divers! Wow! It seems to me like there is some sort of unexplainable bond shared between all divers. I was being summoned back!

Today, I have a renewed interest in scuba diving. One of my best friends, and longtime dive buddy, was blessed with the opportunity to open a dive shop of his own, the Scooba Shack! I am also blessed to be on board as part of the staff to live the dream and offer my assistance and experience to all who enter our dive shop.

That loggerhead turtle may not remember me, but I remember him! Let’s go diving! Perhaps we’ll meet again!