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Breezeway Bubbles Scuba is Your Ticket to the Best in Tropical Diving Spots

By Marina I. Jokic

Learning to scuba dive can be daunting for many. Breezeway Bubbles Scuba in Madison, Wisconsin has taught countless students how to take the plunge. Their group trips are designed to provide a novice diver with the chance to experience some of the highest quality diving under the watchful eye of an experienced instructor. Breezeway Bubbles offers two group trips per year, and many of the participants are long-time customers of the company.

The first step to diving is completing your open water training. While attending the pre-and-post-dive trip parties, you will meet the other travelers and receive important information about your adventure. The post-party allows participants to bond and reminisce on their adventure together.

​Created by Barb and Terry Spennetta, Breezeway Bubbles was acquired by its current owner Don Johnson about 10 years ago. Johnson and his wife decided to retain the original name of the business since its reputation was stellar and it was well known internationally.

"Our entire team strives to make each class fun, safe and informative," Johnson said. "Many of our customers have said they appreciate our patience, flexibility, and ability to make them feel [confident about] their skills."

Johnson has been thrilled to see his students' progress, their wanderlust and readiness to support each other. Incidentally, several of his students have joined Breezeway Bubbles as permanent staff. The diving team is like an extended family of sorts, helping each other every step of the way.

Breezeway Bubbles has opened up a gateway to adventure and international travel as well as a love for marine life. It has taken its students to fascinating places and given them the opportunity to experience diving in stunning marine landscapes around the world. While scuba diving with his students, Johnson points out, he has seen tropical fish donning the brightest hues, unique and endangered marine species and even unidentified creatures inhabiting the depths of the oceans. Diving certainly teaches a first-hand appreciation of the natural world and its fragility that you just can't grasp otherwise.

"As PADI instructors, we do teach every level of recreational diving, but we are known to specialize in teaching [especially people who are] new to [the sport]," Johnson said. "I believe our team offers a learning environment that is enjoyable with an emphasis on safe diving practices."

Bonaire is a Breezeway Bubbles favorite in terms of popular diving destinations. They have a group of 40 individuals, made up of both divers and non-divers, who are joining this particular trip each year. The group stays on the island at the Divi Flamingo resort for seven nights, training and exploring the strikingly lush area. The island is a prime location for scuba diving due to its surplus of diverse sites accessible from the shore and by boat.

"It is an island that caters to scuba divers, but there are many fun things to do like visiting the donkey sanctuary, botanical gardens, horseback riding, kite and wind surfing, snorkeling," Johnson said. "We look forward to traveling to Bonaire whenever we can."

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