Scuba Jenn and the gang at The Playground Dive Shop truly excel at what they do. From the moment I walked in the door I was made to feel at home and all of my questions were patiently answered – and I had MANY. So many, that a year later they are still answering my questions as I continue to learn more and more about diving by taking additional courses and traveling to the fabulous dive destinations scheduled by the shop. Someone in this highly trained group is always available to answer my questions about equipment, skills, travel or just exchange stories about the latest dive!Michelle Sharp, Lone Jack
I am a certified open water diver through another dive center. While looking for a dive shop while on vacation, I came across Playground Dive Shop. My daughter became interested to dive and when we met Jennifer Feller, who we affectionately call Scuba Jenn, my daughter fell in love with her. We live about 8 hours away, so we made the decision that my daughter and her girlfriend would become SCUBA divers. Let me tell you, Jennifer and her staff made these young women feel so comfortable in what they were doing, the transition to being an open water SCUBA diver was flawless. They treated us like family. As a reward, my wife and I scheduled a dive trip to Cozumel with the dive center for all 4 of us. The prices are reasonable and Jen ensures all travelers are well informed prior to any trip. We appreciated Jen’s dedication to the world of SCUBA so much that I decided to qualify for my Advanced Diver Certification and schedule another dive trip, this time to Costa Rica. Her staff is top notch and her shop has everything to offer for every level of diver. I highly recommend anyone that has a desire to explore the underwater world to take a serious look at Playground Dive Center. You will not be disappointed.John Taylor, Elizabethtown KY
Thanks so much for being so great with my kids during their cert! I couldn't have asked for a better instructor and really didn't think a kid friendly dive shop existed. You went above and beyond to make them comfortable and your patience looked effortless :)McCoy Family, Kingsville
Thanks for all your help and patienceSharon Casebolt, Blue Springs
Thanks for your kindness and support. You have prepaired us for the ocean.Dave & Serena, Blue Springs
My wife and I became Open Water certified through the Playground Dive Shop. I have lots of water-related anxiety and was concerned how I would do, but I was determined to try because I wanted to Scuba dive on our first trip to Hawaii.
Our instructor, Chad, is one of the most patient teachers I've met. He worked with me and made our classes fit what I felt comfortable doing until I was able to do all the skills, pushing me just enough to try, but not so much to get discouraged. He spent the time to make sure didn't just learn the skills, but felt comfortable with them before our open water dives. He even went the extra mile to make we we had enough pool time to get make the open water trip that was scheduled before our vacation.
We were so happy with them (and discovered we LOVE scuba) that we have since gone back for our Advanced certification and a handful of specialty classes to help us be better divers and pursue other interested aspects of diving.
We've also taken a diving trip with them, and Jenn worked hard to make sure everything was in order and that our traveling and diving experience was the best, and it was.
Beyond the training the dive shop staff have been great to work with as we've tried to get the gear and service we need. I'd recommend Playground Dive Shop to anyone looking for new certifications or equipment.