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Pan Aqua Diving

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460 W. 43rd St., New York, NY 10036 40.75979 -73.99388
nr. Tenth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-736-3483 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Type: Specialty Shop
  • Products & Services: General Sporting Goods, Luggage, Swimwear, Watches
Photo by Patrick Siggins

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Official Website

panaqua.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, noon-7pm; Sat, 11am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, E at 42nd St.-Port Authority Bus Terminal

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Accessories

  • Luggage
  • Watches

Clothing

  • Swimwear

Sporting Goods

  • General Sporting Goods

Profile

This modestly sized scuba store churns out new divers with its free “Try SCUBA” class, one of the several courses offered through their instructional diving program. Inveterate scuba enthusiasts, meanwhile, will go head over heels for high-tech options like dive computers with integrated face masks, breathing hoses, and transmitters. Pan Aqua also caters to young divers with pint-size thermal suits and sea-themed stuffed animals. There’s an impressive array of size-specific goggles and masks that can be outfitted in-store with prescription lenses or sent out for more specialized features like bifocals. It’s probably a good idea to stock up on the sunblock and lens defogger before heading to Cozumel or Grand Cayman on one of Pan Aqua’s regular dive trips—though there’s actually no need to leave the metro area to get in some good underwater time: New York is one of the best areas for wreck diving, as store-sponsored expeditions in the Atlantic demonstrate firsthand.

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