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We're real people with a passion for the ocean.  We are also passionate about helping others learn to explore it's depths safely and creating culturally rich excursions to the best dive sites around the globe.  We believe everyone, including the youngest family members, should have the opportunity to experience the wonders of our majestic ocean and experience the life-changing magic of travel.    -- Rich and Amy Lawson

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover.”

- Mark Twain

Rich has been diving for over 30 years and has been a PADI professional since 1990. "There is simply nothing like taking your first breath see a shipwreck emerge from the depths...or to swim with a majestic manta ray."  Throughout his life, Rich has cherished the opportunities to experience these things and to share them with others. Now with The Amazing Ocean, Rich is focused on bringing these ocean experiences to you in a most personal way.  
"When you learn to dive it's most often in a group class.  Because of the nature of group learning, it's never entirely about your interests and your learning needs.  That's why I recommend private lessons to those individuals, couples and families looking to learn in a personal way.  I can teach you in your own pool or ours.  You can learn the academics online on your own time, or we can arrange for lessons in the comfort of your home. The Amazing Ocean is all about creating experiences and that starts with you and your first time learning to dive!"
Amy has been an avid traveler for her entire life.  She seeks out opportunities to experience foreign lands, culture and cuisine in illuminating new ways.  She brings this emphasis and focus to The Amazing Ocean to revolutionize traditional dive travel.  She provides her travel expertise by researching arranging our group travel itineraries and through private consultation to support your personal travel planning needs.
7940 N Flint Hill Road
Owings, MD  20736
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