About EASE

Our Story

The Deep Six family of Dive and Watersports stores has been providing diving services and equipment sales on the east coast of Florida since 1979. Our headquarters is located in the main Deep Six retail facility in Vero Beach, Florida. Vero Beach is located on the Atlantic coast, about one hour south of the Kennedy Space Center and only two hours from Orlando and Walt Disney World.

In 1992, the Eastern Academy of Scuba Education was established to provide PADI Instructor Training. EASE is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. As one of only a handful of facilities to be awarded the prestigious rating of PADI 5 Star Career Development Center, EASE has been recognized for providing the highest standards of diver and Instructor training. We offer a complete range of PADI training programs from beginning level through Instructor, as well as a wide variety of continuing education and career enhancement courses for the PADI Instructor.

Open water training for our Courses is conducted at Lake Denton, the Blue Heron Bridge, and on a charter boat in Riviera Beach. The lake provides a more stable and predictable teaching environment which is not affected by the weather problems we might face if using an ocean location.

Meet the Staff

Philippe Yersin
PADI Platinum Course Director

Philippe Yersin has been a PADI member for 29 years. He also has been a TDI/SDI member since 1999. He started his career in 1991 as a Scuba Instructor for Eurodivers in the Maldives where he worked at a resort for two years. He then went to Malaysia where he managed a dive center for the same company for another two years. Then life took him to Paris where he successfully managed scubazen dive school for the next five years. Philippe is a PADI Platinum Course Director.  He is also an instructor trainer for PADI Tec Deep and Trimix, DAN, and Emergency First Response. He also holds the ratings of Advanced Trimix Instructor Trainer with TDI, Full Cave Instructor with TDI, VIP Instructor Trainer with ITI, and is a Public Safety Diver Instructor.
Philippe has done over 9500 dives since 1990.
He spends most of his time managing Eastern Academy of Scuba Education.  When he does have free time, Philippe enjoys kayaking, land and underwater photography, and spending time with his Daniff Salvo.

Is EASE right for you?

Choosing the right facility for your scuba career training is not easy. At the Eastern Academy of Scuba Education (EASE) we are committed to providing you with the most current and comprehensive training to help you attain your career goals in the dive industry. The EASE approach to diver and Instructor training enables us to make our programs more personal, informative and enjoyable.

Guaranteed Satisfaction

Our goal is to ensure your complete satisfaction with the training you receive at EASE. Our pledge is to give you individual attention during your training with us. If you are in any way displeased and we can not resolve the matter favorably, we will offer you a full refund or repetition of the course at no-charge. If you are unsuccessful at the PADI Instructor Examination, you may attend another IDC at EASE.

Personal Attention

Every person taking our programs is important to us. So, at EASE you will not be treated as a number. We like to keep our classes small so that we can give you all the personal attention you need and deserve. Throughout your course you will receive individualized counseling and feedback regarding your performance. We want you not only to be able to easily pass the Instructor Examination, but to thoroughly prepare you to begin your career in the dive industry. Our dedicated team of experienced Course Directors and Staff Instructors are always available at the facility after hours to help you with academic study or IDC assignments. An EASE Course Director will also attend the PADI Instructor Examination with you, giving you added support and confidence.

Job Placement

The job placement service at EASE is built around a sophisticated Internet-based system. We frequently update our extensive list of potential employers, including resorts, liveaboards, retail facilities and cruise-ship operators. We also take advantage of PADI’s Job Placement Service. Please bring your resume with you and we will be happy to distribute it to the employers on our list. Generally, within a week or so, potential employers contact us requesting more information on candidates they may be interested in employing.

Free Meals & Accommodations

When budgeting for your career training, not only do you normally have to take into consideration the fees for the courses you will be taking, you also have to account for the additional costs of hotel accommodations, meals, and possibly a car rental. If you were planning to take courses over a three week period, these additional costs could be substantial. However, when you take a training program at EASE, we provide you with an offsite FREE accommodation location and meals for the duration of your stay with us. This offer for free accommodations is only available for up to 6 people at each IDC, on a first-come, first-served basis.