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 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.