Discover Diving


Discover Diving is one of Buffalo’s oldest and most respected professional diving center. The business was started by Dallas Edmiston who has been teaching diving in western New York since 1974. The retail store opened in 1992 and today is operated as a partnership with his twin brother, Darryl Edmiston. Rounding out the family end of the business, Dallas’ wife Linda is also a highly skilled instructor while Darryl’s wife Marian helps out with many of the behind the scene business operations. Together, with the assembled staff of instructors, divemasters and assistants Discover Diving has grown to be one of the premier dive centers in the Great Lakes area.

Today, the business offers all the amenities expected from a professional dive operation. The shop offers scuba training at all levels from beginners to advanced and leadership development, along with retail sales of recreational diving equipment, a well stocked service department, local diving and an international dive destination travel program. We love diving right here at home, but also enjoy offering guided excursions to some of the best dive destinations in the world.

We have made our reputation by providing the highest quality instruction with our friendly and flexible style to accommodate your needs and lifestyle. We invite you to stop by and discover for yourself why thousands of divers have chosen to train and dive with us and have made us the leaders in western New York!