Florida's Gulf Coast Liveaboard Diving Company

Start your memorable diving experience in Panama City with The Bennett Dive company live-aboard dive vessel, the Samantha Marie. The Samantha Marie travels to multiple local dive sites such as Empire Mica, Grey Ghost, S.S. Tarpon, and more to accommodate all levels of divers. For detailed information on our dive sites visit our dive sites page.


The Bennett Dive Company offers single or multi-day charters aboard the Samantha Marie for scuba diving, free diving, wreck diving, snorkeling and spearfishing.


We also offer charters for private parties, special events, exploration, education, marine research, spearfishing, technical expeditions and commercial diving ventures. For details on specific charters, see our trip schedule to find available trips and booking information.


Aboard the Samantha Marie, you will be served with complete hot meals and snacks during the duration of your stay. Also available are five staterooms, two full bathrooms with showers, separate day head, and large salon. Visit our FAQ  page for answers to our commonly asked questions.


The Bennett Dive Company provides two aluminum cylinders per person, weights, and free air fills. For an additional fee, nitrox, rebreather refills, and gases needed for Trimix diving are also available upon request.


Here at the Bennett Dive Co. we offer more than just a dive trip, we offer an experience. Although there are many dive companys, the Bennett's strive to offer more, having designed each trip to suit all types of recreational divers, tech divers and snorkelers. We limit our occupancy to only 6 passengers, so that you receive satisfactory personal service and enjoy dives that are never crowded. Our experienced, certified crew ensures your trip to Panama City is a memorable one.


We invite you to explore our site and learn what makes The Bennett Dive company your next choice for your Gulf Coast diving excursion. We look forward to serving you and providing you with an outstanding liveaboard dive experience.