AquaMunkee Scuba - Scuba Training, Diving & Networking

AquaMunkee Scuba is an independent scuba diving facility offering:

  • Professional PADI Training - best prices in the Madison Wisconsin area!
  • Diving - Local Diving, Dive Travel, & Scuba Club
  • Rental Gear

AquaMunkee Scuba is based in Cross Plains, Wisconsin, offering training and diving opportunities for the entire Madison Wisconsin area. We also offer scuba diving events throughout the southern Wisconsin area, including dive trips to Lake Wazee and charter boat trips for Lake Michigan wreck diving.

Coming soon we will offer interactive options for divers & students to request classes and class dates or suggest excursions, and we will also provide user accounts for the scuba club.

Stay tuned for these and other developments!

Summary of Services

Professional PADI Training: AquaMunkee Scuba provides training for all levels of certification from introductory diver courses all the way to Master Scuba Diver and even the PADI professional levels of Divemaster and Assistant Instructor.

Local Diving: Local diving experiences include shipwreck diving by Lake Michigan charter, local exploration of lakes and quarries in Madison and the surrounding areas, and trips further abroad to points of interest.

Dive Travel: Whether you've set your sites on exotic faraway destinations around the globe or for travel within the continental United States, AquaMunkee Scuba is there to help plan your trip. We also offer club packages during the winter months.

Scuba Club (Social Activities): AquaMunkee Scuba understands the importance of building a strong scuba diving community, and we will plug you in to a social network of divers with non-diving social activities, both scuba-themed and completely unrelated.

Rental Gear: We have a small but growing set of high quality scuba gear available for rental during club activities and training available at very competitive rates.


“ I had the pleasure of taking the Advanced Open Water course with Bob Dankert. Bob is an outstanding instructor. His presentation of material is crystal clear. His patience (especially on knot tying) kept me at ease and working hard. Bob has an obvious passion for diving and his knowledge made each phase of the class very rewarding. The bonus was that he made it fun!! I would highly recommend Bob and his AquaMunkee organization for anyone interested in PADI training. ”
- Ted B, Advanced Open Water Class

“ AquaMunkee Scuba was the perfect fit for me with their small class sizes, flexible scheduling, and affordable pricing. Bob was a very knowledgeable (and fun!) instructor with lots of real-world scuba advice on everything from equipment to general diving tips. I feel confident that my open water training with AquaMunkee has fully prepared me for scuba diving. I would absolutely recommend AquaMunkee Scuba to anyone who is interested in taking scuba classes. ”
- Erin N, Open Water Diver Class

“ My husband and I are very happy that we chose to get our diving certification through Aquamunkee Scuba. The class sizes were small and our instructor, Bob, was fantastic! He was laid back and fun, yet thorough in his instructions. I was terrified of diving at first, but Bob really helped put me at ease. We both look forward to taking more classes with Aquamunkee! ”
- Sarah L, Open Water Diver Class

“ Hi Bob, I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how much I appreciate the time you spent with me over the last two weekends. I could not possibly have asked for more. If the situation should ever arise, I will not hesitate to recommend you and Aqua Munkee to anyone that is looking for some help with scuba. If you get a chance, please pass along my thanks to Andy too. He was most helpful on Saturday and I feel very lucky to have gotten him to help get set up Saturday. ”
- Roger B, Scuba Review

“ Brian is an absolutely fantastic scuba instructor. Welcoming, funny, and friendly, with a great transmission of scuba knowledge and skills, I would hands-down recommend his instruction to anyone. ”
- Nathan Northup, Open Water Diver Class

“ Brian has a passion for SCUBA and is committed to instilling that passion in you through his teaching. He allows you to move through each exercise at your own pace in a manner that fosters confidence. My first day of training I was very nervous but Brian’s patient style inspired confidence and even on day two I noticed a dramatic improvement. I highly recommend Brian and AquaMunkee SCUBA for high quality, fun training! ”
- Brad Lobner, Open Water Diver

“ When I signed up for scuba certification I was nervous, but after talking with Brian all my fears were gone, even before getting in the water. He is a wealth of knowledge and experience and starting my scuba adventure with him was a great choice. I look forward to more instruction and diving trips in the future! I can't recommend Brian enough! ”
- Kelli Kline, Open Water & Advanced Open Water Diver

“ After not having touched a regulator in 3 years Brian ignited my interest in diving again through his passion for the sport and immense knowledge. Since our first meeting Brian has certified me in 4 different specialties plus Rescue Diver, and I am excited to complete my Master Scuba Diver and Divemaster certifications with him as well. ”
- James Jonakin, Rescue Diver

“ I met Brian during our Instructor course in Key Largo and found him to be easy going and down to earth. He is a confident and skilled diver with a talent for making every experience fun, no matter the circumstances. His knowledge and passion for diving make him a phenomenal instructor. As an instructor myself, Brian is one of the few instructors I would confidently recommend to my students, friends and family for an extraordinary and safe scuba diving and learning experience. ”
- Vincent Barr, PADI Instructor

“ As a PADI Scuba Instructor, I have seen Brian develop his scuba training first hand. He has a genuine passion for scuba diving that is transmitted to his students through his calm, yet attentive teaching style that is highly effective. Since my teaching style is similar, I enjoyed every moment that I worked with him. His students learn the most important values in scuba diving, being as safe as possible and getting the most enjoyment and fun out of the sport. ”
- Dave Tatro, PADI Instructor

AquaMunkee Scuba is a PADI training facility, focused on the PADI approach to diver education and also offering training through the related organizations DSAT/Tec Rec and Emergency First Response.