Ray Agterbos

Adventures are out there!

We want to share with you the adventures of life that we know are out there. From small personalized scuba diving classes, escorted trips, and videography services, we ensure your vacation is more than a holiday; it’s an experience. All inspired by your desire to explore, and our ability to provide you the opportunity.

Making your trip an experience - it’s not just a vacation.

Great destinations. Great people. Exploring our world with old and new friends. Well organized activities. Variety. This is what makes a vacation an incredible experience. We take care of the details. You take care of having yourself a great time!

It's your trip Say hello It's your trip It's your trip

Why are we different – Better Trips

Excellent service based on honesty , integrity, and a desire to share meaningful experiences. We offer the most personalized scuba lessons for the most reasonable price.

Personal Scuba Lessons

With a maximum student/teacher ratio of 4:1 we offer the most personalized scuba diving lessons. With flexible schedules, we teach individuals, families, and company employees.

Vivid Memories

Having taken underwater video around the world, and providing clients a DVD of their vacation experience, you can rest assured that video and editing services will provide you with the results your looking for.

We look forward to diving with you,

Ray Agterbos - Tropical Adventures Travel SIgnature
Ray Agterbos
Owner & Avid Adventurer


Here is a list of our credentials, and employment related education:

  • May 2009 PADI IDC Staff Instructor certification
  • Mar 2009 Master Scuba Diver Trainer certification
  • Feb 2009 Swift Water Ice Rescue Technician course (Rescue Canada )
  • Oct 2008 Swift Water Rescue Technician course (Wave Rescue )
  • Mar 2007 Enriched Air (Nitrox) instructor certification
  • 2004 Swift Water Ice Rescue Instructor (City of Edmonton)
  • Jun 2001 Dive Rescue I Trainer Dive Rescue International , Ft Collins, Colorado
  • Mar 2001 Law Enforcement and Underwater Investigation Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Nov 2000 Medical Dive Specialist Dive Rescue International Calgary, Alberta
  • 2000 Technical Rescue Team Member - High Angle Rope Rescue Technician, Confined Space Rescue (City of Edmonton)
  • 1998 Ice Rescue Instructor (Dive Rescue International , City of Edmonton)
  • Oct 1997 Dive Rescue I Dive Rescue International, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Aug 1996 Nitrox Diving Course International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Nov 1994 to Present - Northern Alberta Aquatic Rescue Society (NAARS) Edmonton, Alberta Volunteer
  • Oct 1994 PADI Open Water Instructor certification
  • Certified Emergency Medical Responder - (1993)
  • City of Edmonton firefighter since 1988
  • May 1988 PADI Open Water diver

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