About Us

Neck Deep Aquatics opened for business in January of 2017.

The owner, Maxwell Petty, is seriously involved in all things aquatic. He became PADI open water certified in 2001.

San Bar pets was a classic little Mom and Pop style pet store in Costa Mesa. This is where Max’s journey began as his first job at the age of 14. His passion and enthusiasm took root and grew quickly. He began servicing aquariums on his bicycle at the age of 16 around Costa Mesa.

By the age of 21 he became a certified PADI divemaster. Max has been helping people enjoy fish for most his life. He has serviced aquariums and ponds all over San Diego, Orange County, Riverside, and Los Angeles. He has worked for Exotic fish in Orange and Living Art Aquatic design in LA. Max has worked on aquarium and pond systems for celebrities and royalty.

Aquaponics became integrated in 2008. Max became inspired by his son at the time who developed a taste for leafy greens. Wanting to encourage this behavior he planted a garden for his son. He discovered Aquaponics in his research. Max’s passion soon took him to the big island of Hawaii for a month long internship on a commercial Aquaponics farm where he refined his skills.

Maxwell Petty is more than just a fish guy. He is dedicated to helping people enjoy the relaxing benefits of fish swimming through encaptivating aquatic environments. With aquaponics, he will help you grow healthy, natural food for you and your family. Experience the wonders under the surface with Max in the ocean and from the comfort of your house or office.

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