I did hear from Lesley that I'm confirmed, I'll spend the ten months working on getting comfortable to 100 ft and Nitrox.
Looking forward to the diving, meeting everyone and checking out all the Doxas!
1 day of spring dives and 2 days of ocean boat dives).
The local PADI folks have Open Water for $300, which includes dives at Vortex Springs in Florida, but not the lodging and fees.
So, basically the minimum is NAUI at $350 and PADI at $300, locally.
Last edited by Caribbean Soul; December 19th, 2007 at 19:06.
BTW, whether to support your local dive shop with these purchases is up to you, and in some markets they can be very competitive. But sometimes, especially if you are mainly price driven, you can do better with one of the large mail order sellers- but if that's your intent, might be best not to let on at the local dive shop right away.
Hey, T-Bone, as you say around here they basically provide equipment for the initial training, equipment that you will need to rent for the other classes ... gotta keep the supply of students flowing in!
I hope it didn't sound like I was telling folks how much it cost to dive, I was really responding to Subkrawler's request for quoted basic course rates due to his concern that lagrinin may be getting short-changed with a low rate for low quality ... around here the basic instruction quotes are in line with what lagrinin was quoted, but we do have competition here that helps keep rates low.
The price I was told is for 32 hrs of classroom and pool diving plus open water dives(1 full day in the ocean).Equipment includedfor the classes only, need to buy my own after. does that sound ok? I am not sure who the cert. was through, need to find that part out still.
Have a nice day.
Or the super suave voice effect...j/k.
I've never gotten around to taking the certification classes for nitrox, heliox, or tech diving in general. I've gone fairly deep on compressed air, and I can attest to the fact that it does affect you.
Ty, what's the deepest dive out there? I don't recall from the posts, I'd appreciate it if you refreshed our (my) collective memories.
Set Friday June 10, 2005 in the Red Sea
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